Parakalo (Smile Please!):
Do you speak Greek and live in New York City or are planning
to visit there in the near future? Then forget Broadway and take the
short ride over to nearby Astoria (the Athens of the USA) for a pleasant
surprise. There you will find a delighgful comedy SMILE PLEASE which
is playing at the Hellenic Cultural Center Theatre
-Bill Gatzoulis, Hellenic
couldnt have asked for a better Sunday afternoon other than attending
the performance of SMILE PLEASE! directed by Loukas N. Skipitaris and
performed at the theatre of the Hellenic Cultural Center
performance, professional in all its aspects, with marvelous actors,
that made us laugh our hearts out.
-A. H. D., National Herald
a big hit. Through its tireless efforts, talent
and energy, the cast of SMILE PLEASE!, under the direction of THEATRON
founder Loukas N. Skipitaris, offered its audiences twelve unforgettable
performances. The plays success added to THEATRONs growing
momentum in its efforts to stage Hellenic productions in both Greek
Yanni & Johnny
Made for perfect comedy-definitely not
overdone, but over-the-top and hilarious.
What was really striking about this performance was the authenticity of
leaving the audience in uproarious laughter!
-Sophia Apessos, The National Herald
Prince is Back
Permeated with energy
and detailed characterizations, The Prince is Back!
by THEATRON is a pleasure for both children and adults.
. . .the polished techniques and clever ideas help to make The Prince Is
Back! a charming performance.
-Andrew Henkes, Nytheatre
This production of THEATRON (Greek American
Performing Arts Center) is an up-lifting, thought-provoking and
beautifully-done dance-theatre piece which may bring into your mind and soul
. . .a wonderful artistic experience that speaks tenderly about the performed-by-everybody
act of Love.
-Saviana Condeescu, Nytheatre
the actors bring great intensity and clarity to Kanes searing words
an outstanding piece of theater.
-Tom Penketh, Backstage
Apology of Socrates
"Director Loukas Skipitaris' novel concept of Plato's The Apology of Socrates
is spellbinding from the opening scene. He begins with dialogue in ancient
Greek, and has the actor shed his Socratic mask and attire, thus transforming
into a contemporary man. This creative approach works exceedingly well as
it brings the audience messages that are as true and relevant today as they were
2500 years ago."
-Sophia Apessos, The National
exciting, daring performance that brings Socrates to vivid life. Yannis
Simonides, directed by Loukas Skipitaris, allows the audience to experience
the immortal gadfly in all his dimensions restless, humorous,
brilliant and fascinating.
-Penelope Karageorge, Odyssey
Simonides thrilled the audience with a captivating performance of Socrates,
earning several rounds of applause while bringing arguably the most
revered philosopher in history to life with contemporary, yet poetic
-The Hellenic Times (December
2003, review of the Apology of Socrates Premiere)