LOVE LOVE LOVE
2023 / LOVE LOVE LOVE / Municipal and Regional Theatre of Kavala
Written by Villa by Mike Bartlett
Translation and Dramaturgy by Eva Oikonomou Vamvaka
Directed by Lyto Triantafyllidou
Scenic Design by Dimitris Polychroniadis
Costume Design by Matina Megla
Music Composition and Sound Design by Alexandra Katerinopoulou
Movement by Fotini Meletiadou
Lighting Design by Semina Papalexandropoulou
Photography by Ilias Kotsireas.
Assistant Director Thanasis Kefalas
Performers: Tasos Dimitropoulos, Giannis Sofologis, Venia Stamatiadi, Thanasis Kefalas, Konstantina Verou.
Is Love really all we need to overcome any obstacle?
"LOVE LOVE LOVE" written by Olivier award-winning writer Mike Bartlett, follows a couple on a 40-year journey, from their carefree and idealistic university years when they believed that they will change the world, until their ultimately miserable and conventional family life. And through them, we explore the story of a changing society.
The play questions whether the baby boomer generation is to blame for the debt-ridden and adrift generation of their children, now adults but far from being stable or settled. It masterfully balances comedy and drama, as it unfolds a familiar story of two generations clashing. It's all about the nature of love, narcissism and shelfishness. The play follows one couple's journey from their idealistic youth, smoking, drinking, affectionate and paranoid, to their failures as a married family unit, divorced and finally reunited.
Is Love enough to bridge the ideological gap between them?
Or is love an excuse to express selfishness and individualism?