MARCH 2019

1-3  2nd National Monodrama Showcase  

fri -  sun 19:00 

 

Following an open call for participation and the overwhelming response of local artists and playwrights, the 2nd National Monodrama Showcase presents eight monodramas by Cypriot directors staged for the first time at the Rialto Theatre: The Whore Upstairs with Medea Hanna, directed by Agis Paikos, La Poupée with Andrie Hadjichristodoulou, directed by Yiannis Minou, Carmen with Natalia Panayiotou, My son, Nicolaos Mantzaros with Popi Avraam, directed by Leandros Taliotis, That Time with Marina Makri, Letters to Tennessee with Yola Klitou, directed by Anthoullis Dimosthenous, Lady Lazarus Reinvented with Monika Meleki and Eleni Volume IV with Marios Ioannou, directed by Achim Wieland.

 

Co-organised with: ΜONOdramaCYprus Artistic Company 

5 Pseftra Zoe… | POREIA THEATRE 

tue 20:00 (80’) 

 

Based on The Happy One, the awarded novel by Marina Karagatsi, and directed by Dimitri Tarlow, the play transports us to the home of emblematic Greek writer M. Karagatsis. Within a period of three sleepless nights and seen through the gaze of his little daughter, the play brings to life all that had haunted and hurt one of the most reputed families in Greece – or just a family. Although the dark moments overshadow the bright ones, the reconciliation with the past seems to be the only way out. In Greek 

 

Adaptation: Eri Kyrgia. Directed by: Dimitri Tarlow. Costume & Set design: Eleni Manolopoulou. Music: Nalyssa Green. 

Cast: Keti Manolidaki, Sissy Toumasi, Smaragda Smyrnaiou, Irini Drakou, Christos Malakis. 

6 With winds from Virginia 

wed 20:30 (70’)  

 

A unique concert with the Symphonic Band of Strovolos Municipality - European University Cyprus joining forces with the Wind Ensemble of Christopher Newport University from Virginia, USA. The 85-member band will present a diverse repertoire from the world of folk, rock, jazz and gospel music, as well as Latin selections, in tune with the carnival period. 

 

Artistic directors: Dr. Mark Reimer & Dr. Yiannis Myralis. 

7 The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? | DIONYSOS THEATRE  

thu- 20:30 (150’) 16 + 

 

One of Edward Albee’s most acclaimed plays The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? (Tony Award, 2002) is a comedy about love and loss, testing the limits of our tolerance and our own existence. Martin Gray is a successful architect who leads an ideal life with his wife and teenage son. When he admits to his best friend that he is in love with Sylvia, a goat, his entire world begins to fall apart. In Greek 

 

Translation: Errikos Belies 

Directed by: Marios Mettis 

Costume and Set Design: Marina Hadjilouka 

Cast: Andreas Vassiliou, Erica Begeti, Vasilis Vasilakis, Andreas Koutsoftas. 

13 Pains of Youth | THOC Theatre New Stage  

wed 20:30 (’) 18+ 

 

Trapped in the maze of love and rivalry, seven university students who experience the uncertainty of the interwar period, vainly seek to find the meaning of life, “involuntarily” hatching the snake’s egg. A rarely staged yet extremely relevant play, written by Ferdinand Bruckner, Pains of Youth is directed and adapted for stage by Aliki Danezi Knutsen. 

 

Translated by: Yiorgos Depastas 

Costume & Set Design: Marina Hadjilouka 

Music composed by: Monika 

Movement: Alexis Vasiliou 

Cast: Dimitris Georgiades, Kika Georgiou, Niki Dragoumi, Fotis Karalis, Venia Stamatiadi, Andreas Tselepos, Niovi Charalambous. 

In Greek, with English and Turkish surtitles. 

15 NIKOS XYDAKIS | MICHALIS GANAS * 

fri 20:30 (90’) 

 

A unique performance of Music and Poetry presented by two friends and collaborators who have been working together since the ‘80s, exchanging thoughts, emotions, sounds and lyrics of their own compositions, as well as those of fellow musicians. Evoking images and scents of a mountain village and the dry desert land of the Nile, the artists create a new motherland. Through an innovative orchestration and original compositions, Michalis Ganas’ poetry is beautifully set to music, transporting the audience to new worlds and images. 

 

Music performed by Nikos Xydakis and poetry recited by Michalis Ganas. 

Musicians: Yiannis Kyrimkyridis (piano), Yiorgos Kontoyiannis (lyre), Dimitris Varelopoulos (lute). 

