Melina Mercury channeled by acclaimed Cypriot actress Paola Hadjilambri, returns on Broadway in the celebrated play by Paul Lambis at the Largest World Solo Festival here in New York. A Unique performance on November 6th at Theater Row.
The Pancyprian Association of America Cultural Division presents renowned Cypriot actress, Paola Hadjilambri, in “Melina: The Last Greek Goddess” by Paul Lambis for one night only – representing Cyprus at the United Solo Theatre Festival, Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, on 6th November 2018.
The official world premiere of Melina took place in 2017 here in New York, after a karmic connection I had via facebook, with the author and now good friend of mine Paul Lambis. Under The Pancyprian Cultural Division, the nonprofit cultural organization I serve as Artistic Director, Melina was presented in a three full house performances in the Greek language at The Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria, followed by a series of performances in Cyprus and abroad. Among them, the closing of the festival “Pafos 2017 European Capital of Culture” and a very emotional performance at the Michael Cacoyannis Center in Athens in the presence of the recently deceased Spyros Mercouris, brother of Melina.
“Melina: The Last Greek Goddess”, a one-woman play, brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Melina Mercouri, whose international acting achievements on stage and screen, and her zestful commitment to Greek art and politics, defined her as Greece’s most celebrated national heroine.
Poignant, passionate, seductive and controversial, the play illustrates a remarkable life of a political activist who sought to symbolise the soul of Greek national identity. An outspoken woman of principle, Melina was a strong advocate for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, from the British Museum to Greece.
This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical experience and features compelling music that exists as a trademark for Greece.
Running time: 65 minutes
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical
Starring: Paola Hadjilambri
Written and Directed by: Paul Lambis
Co-written by: Paola Hadjilambri
Contact Information: 212-239-6200
Actress Paola Hadjilambri and writer Paul Lambis with Spyros Marcouri, brother of Melina.
Watch the trailer of Melina The Last Greek Goddess
*Miss Hadhilambris photographs are by John Kotsovos