«The Desperates»

George Valaris
Athina Theater /  June 2011
Greek Tour /  January 2012
Makarios Amphitheater Nicosia / June 2013

Ο George Valaris' first time presenting a skit and he does it succesfully during the 2011 economic recession. He mages to spectacularly pull off a mix of musical and skit genre in an impressive production with a very popular cast. Through original music, he records the life of nine desperate Greeks leaving the country for a better future. Fate has different plans and as a result their plane crashes over the Atlantic, leaving them stranded on a deserted tropical island. Deep in the jungle and far away from civilization, they are being tested. Through laughter, regrets, thoughts and tears, it is almost as if they are being treated by a therapist leading them to a decision. Live in their own utopia. The play was performed for 3 successful seasons in Greece and Cyprus with different casts.

Creative Team
Director: George Valaris
Original Music: Giannis Christodoulopoulos
Music Supervisors: Nikos Ramos, Dimitris Tsinidelos
Song Lyrics: George Valaris, Giannis Christodoulopoulos, Jenny Diagoupi
Set-costume Design: George Valaris
Choreography: Elena Gerodimou
Assistant Director: Calliope Kotzailia
Producer: Marosoulis Dimitris and Thodoris Theatrical Operations

Starring A cast: Nikos Moutsinas, Christina Tsafou, Athina Oikonomakou, Maria Androutsou, Niki Palikaraki, Eleni Karakasi, Tasos Giannopoulos, Manos Pitzis, George Valaris.

Starring B cast: Tasos Palatzidis, Vilma Tsakiri, Eleni Karakasi, Nikoletta Karra, Tryfon Samaras.

Starring C cast: Pavlos Chaikalis, Christina Tsafou, Manos Papagiannis, Nikoletta Karra, Sofia Vogiatzaki, Prodromos Tosounidis, Emilio Raftis, George Valaris, Kostas Voutsas.