The Victory, 1978

7 male – 5 female (minimum number of actors: 5 male – 3 female)

Loula Anagnostaki

Set in an industrial town in Germany, we witness the struggles of a family of Greek immigrants, tormented by the ghosts of their past. Having a brother in prison, accused of murder, and having been violently chased away from their homeland Nikos, his elderly mother and his sister, Vaso, attempt to survive and adjust in a new reality, under the light of these events. However, their past and their homeland, Greece, are still after them. Through no fault of his own, Nikos takes part and becomes involved in a midst of political expediencies and is eventually victimized when a settling of scores takes place.

The play is a daring comment on the political dead ends of Greece’s contemporary history. As the playwright herself has declared, the characters carry with them all the distinctive characteristics of the primitive Greek family, which are unfold through acts of murder and betrayals as well as their mutual attempts to protect each other, through the depiction of persistent experiences of a never ending social wretchedness. 


The Parade, 1965

1 male – 1 female

The city, 1965

2 male – 1 female

Antonio or The Message, 1972

4 male – 4 female

The Cassette, 1982

4 male – 4 female

The Sound of the Gun, 1987

3 male – 3 female

Diamonds and Blues, 1990

3 male – 4 female

Deep Red Sky, 1997

1 female (Monologue)

The Victory, 1978

7 male – 5 female (minimum number of actors: 5 male – 3 female)

The Journey Away, 1995

1 male – 3 female

The Overnight Stay, 1965

1 male – 2 female

The Interaction, 1967

4 male – 4 female



Loula Anagnostaki’s work constitutes a series of heroic chants towards the exit, a series of humble hymns to freedom. The focus of her playwriting ...