The crucifixion of the ocean

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Evi Charitidou




At Marina’s home. Same persons… Full shot.
Somebody’s knocking on the door…
Marina opens up…

Marina
My Fotis! She hugs him… My child… John stands up too.
John
You came back at last!
Fotis
Now, the time has come back… Marina kisses his hands
Irene
Murderer!
Aris
Murderer, murderer! Fotis doesn’t reply.
Athanasia
Why?
John
Because he had to!
Athanasia
Nobody can oblige you to kill somebody!
Irene
Your own brother! Time. All this time I’ve been telling you that he’s strange but none of you was listening to me…
Aris
Will you stop finally? Time. You understand nothing and you condemn everybody.
John
When you don’t know, everything seems absurd…
Athanasia
Why aren’t you say anything?
Fotis
There’s no reason… Silence.
Athanasia
There’s no reason? You’ve murdered your own brother and you’ve nothing to say?
Fotis
You’ve already condemned me…What could I say?
Athanasia
An explanation!
John
Why aren’t you telling them the truth?
Fotis
The only truth is the one that each one may see…
John
But, they see nothing!
Irene
Look, the old man is giving us lessons! Time. He’s guilty too!
Aris
I’m sorry! Looking at Irene. She doesn’t know what she’s saying… These days have been very difficult…
Marina
These days have been difficult to all of us.
Athanasia
To Fotis. I can understand now… And you know it.
Fotis
I didn’t want you to die…
Athanasia
I know… John told me this… Time. I couldn’t stand anymore…
John
I’m sorry too…
Marina
Peter chose you and he knew what he was doing… I’ll always love you…
Athanasia
She holds his both hands. Talk to me now… Please…
Irene
We have to press charges! Who’s coming with me? Time. No one? Then I’ll go by myself!
Irene leaves.
Aris
I’ll go with her so she doesn’t do anything bad… To Fotis. Whatever she may say, you’ll always be my Fotis.
He hugs him and leaves hastily.
Athanasia
Now you can talk!
Fotis
Now is late!
Athanasia
But why? It’s never too late!
Fotis
Eleftheria died…Time. I’ve been mourning before my birth and I’ll be mourning after my death… Time. I killed them both… Time.
Marina
I didn’t know about…
Fotis
My sister died because I didn’t catch her up… And my brother too, because I caught him up…
Athanasia
No, it’s not your fault for your sister!
John
Neither for your brother is it you fault… Time. This is what Angel has…
Fotis
No, John… You mustn’t…
Athanasia
Continue, tell us what you know…
Marina
Continue, my John…
John
Angel has asked this from him!
Marina
To kill him?
John
Yes! Looking at Fotis. I’m sorry, I couldn’t stand all this injustice… I’m not made like you are.
Athanasia
You relieved him!
Fotis
I killed him… Athanasia hugs him.
Athanasia
How much you’ve been through… And I was unfair to you… Time.
Marina
How did you endure all this, my son?
John’s crying…
Fotis
Today is Sunday.

The End.

 







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