When I was asked to take a few pics of the rehearsal for the play 'The Murderesses' under the direction of Stelios Parris, how could I possibly say 'no'. The women in this play are not actors, but mostly mums, and many of them, also friends. Stelios Parris weaves his magic with these women and girls, transforming them from their daily selves, into some weird and wonderful characters.
It was great to see the women give themselves over to the forsight of Stelios, who has really made them reach way outside of themselves to source characters that couldn't be further from their original selves. I don't want to give too much away as you'll be able to see this play for yourselves if you're on the island around 4th and 5th of March in Stavros and the 7th in Vathy, but I can tell you it has to do with murder, drugs and wild women.
It's a brave man to take on the girls of northern Ithaca, but Stelios Parris is now known for gathering the unlikely and making a little magic out of the ordinary.
This Valentine's Day rehearsal started with cake and ended with pulling of hair and screaming banshees. What a lot of fun.
Stelios Parris always manages to stick a little politics into his direction, keeping the play relevant.
There's a couple of more weeks of rehearsal remaining before the presentation in early March.