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Hamogelaste 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 Communication Service

“We couldn’t 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…An unforgettable performance, professional in all its aspects, with marvelous actors, that made us laugh our hearts out.”
-A. H. D., National Herald

“THEATRON’s latest production…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 play’s success added to THEATRON’s growing momentum in its efforts to stage Hellenic productions in both Greek and English.”
-Revekka Papadopoulou—Hellenic Times

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 the characters.”
“…leaving the audience in uproarious laughter!”
-Sophia Apessos, The National Herald

The 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 big words like catharsis.”
“. . .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 Kane’s searing words”
“an outstanding piece of theater.”
-Tom Penketh, Backstage

The 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 the character 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 Herald

“An 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 magazine

“Yannis 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 language.”
-The Hellenic Times (December 2003, review of the Apology of Socrates Premiere)