1 FRI 20:30 (90’)
Thoc’s New Stage
Written in 1998, Cleansed is the third in a series of five revealing plays by Sarah Kane, one of the most controversial figures in contemporary British theatre.
A unique example of verbal brutality, iconoclastic action and political reflection, it vigorously denounces the mechanisms of oppression and control used by social institutions and authorities that seek to undermine and ultimately eliminate any possibility of free expression.
Directed by: Euripides Dikaios
With English and Turkish surtitles.
The performance contains strong language, scenes of violence, nudity, and simulated sexual activity.
Admission is strictly forbidden to anyone under the age of 18.
Minors will not be admitted even with the consent of or accompanied by an adult.
6 WED 20:30 (75’)
The Bible: the complete word of God (Abridged)
“In the beginning”, as stated by a divine voice, “there was chaos”. But why stop there? The disorder continues in the middle and in the end of the Bible too! The Bible: the complete word of God (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor is a witty, hilarious comedy striving to understand “authentic stories” that we came across early on in history. Unquestionably, the work, which “falsifies the most significant story ever acknowledged as a fact” contains exceptional, surrealistically theatrical moments. In this play, the ultimate religious question is one and only: does God have a sense of humour? Undoubtedly yes. Otherwise, why would he leave the Children of Israel wonder around the Middle East for 40 years just to offer them a piece of land without oil?
A barrage of images created by three actors-performers and a musician, in a show with singing, dancing and pondering on fundamental questions. “Should the Bible be interpreted literally”? Through comic situations, the four performers explore issues of religious freedom. A work reflecting on our responsibilities, our choices, limitations and freedom; reflecting on life itself.
To what extent have we been affected by the best-selling work of all times, even if we barely ever read it until the end?
Written by: Adam Long, Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor
Translated by: Errikos Belies
Directed by: Eleni Anastasiou
Dramaturgy: Michalis Papadopoulos
Cast: Aris Kyprianou, Klitos Komodikis, Vassilis Pafitis
Musician on stage: Savvas Chrysostomou
Set design: Eleni Ioannou
Costume design: Marina Nicolaidou
Lighting design: Carolina Spyrou
Movement director: Ivie Hadjivassiliou
8 FRI 11:30
Presentation of valuable ideas inspired by music
The MusEdX action is organised by the Directorate of Secondary General Education and the Department of Culture and Sports of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, in collaboration with the Music Inspection Office of the Ministry of Education. The event is inspired by modern successful international events with wide visibility, such as TEDx, Ignite, IdeaCity etc. For this specific action, young men and women aged between 12 and 26 are invited to present live on stage an original and particularly interesting idea, directly or indirectly connected to music, aiming to move, fascinate and raise awareness among the general public.
The action seeks to offer the new generation a modern step to make their voice heard, the opportunity to show their imagination and creativity but also the possibility to develop 21st century skills that are not necessarily included in formal education (e.g. e.g. personal development, communication, entrepreneurship).
9 SAT 20:30 (90’)
Emptiness in Person – Akis Dimou | Theatro Dentro
How could a lethal necktie be related to a ménage à trois? A drug show in Madrid to a child of unknown father? Or the call of an oncologist to a dinner serving fried eels?
Four people —a theatre critic, his assistant, an internationally renowned fashion designer and the mysterious young man in her company— are all trying to settle old affairs in a middle-class apartment, in the summer of 2015 in Athens. The “sofa” acquires yet another role in the play, naturally symbolizing the inactiveness and apathy of our society.
Written by: Akis Dimou
Directed by: Yiorgos Mouaimis
The four heroes-antiheroes are masterfully played by Stavros Louras, Annita Santorineou, Erica Beyeti and Angelos Hadjimichael.
Pianist on stage: Kyriaki Iakovidou.
15 FRI 20:00 (90’)
Tambour Battant (Roll the Drum!) Switzerland, 2019
In the beginning of spring 1970, the small village of Monchoux in Valais is experiencing unusual agitation. Is it because of the vote on the women's right to vote? Or because of the upcoming referendum on the expulsion of foreigners? No, it's worse: the village brass band has imploded! With great unrest in the village, traditions are challenged and village politics are disrupted. Of course, love complicates the village drama.
