Yannis Makriyannis was a merchant, a soldier, and a politician, sentenced to death, pardoned, and known two hundred years later for his Memoirs.
A new play adapted from passages in this work illuminates the life of the hero of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and a seminal moment in Greek and world history.
Makriyannis Unplugged, created and performed by Yorgos Karamihos, premieres on March 26 at the University of California, Los Angeles, through the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture. Two additional performances will follow, in Vancouver on April 3 through the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and in Athens on April 14.
The SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture at UCLA received a foundational $5 million grant from SNF in 2017 and launched in 2020. SNF has enjoyed a long and multifaceted partnership with SFU, including, in 2011, in the establishment of the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies through a significant grant from the Foundation.