2 The Lover Ι Harold Pinter
thu 20:30 (75’)
One of the best-known plays written by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter.
A seemingly happily married couple, Richard and Sarah, live in a house in the countryside. The husband leaves home early for work, whereas the wife spends every afternoon with her lover.
Employing a simple, everyday yet sharp language, Pinter places his characters in a psychological and mental game where roles are alternating, where the line between the real and the imaginary is blurry, where marriage and social conventions are being negated, and the protagonists lay themselves bare in front of the audience.
Directed by: Maria Kyriakou
Translated by: Constantina Ioannidou
Set and Costume Design: Constantina Andreou
Music: Panos Bartzis
Lighting Design: Vasilis Petinaris
Assistant Director: Thekla Flouri
On stage: Stelios Andronikou and Maria Philippou
Poster Design: Yiorgos Sisamos
Photographer: Vasilis Doritis
Production: Side Effect
3 Fragile X Syndrome
fri 19:30 (80’)
Peta is a teenager who used to love Cavafy. Wisham is an immigrant teenager who passionately loved the Quran, Panathinaikos football club and his mobile phone. There was an immense gap between the two of them, which was yet bridged by an irresistible seduction until the day he vanished from her life like a genie and stopped answering her calls. Seventeen years later, Peta is now a successful writer who decides to write her story, until she receives a message that will turn things upside down.
Have you ever heard about the “Fragile X Syndrome”? It is a condition that derives from our addiction to the internet and to a beautified virtual reality. The coming-of-age story of seventeen-year-old Peta. The trauma of rejection by those who made her feel “safe”, including Wisham, her classmate in Iraq and the great love of her life. As a teenager, Peta loved Cavafy. Immigrant teenager Wisham passionately loved the Quran, Panathinaikos and his mobile phone.
Musical composition / Texts / Directing: Eirini Chiratou
Photographs and Video Editing: Nikos Gravaris
On stage: Danae Beri (actress) and the musicians Solis Barki (percussions), Spyros Kostis (bassoon & accordion), Eirini Chiratou (violin & mandolin).
Tickets: €15 /12
4 VASILIS TSITSANIS – by Pambis Anayiotos
sat 17:30 & 20:30 (90’)
The life and journey of the great Greek composer, Vasilis Tsitsanis, unveiling his passion, romance and the songs he wrote that marked generations of people. A production by ROI Theatre, the play takes place amidst the hardships of Greece and the rest of the world, including the Nazi occupation, the hunger and the civil war, despite which Vasilis Tsitsanis managed to expose the human face of Greece. A heart-warming performance involving dance, music and theatre, directed by Christos Nikolaou, with the sets and costumes designed by Antreas Paraskevas.
Cast: Athos Antoniou (in the role of Tsitsanis), Costas Dimitriou, Valentina Sofokleous, Christopher Greco, Skevos Polykarpou, Alkiviadis Constantinos, Andri Kyriazi, Manolis Anastasiou, Stavros Patsias, Antrea Dimitriou, Nafsika Apostratou.
Dancer: Panayiotis Charalambous
Choreographers: Maria Karapitta, Panayiotis Charalambous
On-stage musician: Theodoulos Paraskevaidis
Tickets: €15 /12 (Students, soldiers, pensioners and large families)
10-12 Cyprus Choreography Platform
Cyprus Choreography Platform is the annual event dedicated to choreography, showcasing the work of contemporary dance creators.
This 20th edition provides the opportunity to 11 choreographers to present new pieces, while also hosting new works by the awarded choreographers of the past 2019 and 2020 editions.
Friday 10/12 - Diamanto Hadjizacharia, Harry Koushios, Machi Dimitriadou Lindhal, Antonis Antoniou
Saturday 11/12 - Roza Maria Pantzi, Milena Ugren Koulas, Maria Gerasimou, Louiza Avraam, Maria Kasapi
Sunday 12/12 - Antria Michaelidou, Anni Chouri, Hamilton Monteiro, Panos Malaktos
Tickets: € 8 ( €15 for 3 days)
14 ADIEU - An act of farewell
tue 20:30 (50’)
Choreographer Fotis Nicolaou presents a performance dealing with farewells and separation.
