A State Theatre Company South Australia Production presented in association with Country Arts SA and Playwriting Australia

When a stranger comes to your door, you let them in. They might be a god in disguse.

It’s 1947. Two women in Port Pirie greet unexpected guests at their doors. At one – a man looking for shelter, work and to leave his past behind him. At the other, a woman seeking someone she has lost, and something that was stolen from her.

It is said that if a stranger knocks on your door, you let them in – they could be a god in disguise. But, what do they bring in with them?

A family drama of epic proportions, in the spirit of Miller, Kazantzakis and Kambanellis, The Gods of Strangers promises to be an impassioned night of theatre.

Inspired by the oral histories of Greek, Cypriot and Italian migrants to regional South Australia, this historical fiction explores the untold struggles of belonging, identity and family in post World War II Australia. Featuring the formidable Rosalba Clemente (The Seagull), Renato Musolino (1984, Othello) and Eugenia Fragos (Things I Know To Be True), this multicultural and multilingual drama has been written from the heart, especially for State Theatre Company South Australia and Country Arts SA by Resident Artist and Greek Cypriot descendant Elena Carapetis.

Connect talk – November 6 at 6-7pm

Hear from director Geordie Brookman and the creative team who have been involved in making this new work.

As The Gods Of Strangers is a multi-lingual performance you can also view this text in Greek and Italian over the next two tabs.

Photo: Tash McCammon
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry of the Arts’Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

Elena Carapetis talks The Gods of Strangers from Country Arts SA on Vimeo.

«Η πλέον υποσχόμενη θεατρική συγγραφέας της Νοτίου Αυστραλίας».

The Barefoot Review


Μία παραγωγή της State Theatre Company σε συνεργασία με την Playwriting Australia.

Της Elena Carapetis

Έτος 1947. Δύο γυναίκες υποδέχονται απρόσμενους επισκέπτες στις πόρτες τους στο Port Pirie.

Στην πρώτη πόρτα, ένας άνδρας γυρεύει στέγη, δουλειά και να αφήσει πίσω του το παρελθόν του. Στην δεύτερη, μία γυναίκα ψάχνει κάποιον που έχει χάσει και κάτι που της έχουν κλεψει.

Λένε πως αν κάποιος ξένος χτυπήσει την πόρτα σου, πρέπει να τον καλέσεις μέσα  – μπορεί και να είναι κάποιος μεταμφιεσμένος θεός. Αλλά τι μπορεί να φέρνει μαζί του;

Ένα οικογενειακό δράμα με επικές διαστάσεις στο πνεύμα των Miller, Καζαντζάκη και Καμπανέλλη, «Οι Θεοί των Ξένων» υπόσχονται μία θεατρική βραδιά γεμάτη πάθη.

Εμπνευσμένο από τις προφορικές μαρτυρίες Ελλήνων, Ελληνοκυπρίων και Ιταλών μεταναστών στην Νοτιοαυστραλέζικη επαρχία, το ιστορικό αυτό μυθιστοριογράφημα εξερευνά τις ανείπωτες μάχες για την ταυτότητα, την οικογένεια και το ανήκειν στην μεταπολεμική Αυστραλία.

Συμμετέχουν η εκπληκτική Dina Panozzo, ο Renato Musolino (1984, Othello) και η Eugenia Fragos (Things I Know To Be True). Αυτό το θεατρικό έργο που αγγίζει  την πολυπολιτισμικότητα της Αυστραλίας, είναι γραμμένο από καρδιάς ειδικά για την State Theatre Company της Νοτίου Αυστραλίας από την φιλοξενούμενη καλλιτέχνιδα και ελληνικής / ελληνοκυπριακής καταγωγής Elena Carapetis.



Geordie Brookman


Victoria Lamb


Olivia Freear

Σχεδιασμός Φωτισμών

Gavin Norris


Eugenia Fragos, Deborah Galanos, Renato Musolino, Dina Panozzo

‘Il nuovo drammaturgo più promettente del Sud Australia’ — The Barefoot Review



È il 1947. Due donne a Port Pirie salutano ospiti inaspettati alle loro porte. Da una: un uomo che cerca riparo, lavoro e di lasciare il suo passato alle sue spalle. Dall’altra: una donna che cerca qualcuno che ha perso e qualcosa che le è stato rubato.

Si dice che se un estraneo bussa alla tua porta, lo fai entrare – potrebbe essere un dio travestito. Ma cosa porta con sè?

Un dramma familiare di proporzioni epiche, nello spirito di Miller, Kazantzakis e Kabanellis, Gli Dèi Degli Estranei (The Gods of Strangers) promette di essere un’appassionata notte di teatro.

Ispirato alle storie orali di immigrati greci, ciprioti e italiani nella regione meridionale dell’Australia, questo dramma storico esplora le indicibili lotte di appartenenza, identità e famiglia nell’Australia del secondo dopoguerra. Con la formidabile Dina Panozzo, Renato Musolino (1984, Othello) e Eugenia Fragos (Things I Know To Be True), questo dramma multiculturale è stato scritto dal cuore, soprattutto per la State Theatre Company South Australia dall’artista residente e di discedenza greca-cipriota Elena Carapetis.


Geordie Brookman


Victoria Lamb


Olivia Freear


Gavin Norris


Eugenia Fragos, Deborah Galanos, Renato Musolino, Dina Panozzo

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