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CLOSER by Patrick Marber The desperate attempt of four people to come close. To come closer.
Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Dan, an obituary writer, meets Alice, a stripper, after an accident in the street. Eighteen months later, they are a couple, and Dan has written a novel inspired by her. While posing for his book jacket cover, Dan meets Anna, a photographer. He pursues her, but she rejects his advances despite their mutual attraction. Larry, a dermatologist, “meets” Dan in an Internet chat room. Dan obsessing over Anna, pretends to be her and has cybersex with Larry. They arrange to meet the next day at the Aquarium of the London Zoo. Larry arrives and so too, coincidentally, does the real Anna. This sets up a series of pass-the-lover scenes in which this quarter struggle to find intimacy but can’t seem to get closer.
Translation: Thomas Moschopoulos
Director: Aliki Danezi-Knutsen
Costumes: Stelios F. Stylianou
Production Manager: Anna Papageorgiou
Daphne Manousou (Alice)
Yiannis Stankoglou (Dan)
Kalliopi Tzermani (Anna)
Yannis Kalaniotis (Larry)
Greek Cultural Center, New York
Premiere: January 10th, 2001