Language: French with English subtitles
Directed by François-Christophe Marzal
Cast: Pierre Mifsud, Pascal Demolon, Sabine Timoteo, Jean-Luc Bideau, Amélie Peterli, Giuseppe Oricchio, Roland Vouilloz, Pierre-Isaïe Duc, François Florey, Werner Biermeieri, Florence Quartenoud, Philippe Matthey, Paolo La Torre, Fernand Clément, Aloys Robellaz, Marie-Lou Mottier
Genre: fiction, comedy
Organised by: the Embassy of Switzerland in Cyprus, in cooperation with the Alliance Française de Limassol
16 SAT 19:00 (262’)
La Forza Del Destino – Giuseppe Verdi Ι The MET: Live in HD
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen, following a string of recent Met triumphs, in her role debut as the noble Leonora.
Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new Forza in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world. The cast also features tenor Brian Jagde as Don Alvaro, baritone Igor Golovatenko as Don Carlo, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as Preziosilla, bassbaritone Patrick Carfizzi as Fra Melitone, and bass Soloman Howard as both Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano. With English subtitles.
Production: Mariusz Treliński
Set Designer: Boris Kudlička
Costume Designer: Moritz Junge
Lighting Designer: Marc Heinz
Projection Designer: Bartek Macias
Choreographer: Maćko Prusak
Tickets: €20 / 15
29 FRI 20:30 (100’)
Premiere 4 Ι Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
The ‘Premiere 4’ concerts are a beautiful synergy between the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and two French artists to present works by French romantic composers.
Under the baton of the distinguished maestro Patrick Gallois, the concert starts with the delicacy of Gabriel Fauré's Pavane, an ethereal introduction setting the stage for an evening of French elegance.
Τhe principal flute soloist of the Orchestre de Paris, Vincent Lucas joins the Orchestra for the first time and will be showcasing his unparalleled artistry in Jacques Ibert's mesmerising Flute concerto. The piece exploits the flute's elegiac nature through intricate melodies and breathtakingly demanding passages.
The finale is expected intense, featuring Camille Saint-Saëns' Symphony no. 2, a work that unravels a dynamic interplay of musical elements, from the fascinating fugal interplay of the first movement to the vigorous finale.
Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, op. 50
Jacques Ibert: Flute concerto
Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony no. 2 in A minor, op. 55
Vincent Lucas flute
Patrick Gallois conductor
Zone Α: €18 / 14 & Zone Β: €13 / 10
Concession tickets are available to: Students, soldiers, pensioners, large and five-member families on presentation of ID.Free Entrance for people with disabilities.
Lefkosia: Thursday 28 March 2024 - Pallas Theatre, Pafos Gate, 20:30
Information: 22 463144, www.cyso.org.cy
30 SAT 20:30 (75’)
Notes of Peace and Love: from France to the world
Alliance Française de Limassol
As part of the Francophonie month, the Alliance Française of Limassol organises the concert Notes of Peace and Love: from France to the world.
In a feast of nostalgic sounds and rhythms of global hope, the world of the classical song of baritone Kyros Patsalidis skilfully blends with world / jazz repertoire singer Vakia Stavrou, accompanied by a 10-member orchestra made up of masterful Cypriot musicians conducted by pianist Stavros Dritsas.
An interesting blend between classical, jazz and world music, the concert is addressed to the wider music-loving audience of Cyprus, regardless of nationality or age group.
The aim is to present a quality concert to the local audience, to promote and support Cypriot musicians who excel in Cyprus and abroad. The concert will feature songs by Rudolf Sieczynski, Eduardo di Capua, Charles Dumont, Ángel Cabral, Norbert Glanzberg, Boris Fomin, Mimis Plessas, Manos Hadjidakis, Taki Moraki, Kostas Kapnisis etc.