Konstantinos Rigos Gives the Emperor's New Clothes a Racy Revamp

 - Mar 21, 2011
References: rigosk.gr & dimosthenisgrivas.gr
Unlike Hans Christian Andersen's emperor, who cringes after a child cries out, “But he isn't wearing anything at all,” Konstantinos Rigos' emperor, played by Michalis Theophanous, psychotically embraces his nudity.

This truly is a masterful reinvention of the Emperor's New Clothes parable, with psychotic behavior key for Konstantinos Rigos' refurbished brilliance. Using nudity and a frisky female singer, Dimitra Matsouka, Konstantinos Rigos' play takes passionate psychotic tendencies to new heights. Mostly lying on an elongated white table, the emperor is portrayed with only fashionable sneakers and sometimes black shades in a seemingly creepy bathroom space doing all kinds of bizarre things. From running like a bull to drawing on the white-squared walls, the emperor in Konstantinos Rigos' psychotic revamp is one colorful character.