How do we say goodbye? How do we part from someone? How do we deal with this emptiness? How do we manage our choices and experience the moment they happen? How can we seize the intangible moment and transform the ephemeral into something that will be residing inside us forever? How do we deal with the fluidity and instability of our existence in order to stand strong against the inevitable, against the end?
That is why we say: “adieu, see you tomorrow, see you soon”.
Concept – Choreography: Fotis Nikolaou
Set and Costume Design: Elena Kotasvili, Alexis Vayianos
On stage: Fotis Nikolaou and Katerina Tylliridou
Tickets: €12 / 8
18-19 My Snowman
CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
sat-sun 15:30 & 17:30
A musical for young audiences by Alex Panayi, Stavros Stavrou and Katerina Christofidou.
It’s Christmas Eve and the whole town is asleep. But the girl is wide awake, sitting all alone in her room. Saddened, she is looking outside the window hoping for a miracle. If only her Snowman would come alive and become her best friend, the friend she so desperately needs…
Storyteller – Alex Panayi
Girl – Stephanie Symeonidi
Snowman – Philippos Constantinos
Mum – Chrysi Andreou
Dad – Grigoris Georgiou
Santa Claus – Constantinos Andronikou
Mrs. Santa Claus – Andri Angelidou
Policeman / Ensemble – Michalis Antoniou
Police Officer / Elf/ Ensemble – Loizos Papageorgiou
Florist / Elf / Ensemble – Nicolina Frangoulidou
Baker / Ensemble – Athina Lianou
Director: Marios Kakoulli
Conductor: Petros Stylianou
Production: Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Foundation in collaboration with Silver Spotlight Productions Ltd
Tickets: € 20 (Stalls Premium Seats)/ €15 / 12
20 Christmas Carols and Hymns
mon 18:30 μ.μ. & 20:30 (60’)
A concert presenting traditional Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Epiphany carols and hymns.
This annual long-standing concert is organized by the Holy Metropolis of Limassol, with the participation of “Romanos o Melodos” Byzantine Choir, “Anatoli” Youth Choir and the Traditional Instrumental Ensemble of the Holy Metropolis Music School.
A musical journey traversing our tradition and presenting hymns and carols from every corner of the Hellenic world.
Tickets: €10 / 7
21 The Mousetrap
tue 20:30 (120’)
Agatha Christie’s legendary murder mystery play staged by Dionysos Theatre and directed by Christos Yiangou.
Three women and five men who spend their holidays in a country house are cut off by the snow. Their stay will become a nightmare as soon as they discover that there is a murderer in their midst, an ingenious killer who has already murdered someone in London. Detective Trotter is investigating the case, trying to solve the mystery. Who will be the next victim?
Translated by: Antonis Galeos
Set and costume design: Lakis Genethlis
Lighting design: Yiorgos Lazoglou
Music: Yiorgos Kolias
Cast (in the order of appearance): Ioanna Papamichalopoulou, Markos Kallis, Christos Spyrou, Elena Papadopoulou, Christos Yiangou, Martha Constantinou, Manolis Michailidis, Grigoris Georgiou.
Tickets: €15 / 12
28 ANON. Dance Film
tue 20:30 (30’)
Interdisciplinary Artist Suzana Phialas presents her new work “ANON”.
An ongoing experimental project in the form of dance-film where various video parts exist, having the properties to either stand alone or be re-arranged to create multiple dimensions and realities.
ANON, short for anonymous considers today's issues of surveillance and big data exploitation in the digital world. A multidisciplinary work blending performance, video, installation and anti-surveillance fashion.
Concept, Creation, Artistic Direction: Suzana Phialas
Camera, Editing, Direction of Photography: Pavlos Vrionides, Suzana Phialas
Performance: Elena Gabriel, Arianna Marcoulides, Eleana Alexandrou, Rania Glymitsa
Music Design: Kalaqs, Elektroniki
Light Design: Vasilis Petinaris
Light Designer Assistant: Orfeas Pitsillides
Sound Engineering: Nicolas Petrou
Make-up: Anna Agathokleous
Project Assistance: Eleftheria Sokratous
Photography: Pavlos Vrionides
Production and organization: Suzana Phialas