Stones from God
Galloway, NJ - Stockton University’s Theatre Department is proud to welcome actor and director Martha Frintzila to Stockton University to direct “Stones from God,” an original production written by two Stockton faculty members: playwright and director, Professor Pamela Hendrick and Ottoman historian, Professor Tom Papademetriou.
Show dates and times are 7:30 p.m.Nov. 1-4 and 2 p.m.Nov. 4-5. The performances will take place in the Experimental Theatre at Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive Galloway, N.J. 08205.
Tickets are $12 General Admission and $10 Students & Seniors and can be purchased by visiting stockton.edu/pac or by calling 609-652-9000.
Frintzila was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She previously directed Stockton Theatre’s The Courtyard of Miracles in February, 2015. In Stones from God, she explores the concept that “memories of what is lost are like dreams. How do you express a dream for people to understand? That is what we are doing.”
Frintzila is most excited “that the stories of people who lived a hundred years ago have found a voice through young Americans… This is also a miracle.”
The production is based on true historical accounts and captures the lives, stories, and traditions of the Greek Orthodox community of Cappadocia in the heart of Turkey. More than a million and a half of the people lived in peace among their neighbors until the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne violently uprooted them. Christian Cappadocians were forced to relocate to Greece and Muslims living in Greece were forced to Turkey— the only connection the people had to their homeland was their memories.
Stones from God offers a glimpse into the distant memories of the Cappadocian people before they were taken from their village. Their shared memories include traditional songs, dances, celebrations, miracles, rituals, and faith-driven goals.
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