World's greatest tresure 

World's greatest tresure


"World's greatest tresure"




Michalis Kakogianis Foundation 

2011-2013

«What really matters in life, cannot be bought. It is only offered from heart to heart» 


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Summary

Three good friends discovered a rare map to the World’s  Greatest Treasure.

Spithas is getting all geared up for adventure. Chryssa is scared. Drossia doubts the treasure actually exists.

“The treasure is elsewhere!” says the special creature that comes to their guidance. “Each one of you will find the treasure, following his own path!” says  the creature and hands them a magical verse each, while promising that  if they do as the verse says, they will definitely reach their destination. “Always help, never harm”, “Always love everybody, steer clear from fear” , “ Love gives and forgives, selfishness steals away and forgoes”

This is how the adventure begins! The treasure hunt is packed full of fun, action and twists and turns. During their quest, the three friends get to meet incredible creatures of the woods.  Talking trees and animals, giants and kind fairies help them get a better understanding of their own selves!

Their only opponent is Sneaky Ego, the guardian of the treasure, who does his best to obscure their judgment and lose their direction by getting them to form negative thoughts and feelings about themselves.

Will they make it? Will they manage to beat Ego and find the treasure that is so well hidden in the cave, overcoming all obstacles blocking their way? Will they display all the necessary qualities of courage, selfless service, cooperation, acceptance of diversity, gratitude and forgiveness to complete their journey or will the get lost in the woods forever?

Join us to discover together “The World’s Greatest Treasure”…because this treasure belongs to all of us! 


 

Director’s note

The play “World’s Greatest Treasure” is a theatrical play for children, young people and their parents/ guardians. It focuses on real life issues using storytelling, humour, laughter, imagination, surprises and lots of fun.

It is a show which combines traditional methods of theatrical expression with modern technology. Through the use of Projecting and Animation the stage is constantly transforming, coming alive and interacting with the actors and the audience, keeping everyone at the edge of their seats throughout the performance.

The actors unfold their talent in a feast of colours, music, sounds and dance. Giant puppets, shadow theatre and amazing masks help the actors reach their demanding audience.

It is a performance that aims at inundating the young audience’s senses, imagination and soul with beauty, optimism, laughter, joy and lots of love.

 

Writers’ note

Aristotle, in his masterpiece “Moral Nikomacheia”, asks the question: “which is the greatest blessing?”. His answer is “Blissfulness”.

What is Blissfulness” Blissfulness is the greatest joy, true happiness. Which is the source of blissfulness? In this day and age, we all recognize that we have based our happiness mainly on accruing material things, falsely believing that “the more I own, the happier I am”.

As a result, Recession, along with all the problems that surfaced, stole away our laughter since the greatest source of our happiness, money, collapsed. Children, majorly influenced by society and family took a big blow from the financial insecurity their families have been experiencing.

“World’s Greatest Treasure” aims to give children and young people an opportunity to express and experience their feelings and to give their guardians a chance to soften their tensions and to change their outlook on  everyday life. The play capitalizes on humor to awaken the audience’s hidden inner strengths, the real treasure we can base our happiness on. Through the treasure hunt, the children will discover hidden “diamonds” such as Courage, Frendship, Love, Selfless Service, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Acceptance of Diversity. As one of the play’s heroes has put it: “what really matters in life, cannot be bought, instead it is offered from heart to heart”.  Join us in the hunt of World’s Greatest Treasure! Let’s find out together how to become richer in Happiness!


Free teaching material for Teachers

Teachers watching the performance receive our “Human Values” special edition magazine, approved by the Ministry for Education in Greece as teaching material to be used in classrooms. It is composed of 16 colorful A4 pages full of pictures, sketches, ideas for groupwork and drama play, crosswords, riddles, short stories and much more. 


Publications – Teaching Materials

“World’s Greatest Treasure” is also available in a 24 page, hardback cover book accompanied with cd. 


