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The Passage

Characters: Peter, Lazarus (two men)

The play “Passage” is an existential drama, or, even better, an existential farce. Action takes place in a dirty, filthy apartment where everything is out of place. Open boxes, suitcases and bags are everywhere… It’s the apartment of the main character Peter, a bachelor, who is about to leave his place and move to a bigger and better –as he believes and mentions several times during the play- house! Peter is extremely busy packing and filling boxes with his belongings and his trappings. Books, clothes, cds… During this ordeal, Peter is not alone. His friend, Lazarus, has come to help. But Lazarus shows no interest in helping, packing or even keeping Peter some company. He sits on his rocking chair speechless almost all of the time, while Peter is constantly working and talking. Time is not on Peter’s side because very very soon the moving truck, that will curry everything to the new place, will come and, yet, there is too much left to do…

The main theme of the play “Passage” is the procedure that one has to go through in order to reach maturity. It’s the “passing” from childhood to adulthood, from immaturity to maturity, from pain and trauma to being healed. Of course, one can only walk this road if he/she is truly determined to do so and, inevitably, pay the price.

Can a person look himself/herself in the mirror as he/she really is, free from all illusions? Or, even in the darkest, the final hour, these illusions are comforting and not worth overcoming and destroying?

The “Passage” is the “road” that man has to follow in order to achieve self awareness and, from a certain point of view, absolute freedom.

In 2017 the play “Passage” was awarded a Prize from the Greek Authors’ Association ( and in 2020 won the First Prize from the literary magazine Kefalos and was declared “Book-Play of the year 2018”.

In 2018 the play “Passage” was published in Greece by the Kapa Publishing House.