Stephen Berkoff’s one-act play Lunch was first presented in Greece by Persona Theatre Company at Dipylon Theatre in Athens in February-March 2005, sponsored by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.
The play re-evaluates the ability of experimental theatre language to express the ultimate mental and psychological alienation of people today. A man and a woman meet on an unnamed beach, exchanging experiences and emotions about a life that they gradually ask to live through each other.
Lunch is a timeless play, dealing with issues of love, companionship and loneliness, and generally confronting the existential questions that torture human beings. It is also a very modern play, written with a biting sense of humor, tenderness, as well as cynicism.
Text: Steven Berkoff
Translation: Avra Sidiropoulou - Steven Taylor
Direction: Avra Sidiropoulou
Set-Costumes: Mayou Trikerioti
Lighting Design: Thodoris Margas
Original Music Score: Vanias Apergis
Photography: Marisa Nicolaou
Cast: Anna-Maria Verhagen, Nikos Georgakis