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In a year of 13

Based on the film by R. W. Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s iconic film is adapted for the stage for the very first time by director Katerina Giannopoulou, presented at the Athens Festival. Elvira wanders through the streets of an unfriendly city, trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Abandoned by everyone, the transgender heroine visits places and people who left their mark on her, struggling to come up with a reason for continuing to live. A performance about the right to love and live, in what is a critical time for human rights and gender issues.

Premiere 24 September 2021 Athens & Epidaurus Festival


Translated by Grigoris Liakopoulos
Directed by Katerina Giannopoulou
Dramaturgy Grigoris Liakopoulos, Anna-Katharina Müller
Set and costume design Niki Psychogiou
Lighting design Christina Thanasoula
Movement Nadi Gogoulou, Candy Karra
Music Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulou
Recordings Panos Tsekouras audio mixing - mastering, Eirini Sgouridou flute, Don Stavrinos trumpet
Camera Giorgos Kyvernitis
Video Kostis Charamountanis
Assistant director Maria Nikitopoulou
Assistant to the set designer Spyros Loukidis
Hairstyling Konstantinos Koliousis
Make-up Roula Lianou
Crown construction Melissanthi Spei

Photos Elina Giounanli
Promotion – Communication Evangelia Skrobola



Maria Filini, Giorgos Kissandrakis, Romanna Lobach, Marios Panagiotou, Giorgos Valais

Also featuring Takis Zachariadis, Aemilia Kefala, Dimitris Ikonomidis, Christiana Toka

Supported by Goethe-Institut Athens


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