16 KOPERNIKOS THEATRE GROUP 

sat 15:30 & 18:00 (65’) 4+ 

 

When the prince suddenly loses his appetite to eat and talk, the kingdom’s top chefs are ordered to prepare the most delicious meal. But their collaboration seems impossible! To find the solution, they travel to the Land of Thoughts where everyone’s thoughts are heard out loud. Two stubborn spoons is a story about friendship and respect for diversity, with a good dose of humour, original music and interaction with children! In Greek 

 

Text written by: Angelos Angelou, Emi Sini 

Directing & Set design: Guy Stephanou 

Music – orchestration: Angelos Angelou 

Costume design: Kopernikos Theatre Group & Emi Sini 

Lighting design: Kopernikos Theatre Group & Elissaios Vlachos 

Cast: Antonis Gougios,Dimitris Dimitropoulos, Ioannis Mistakides 

17 Piano Recital |Yiannis Georgiou 

sun 19:30 (90’) 

 

A fascinating and enchanting music journey across time, styles and countries, performed by acclaimed Cypriot pianist Yiannis Georgiou. Presenting a diverse and contrasting repertoire, the recital is divided into four acts with works by Mozart, Debussy, Brahms and Rachmaninoff, representing four different yet major classical piano music eras. Works by Scarlatti and Scriabin will also be presented.  

 

Under the auspices of the Mayor of Limassol, Mr Nicos Nicolaides. 

21 World Water Day | CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

thu 20:30 (90’) 

The 22nd March has been designated by the UN as the World Water Day, with this year’s theme being “Leaving No One Behind (Human Rights and Refugees)”, whilst March is also the international month of the Francophonie.

 

G. F. Handel: Water Music, HWV 348-350  

T. Dun: Water concerto for water percussion and orchestra 

C. Debussy: La Mer: Three symphonic sketches for orchestra, L. 109 [Cyprus premiere] 

 

Soloist: Natasa Hadjiandreou (percussion), Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

22 Harold and Maude | SATIRIKO THEATRE 

fri 20:30 (90’) 

 

The self-destructive and needy wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed with death and spends his leisure time attending funerals and watching buildings being demolished. When Harold meets eighty-year-old Maude at a funeral, his life changes dramatically. A strong friendship is born between the desperate teenager and the spirited old lady, who reveals to the young man the innumerable prospects and colours that his own life may take. Maude succeeds in transmitting confidence and faith in a young person who seems unable to adapt to his surroundings. 

 

Translated by: Yiannis Iordanides, Yiannis Vouros 

Directed by: Despina Bebedeli 

Costume and set design: Lakis Genethlis 

Music: Christos Stavrinides 

Cast: Despina Bebedeli, Marianna Kafkaridou, Fotios Fotiou, Spyros Georgiou, Vasilis Michael, Maria Fiaka, Costas Kantilieris, Marialena Papadopoulou, Michalis Kazakas, Polis Hadjikosta, Efi Pezirkianidou. 

24 The Tragedy of King Richard II| NT Live  

sun 18:00 (115') 12+   

 

Broadcast live from Almeida Theatre’s stage, the new NT Live production The Tragedy of King Richard II by William Shakespeare is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. In this visceral new production about the limits of power, England is governed by an irresponsible, foolish and vain king. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.  

Olivier award-winner Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II. 

With English and Greek subtitles. 

29 ΜANOLIS MITSIAS | ΚARYOFYLLIA KARABETI * 

fri 20:30 (150’) 

 

Following last year’s sold-out concerts “The Gatsos I loved”, Manolis Mitsias and Karyofyllia Karabeti embark on a musical journey to the archipelago of Greek poetry, travelling back to the sixth century B.C. and up to our days. Acclaimed Greek singer Manolis Mitsias and celebrated actress Karyofyllia Karabeti bring to life the lyrics of twenty-six great Greek poets, whose poetry was set to music by Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Yiannis Markopoulos, Stavros Xarhakos, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Christos Leontis, Yiannis Spanos, Nikos Xydakis and Lena Platonos. 

 

Programme curated by: Yiorgos Lianis  

Piano/orchestrations: Achilleas Wastor, Bouzouki/mandolin: Iraklis Zakkas 

 

Organised by PASYKAF 

30 Die Walküre Richard Wagner THE MET LIVE IN HD  

sat 18:00 (295’) 

Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, the second opera in Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre is directed by Robert Lepage. Soprano Christine Goerke plays the title role of Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, whose conflict with incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde (tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek) takes her on a journey from Walhalla to human life on earth.  

Conducted by Philippe Jordan. With English and Greek subtitles. 

31 Peer Gynt Ballet EDVARD GRIEG 

sun 20:30 (80’) 

 

A ballet performance for all the family. Choreographed by Liliya Sabitova (People's Artist of Russia), Peer Gynt draws inspiration from Henrik Ibsen’s work of the same title. Rhythmically traversing the adventures of Peer Gynt, this story ballet portrays with lyricism and delicacy his final return to his first and only love. 

 

With the participation of dancers from the Russian Ballet Moscowia, Napoli Ballet - Italy, as well as young Cypriot gymnastics athlete Eleni Ellin.