Vita Brevis by “Rodez” Theatre Group

Day:11th Friday September


A few words about the performance:

“I was born to share love, not hate” said Antigone roughly 800 years before Codex Floriae was written. 2.500 years later, the question remains: why have we come on Earth if not to love and be loved? Could one of the most turbulent love affairs in the history of Christianity answer that?

“I’m waiting for you, therefore you exist”.

Vita brevis is based on Codex Floriae, a nearly 150 page-long love letter written in 4th A.D. by a former prostitute to the love of her life Aurelius Augustine, who was later ordained and became one of the most influencing saints of the Catholic Church, St. Augustine of Hippo.

The performance was presented on June 2019 in the context of OFF – OFF
Athens Festival.


Original Text by Jostein Gaarder

Translation in Greek by Maria Angelidou

Performance Text/ English surtitles: RODEZ Theatre Group

Directed by Anthi Savvaki

Choreographed by Marios Kritikopoulos

Performed by Sonia Kalaitzidou & Electra Sarri

Voiceover: Marios Kritikopoulos

Set & Costume Design by Manto Psychountaki

Hair Design by Konstadinos Savvakis

Original Music Score: Zoe Dachri

Lighting Design by Dimitris Baltas

Photos/Trailer by Antonis Metaxakis