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Captain Michalis – Freedom or Death


Alkmini Theater

Alkminis 8-12, Athens


27 - 29 May 2022



The show aims to bring the modern viewer in contact with one of the most important texts of world literature and with respect to the style, language and reflection of the author, to bring the deep existential issues of man to light.

The face of the fictional hero, of this bravely expended revolutionary, Captain Michalis, becomes a symbol of the modern struggling man – regardless of his origin, place of residence, religion and beliefs – the man who struggles for physical and mental survival.

The story of Captain Michalis takes place at the end of the 19th century in Crete, when Crete was fighting, once again, for its freedom in the revolution of 1889. The work, however, although connected to the particular homeland of the author (Nikos Kazantzakis), as it’s imbued with the spirit of freedom that defines human nature, very quickly gained the pan-Hellenic and international recognition.

Freedom and Humanity are two structural concepts in Kazantzakis’ world.


Fridays and Saturdays at 21:00 – Sundays at 19:30

Duration 90 minutes (no intermission)

General admission: 15€

Reduced admission for students, unemployed and disabled: 12€



The event follows all required guidelines of the public health authority to prevent the spread of COVID 19.

Closest Metro Station: Keramikos

Metro to Venue: 9 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility YES


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