Cast

Script writing:                         Anna Papamarkou- Leonidas Pseltouras

Direction:                                Anna Papamarkou

Original music composition: Vasilis Moustos

Music :                                     Evdaimon Amrotos

Costumes:                               Dominique Delcos

Set designer/ stylist:               Apollonia Theocharis

Masks:                                     Anna Papamarkou



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ΚΑΛΛΙΟΠΗ ΚΑΛΟΓΕΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΕΞΑΙΡΕΤΙΚΗ ΠΑΡΑΣΤΑΣΗ!!!! ΠΑΡΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΟΥΣΙΑΣ. ΤΑ ΠΑΙΔΙΑ ΜΟΥ 4 ΚΑΙ 12 ΕΤΩΝ ΤΗΝ ΑΠΟΛΑΥΣΑΝΕ. ΑΚΟΜΑ ΚΙ ΕΜΕΙΣ ΟΙ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΙ ΓΕΛΑΣΑΜΕ, ΣΥΓΚΙΝΗΘΗΚΑΜΕ, ΠΡΟΒΛΗΜΑΤΙΣΤΗΚΑΜΕ. ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΑ ΜΠΡΑΒΟ ΣΕ ΟΛΟΥΣ ΤΟΥΣ ΣΥΝΤΕΛΕΣΤΕΣ. ΚΑΤΑΦΕΡΑΝ, ΟΧΙ ΜΟΝΟ ΜΕΣΑ ΣΤΟ ΘΕΑΤΡΟ, ΑΛΛΑ ΑΚΟΜΑ ΚΙ ΕΝΑ ΜΗΝΑ ΜΕΤΑ ΝΑ ΣΥΖΗΤΑΜΕ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΑΞΙΕΣ ΤΗΣ. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΙ ΑΝ ΑΞΙΖΕΙ ΘΕΡΜΑ ΣΥΓΧΑΡΗΤΗΡΙΑ.

smanita Μπράβο σε όλους τους συντελεστές. Εξαιρετική παράσταση. Το 'αγόρι' της παρέας κάνει καταπληκτική δουλειά. Στο τέλος της παράστασης οι ηθοποιοί περιμένουν στο lobby του Ιδρύματος και μιλούν με όλα τα παιδάκια. Μράβο!

Αθανασιος Λ. Καταπληκτική παράσταση!! Μας γέμισε με φως και αισιοδοξία. Επίκαιρα τα μυνήματα της και καταπληκτικές οι ερμηνείες! Τη συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα!

ΞΕΝΙΑ ΤΣΙΑΜΗ ΕΞΑΙΡΕΤΙΚΗ ΠΑΡΑΣΤΑΣΗ!

Μαγδα Μποβιατση Πολύ ωραία μηνύματα.

ελενη κακαβα Αλήθειες συγκλονιστικές ακούγονται σε αυτο το έργο που είναι λένε μόνο για παιδιά;;; θυσαυρός το κείμενο και η ερμηνεια των ηθοποιών.. ως ενηλικας απολαυσα την παράσταση, την προτεινω σε ολους. ευχαριστω. ελενη.

ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ Πολύ αξιόλογη παράσταση που άρεσε πολύ στα παιδιά μου ηλικιών 6 και 4,5. Οι ηθοποιοί όλοι καταπληκτικοί με πολύ γεμάτες ερμηνείες, οι διάλογοι πολύ καλοί. Τα σκηνικά φτωχά αλλά νομίζω όχι ουσιαστικής σημασίας. Πιο μεγάλη σημασία έχουν τα μηνύματα που περνάνε στα παιδιά μας αλλά και σε εμάς. Την συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα.

"Δεν ξεχνιέται αυτή η παράσταση! Καθόμασταν στην άκρη του καθίσματος συνεπαρμένοι, συγκινημένοι και τυχεροί που την παρακολουθούσαμε! Ευχαριστούμε!!" Μαρίνα- Ρήγας

Είναι μια καταπληκτική παράσταση, γεμάτη χιούμορ, δράση και όμορφες αξίες,τρυφερή, συγκινητική, διασκεδαστική, αισιόδοξη, που πλημμυρίζει την ψυχή των παιδιών, αλλά...και των μεγάλων! Όταν τελειώνει η παράσταση αισθάνεσαι πως είσαι ο πιο ευτυχισμένος άνθρωπος του κόσμου!!! Νίκη Ρήγα Νηπιαγωγός