The Ptochoprodromic poems relate and satirise the harsh life experienced by the 12th century Byzantine poet Theodoros Prodromos or Ptochoprodromos (Poor Prodromos). Written in the common tongue, they are among the earliest examples of Modern Greek literature.
With the Ptochoprodromic poems as inspiration, silver plates decorated with mythological themes, spoons inscribed with the sayings of ancient sages and ceramic plates with dragons fights and humorous depictions of dinner and drinking parties cast light on everyday life in Byzantium, as well as providing the spark for an unusual presentation of Byzantine cuisine
Director: Stratis Panourios
Costume manager: Myra Vazaiou
Acted by Fotis Lazarou,, Elena Marsidou, Stratis Panourios and Dionysis Pifeas.
The museum exhibit will be presented by Anastasia Drandaki, Curator of the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection.
3, 10, 24 January & 7, 14 February 2018
The performance starts at 20:30
€ 15, € 10 reduced (per performance), € 25, € 18 (for two new performances), € 50, € 35 (for all performances)
Tickets are available from 6.10.2017:
FOR ALL PERFORMANCES
-at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture, 1 Koumbari street, Athens.
Ticket office opening hours: Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 – 18:00, Thursday and Saturday 10:00-22:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
FOR TWO NEW PERFORMANCES
-at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, 22, Ag. Asomaton & 12 Dipilou street, Athens
Ticket office opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10:00-18:00
-at the Benaki Museum Ghika Gallery, 3 Kriezotou street, Athens
Ticket office opening hours: Friday - Saturday, 10:00-15:00
Information: Τ 2103671015, Monday – Thursday, 10:00 – 15:00