About The Show

HFF Encore Producers’ Award 2017

Mistero Buffo, with Panos Vlahos, directed by Lyto Triantafyllidou, won the Hollywood Fringe Festival’s Encore Producers’ Award 2017 and has extended for an additional two performances at Complex Theatres’ Flight Theatre on FRI 7/14, 8pm and SAT 7/15, 9:30pm.

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Mistero Buffo at Hollywood Fringe Festival

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  •     SUN 6/4, 7pm
  •     SAT 6/10, 6pm
  •     SUN 6/11, 9pm
  •     THU 6/22, 10:30pm

A modern clown entertains his audience by performing a provocative Comical Mystery. Following the example of Jesus Christ, he redefines the notion of authority by giving a human dimension to the concept of miracles.

Acclaimed Greek actor Panos Vlahos will perform this new adaptation of Dario Fo’s Mistero Buffo for the first time in Los Angeles. The performances will be held at Complex Theatres’ Flight Theatre, as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival!

A Live Performance Where Laughter becomes the Miracle

This production is a theatrical exploration of the Last Supper hosted by a clown, the Guilare. The performance is crafted around three main questions that the Guillare eagerly asks his guests: who am I?  who are you? who is in charge? Through spanning monologues, soliloquies, storytelling, dialogues and crowd scenes, the Guilare shares his revolutionary message and redefines the notion of order and power. The protagonist of this comical mystery finds his roots in the medieval jugglers and commedia dell’ arte, and as a genuine fool, voices subversive preaching with a chuckle! Actor Panos Vlahos uses his technical ease to perform a number of different characters as a fool, a player, a peasant, soldiers, villagers, the Pope and Jesus Christ in a one-hour theological and political statement.


Solo Theater Festival

 Acclaimed Greek actor Panos Vlahos performed once again in New York this adaptation of Dario Fo’s Mistero Buffo in New York City. This was the second realization of Mistero Buffo by Panos Vlahos and Lyto Triantafyllidou. The production received a United Solo 2016 Award for The Best Physical Theater Show.

UNITED SOLO THEATER FESTIVAL – Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 PM

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The very absence of a setting is the very presence of the performer, as a solitary and paranoid schizoid that seeks for a vengeful redemption, communion and recognition by the public.The  protagonist, powerless as he is, speaks against the religious establishment in a state of frenzy and ecstasy. Controversial yet powerful, disturbing yet affirmative, tragic yet extremely comical this play is meant to shock and unsettle the audience. Panos Vlahos does an excellent job in keeping the audience captivated and on edge, something novel, yet familiar.” – The Odyssey


Balcony Theater at West Park Presbyterian Church

Presented by The Orpheus Foundation for the Greek Music and Arts, Mistero Buffo was first produced at the Balcony Theater at West Park Presbyterian Church in May 2016.  This adaptation is a social interpretation of the Passion Stories. The production takes its audience on a journey through the life of a Giullare, a Jester or Fool, revisiting and reconstructing the meaning of Miracles. Through monologues, soliloquies, storytelling, dialogues and crowd scenes, the Giullare will invite the audience to his provocative Comical Mystery, redefining the notion of authority and order.

Watch

The Balcony Theater
West-Park Presbyterian Church
May 26th & 27th, 2016 at 7:30pm
May 28th, 2016, at 2pm and 7:30pm.

 

Featuring Panos Vlahos 
Guest Wolf CR
Directed by Lyto Triantafyllidou
Produced by Natasha Katerinopoulos, Polys Kyriacou

 

 

The play is a remarkable tour de force for the gifted Vlahos who demonstrates extraordinary range as a performer […]. Vlahos is drenched in sweat from the effort of portraying so many characters, and he is so skilled at his work that we believe there are dozens of people there on the stage, some of them hilarious, others poignant, but all distinctly human.” – The National Herald

 


The Director

Lyto Triantafyllidou is a New York based theater director, interested in developing theater that creates a new and original dialogue with our reality, through researching and revitalizing under-represented works from the global stage, adapting classical material and collaborating with authors on new plays. Lyto recently graduated from the MFA Directing program at The New School for Drama and  holds a BA degree (directing major) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Fines Arts, School for Drama. She has presented work in different festivals and platforms in New York and Greece. Her directing projects include: Miss Margarida’s Way by Roberto Athande, No Way Home by Allan Staples , Pool (No Water) by Mark Ravenhil, A Few Things Before I Leave You by Daniel Kitrosser ,  As you desire me by Luigi Pirandello, The Line by Israel Horovitz. She is at www.lytotr.com


The actor

Panos Vlahos is an established Greek actor, songwriter and musician. He has acted in theaters, feature films, TV and web series in his home country. His last two performances where productions of the National Theater of Greece, presented at the prestigious Ancient Theater of Epidaurus. Panos is the youngest actor ever to perform the role of Xanthias, in Aristophane’s Frogs, in Epidaurus. His first album “Children’s Games” was released by the label Ogdoo Music Group in 2015.  Mistero Buffo is Panos’ debut performance in the Unites States.
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The Production

Natasha Katerinopoulos is a New York based performing arts manager, raised in the island of Crete, Greece. Since 2011 she was worked with Jonah Bokaer Choreography, the Martha Graham Dance Company and others. She has managed projects presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival,  the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Onassis Cultural Center, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Hudson Opera House, the SummerStage Festival, CounterCurrent Festival, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the HAU 2 – Hebbel am Ufer Theater Berlin and other venues in the United States and Europe.