“2” is Number 1

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Oh. My. God.

2,” Athens’s latest everyone-is-talking-about-it stage production, choreographed by Dimitris Papaioannou (the genius behind the magnificent opening ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games) is inimitable. Showing at the recently renovated Pallas Theater (5 Voukourestiou Street, +30-210-321-3100), “2” is the kind of production one might see at any of the finest theaters in London, New York, or San Francisco.

Delving into issues surrounding male identity, sexuality, and relationships to everything from work and women to self without so much as one line of dialogue, “2” resonates with a broad audience on a visceral and intellectual level, and has drawn packed houses every night.

To obtain a ticket, go to Ticket Shop and see “2” advertised on the home page. Scroll down a bit and click on “????? ? ????????? ?? video (2,35MB),” written in red, to see a montage from the production. Click on “???????????? (??????? – ?????),” also in red, to see seating options and prices. We highly recommend splurging and buying a ticket close to the stage. Tickets begin at €10 and top out at €100.

Due to its popularity, “2” has been held over. It is currently scheduled to run through March 4.

About the author

In order to keep a promise she and her brother had made to their grandmother (and to simultaneously fulfill one of her own dreams) Kaymaria left her beloved hometown of Oakland, California and headed to Athens in time for the 2004 Olympics. Today, she continues to work and play in the Greek capital, where you may find her writing atop Lykavittos, road-tripping with overseas guests, enjoying Athens cafés with friends, dancing to Greek hip-hop music, or reading Greek subtitles in an outdoor cinema. The daughter of two life-long educators and enthusiastic travelers, Kaymaria has explored North America, Mexico, and Europe. It was not until she spent a year as an exchange student at The University of York in England, however, that she discovered that she does not actually speak English.

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