by: Gerasimos Bekas, Michalis Pitidis, Anestis Azas

Direction: Anestis Azas

Coproduction: Athens and Epidauros Festival (GR) & Projektor Non Profit Organization

„The Republic of Baklava” is a theatrical pseudo-documentary inspired by the historical events of the 1821 Greek War of Independence, but set in our modern, digitally-connected, world. Its theme is two young people’s attempt to free themselves from the weight of age-old stereotypes of hostility and invent a new identity for themselves. A group of "researchers" are invited on stage to reconstruct the history of the tiny nation, its birth, conflicts, and heritage. Based on a series of fictional, surreal, and comic situations, the show explores issues of identity and political organization through the filter of the present day. 

Copyright Image © Pinelopi Gerasimou


Language: German

Surtitles: DE/ RO/ ENG

Age restriction: 12+

The project is part of the National Cultural Programme Timisoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023 and is funded by the Theatre Artistic Excellence programme, run by the Timis County Centre for Culture and Arts, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

Part of

Eurothalia European Theater Festival

Eurothalia European Theater Festival