Following the hilarious smash hit comedy The In-laws From Tirana with sold out performances in Greece and the U.S., the successful writing duo M. Reppas and I. Papathanasiou strikes again with Raus! Get Uutta Here!, an even funnier comedy satirizing and sarcastically criticizing Greece’s social and financial corruption. This new boisterous comedy was performed for two consecutive years in Athens, Greece before sold-out houses. In the fall of 2013, from November 1 to November 30, Eclipses Group Theater NY presented the U.S. premier of Raus! Get Uutta Here! at the Stathakeion Cultural Center, 22 – 51 29th St. in Astoria, with a cast of stellar professional actors. The direction was Ioanna Katsarou, the director of last year’s sold-out success The In-laws From Tirana. The play was performed in Greek with English supertitles.
A few words about the play
An unexpected inheritance brings together six wildly different characters; an Official at the Ministry of Transportation, his wife—a Pharmacist, a Nurse, two Prostitutes and their flamboyant brothel Assistant. They all conspire to get a grant from the European Union by establishing a fake cultural organization. But what happens when a German commissioner suddenly shows up to check on their legitimacy? ... And what happens when an unexpected visitor threatens them with revealing their scam?
November 1 – 30, 2013
Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11105
April 27, 2014
National Hellenic Museum in Chicago, 333 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661
Director: Ioanna Katsarou
Set & costume designer: Vivian Triviza & Ioanna Katsarou
Lighting designer: Drew Florida
Graphic designer: Panagiotis Xanthos
Phyto Stratis (u/s)