Renowned Cypriot actress, Paola Hadjilambri will be performing her one-woman theatrical show “Melina: The Last Greek Goddess” for three nights only – October 27, 28 and 29, at the Hellenic Cultural Center, Astoria New York.
The show is written and directed by Paul Lambis.
“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, as well as her zestful commitment to Greek art and politics, defined her as Greece’s most celebrated national heroine of the 20th century.
Poignant, passionate, seductive and controversial, the play illustrates a remarkable life of a political activist who sought to symbolize the soul of Greek national identity through her speeches and protests, her love for life and her passion for Greece.
An outspoken woman of principle, Melina Mercouri was a strong advocate for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum to Greece, a topic that fares prominently in Hadjilambri’s portrayal.