4 The Whales of August
fri 18:30 (100’)
Bringing together on stage five acclaimed Cypriot actors, David Berry’s The Whales of August directed by Nikos Karageorgos and translated by Fotis Fotiou, pays tribute to life and love that lasts eternally and defeats time.
Human relationships are at the forefront of Berry’s play, portraying characters that are forced to deal with the passing of time and to find out their own form of resistance.
5 Trigonopsaroulis by Theatro Tsepis (ages 4-7)
sat 17:00 ( 45’)
Life in the fascinating underwater world where beautiful creatures live, ressembles more or less our own earthly life. Trigonopsaroulis, a triangle-shaped fish that differs from all other sea creatures, was born to light up the murky waters of the undersea world. Invented by Greek writer Vagelis Iliopoulos and presented on stage by Theatro Tsepis, Trigonopsaroulis shows us the way to diversity, love for all people, self-respect, forgiveness and acceptance.
Directed: Marios Theocharous
Costume and set design: Thelma Kasoulidou
Music & Movement: Dimitris Spyrou
Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris
Production manager: Afroditi Ntziourou
Cast (in alphabetical order): Varsia Adamou, Lida Karayianni, Afroditi Ntziourou & Elena Panayi.
12 & 13 Things I know to be true
CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION Sat-Sun 17:30 (135’) 16+
Andrew Bovell’s Things I know to be true is a poignant and tender drama rendered in a poetic and lyrical way, portraying the universal story of the Australian Price family. Any spectator will identify and relate to the characters and the situations, finding something familiar in their ties.
What pushes us away from the security of the ‘family nest’ and makes us return there again and again? How well do children know their parents and parents their children? How well do the family members know each other? How much love do we need to get on with our lives? Can love alone save us? These are relevant questions that concern us all throughout the play but especially after the curtain falls, requesting from us to find our very own answers.
Translation: Vaios Liapis
Directing: Maria Kyriakou
Set and Costume design: Constantina Andreou
Music and sound design: Panos Bartzis
Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris
Cast: Popi Avraam, Vasilis Vasilakis, Yiorgis Vasilopoulos, Yiorgos Kyriakou, Christina Papadopoulou, Niovi Charalambous
15 Develop. Develop Again. Develop Better (Developing in Cyprus)
Tue 18:30 (80’)
Four one-act plays written by Cypriot playwrights, presented in the form of staged readings. The plays were developed during a five-month playwrights’ workshop that took place in January-May 2020 in collaboration with Fresh Target Theatre Ensemble.
The four writers, Stephanos Stavridis, Avgi Lilli, Maria A. Ioannou and Yiorgos Trillidis focus on a single subject matter: «development» in Cyprus, in its various forms. Directed by Paris Erotokritou and Maria Kyriakou, featuring actors Elena Kallinikou, Yiorgos Kyriakou, Vasilis Charalambous, Panayiota Papageorgiou and Varvara Christofi.
16 The Women
The play is based on a 1936 play by Clare Boothe Luce called "The Women". Secrets, gossip, and intrigues - are an integral part of any female society. Some topics provide endless inspiration for books, movies, songs, and theatre plays. We focused on two of them - marriage and female friendship. What value these have in modern society? Is friendship stronger than love?
18-19 7th Cyprus Jazz and World Music Showcase
Organised by the Cultural Services of the MoECSY, the Cyprus Music Information Centre and the Rialto Theatre, the 7th Jazz and World Music Showcase presents the very best of Cypriot contemporary music.
The Showcase also hosts presentations, jam sessions and meetings with guests from the international music industry.
20 Sea Wall by Simon Stephens
Sun 19:00 (40’)
In the Sea Wall, Simon Stephens attempts an honest exploration of a father’s loss. The narration addresses with exceptional sensitivity, humour and insightfulness the challenges and the joy of being a father, while emphasizing on the great matters of our existence such as birth, death, love, absence, fear and everything related to what we call “the human condition”. At the same time, the fact that the story is told by a man who, in the context of his social gender, has to challenge gender stereotypes and prejudices, curtailing his right to grief and human weakness, adds an extra layer of interest to the narrative.
Translator/Director: Maria Iole Karolidou
Sound Design: Christina Georgiou
Set/Costume Design: Maria Georgiou
Cast: Panos Makris
Tue 19:00 (60’)
A play addressing a multitude of issues such as human ignorance, isolation, the fragility of the human existence, the absence of free choices in a world where restrictions prevail, the beasts and the beauties (truth and lies) created by the human being in his attempt to find out what cannot be found out, the abuse and violence caused when power is misused. Lambros is a young man employed as false witness in a trial-fixing ring. Everything works just fine, until things stop working just fine.
Lambros is trapped. What has occurred? What is true and what is false? What is freedom, and what does its absence signify? Which things belong to us? Which of our choices are really our own? Lambros’ ignorance of the key points in his case is our very own ignorance. The journey of his life from darkness to light is the journey of our own life.
Idea/Directing: Myrto Papachristoforou, Aristic advisor: Katerina Attalidou