Melina Mercouri Celebrated in Theater at Hellenic Cultural Center, Astoria

Melina Mercouri, the most emblematic woman in modern Greece, is celebrated in a theatrical play presented by the Silver Thespian Cyprus Theatre Company, for three nights only, October 27, 28 and 29, at the Hellenic Cultural Center, Astoria New York.

Renowned Cypriot actress, Paola Hadjilambri is the protagonist and co-writer in Melina: The Last Greek Goddess, written and directed by Paul Lambis.

Melina: The Last Greek Goddess is a one-woman play that brings to life the larger-than-life persona of Melina Mercouri, whose international acting career on stage and screen, and her fiery commitment to Greek art and politics, made her a national heroine for many.

The play illustrates a memorable life of a political activist who fought to symbolise the soul of Greek national identity. An outspoken advocate for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, from the British Museum to Greece, made her one of the most loved Greeks in recent decades.

Running time:                            65 minutes

Genre:                                       Comedy / Drama / Musical

Starring:                                    Paola Hadjilambri

Written and Directed by:           Paul Lambis

Co-written by:                           Paola Hadjilambri