2 TUE 20:30 (60’)
The Ugly One - Marius von Mayenburg
enacttheatre (15+) / On Stage
Enacttheatre presents the play The Ugly One by Mayenburg von Marius. Four actors read the play on stage, a scalpel-sharp comedy on beauty, identity and getting ahead in life.
When Lette finds out how hideous he is, this prevents him from fulfilling his dreams. But suddenly everyone wants his face.
Idea: Dimitris Chimonas
Staged and performed by: Andria Zeniou, Elena Kallinikou, Marina Makri, Dimitris Chimonas
Sound Design: Emmidio Vasquez
Production Assistant: Alexandros Grigoriou
Photos: Stelios Kallinikou
Tickets: €12 / 10
3 WED 20:30 (70’)
Marios Tokas Limassol Music School
A spring concert presented by the ensembles of Marios Tokas Limassol Music School.
With the participation of students who performed high in their solo instruments.
Tickets: € 5
5 FRI 20:30 (150’)
Three sisters - Anton Chekhov Ι THOC Main Stage
Written in 1900 and described by the author himself as a comedy, Three Sisters is a four-act existential drama about expectation, anticipation, and loss of hope. Directed by Athina Kasiou featuring an eclectic cast and crew.
In a small provincial garrison town, far from Moscow, the three sisters – Olga, Masha, and Irina – live together with their brother Andrey. Bogged down in the boredom of their everyday lives, they are trapped in recollections of a glorious past, making up stories and awaiting their return to Moscow, where their dreams can be fulfilled. As the future approaches, the possibility of change becomes more remote and their choices more constrained, while the dreams of youth dissolve, and excitement and passion for love and life is replaced by a sense of frustration.
Chekhov gives his characters the ultimate responsibility for their own lives. Inhibitions, fears, and inner intentions are betrayed not through what is said but rather through pauses, silences, hints and subtle humour.
With her modern directorial approach, Athina Kasiou recreates the Chekhovian universe for today, based on Eri Kyrgia’s new translation of an adaptation by Joel Horwood, and assisted by a superb team of distinguished creatives and actors.
With English and Turkish surtitles.
Tickets: €12 / 6 (supporters, unemployed, pensioners, large families upon display of relevant card, persons under 25 upon display of ID card).
7 SUN 11:00 (90’)
Maria Varnakkidou, Constantina Andreou
This interactive soundwalk around and across Heroes’ Square is dedicated to those people who lived it, are currently living it and who will experience it in the future.
Curated by Maria Varnakkidou and Konstantina Andreou.
Tickets: € 5
7 SUN 20:30 (130’)
Fivos Delivorias Live
Following a series of successful sold-out performances in Athens and Thessaloniki, renowned Greek songwriter Fivos Delivorias, along with his collaborates, re-stage their fascinating show presenting his latest song releases (ANIME), at selected venues in Greece and Cyprus.
Accompanied by his brave crew (Sotiris Ntouvas, Kostis Christodoulou, Kostas Pantelis, Yoel Soto) and with the eclectic participation of Christos Lainas, the composer of one of Delivorias’ most successful songs, they all embark, from a parallel universe, on Rialto Theatre’s mystic world to discover what doesn’t seem to be there, what has always been around, what has never ceased to exist.
A music show based on Delivorias’ songwriting legacy, performed in an electric and heartwarming atmosphere.
Kostis Christodoulou - Keys
Sotiris Ntouvas - Drums
Kostas Pantelis - Guitars
Yoel Soto - Bass
Christos Lainas - Guitars, synth
Sound engineer: Yiannis Petrolias
Stage sound engineer: Nikos Kollias
Poster Artwork - photographs: Dimitris Makris
Tickets: € 25 / 20
9 TUE 20:30 (110’)
Sculpting souls and hearts.
A tribute to Cypriot music teachers and composers
The Music Coordination Office and the Sector of Culture and Sports of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth join forces with OELMEK (Organisation of Secondary School Teachers of Cyprus), paying tribute to Cypriot teachers and composers on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of OELMEK.The concert will present works by music teachers and renowned composers. With the participation of: Limassol Municipality String Orchestra, accompanied by an orchestra ensemble of teachers and the newly-established choir of OELMEK conducted by Andriana Sergidou, as well as 11 soloists.
With singers: Dimitris Fanis, Katerina Paraschou, Koulis Theodorou, Alexandros Alexandrou, Andreas Pantelides, Andreas M. Papadopoulos, Lefki Stylianou, Margarita Elia, Mariam Venizelou, Petros Kouloumis, Sophia Patsalidi.
Composers: Adonis Aletras, Alkinoos Ioannides, Andriana Sergidou, Andros Papapavlou, Georgia Neofytou, Yiorgos Theofanous, Yiorgos Karvellos, Yiorgos Hadjimarkou, Evagoras Karayiorgis, Iakovos Parpas, Costas Cacoyannis, Loukas Xenofontos, Manos Loizos, Marios Tokas, Michalis Violaris, Michalis Hadjiyiannis, Michalis Christodoulides, Spyros Spyrou, Solon Michaelides, Sokratis Terpizis, Fotis Mousoulides.
Conductor: Petros Stylianou
Organised by: Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth / OELMEK
Supported by: Limassol Municipality, Rialto Theatre, School Boards of Limassol
*Organised in the framework of the 70th anniversary of OELMEK (1953-2023)
Free entrance (booking in advance is required)
13 SAT 19:00 (180’)
Othello - William Shakespeare Ι NT Live
An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwean (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).
She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s a refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost.
Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide. Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre...
This production contains racially offensive language and imagery, and depictions of mental and domestic abuse and violence, which some people may find upsetting. The production also contains strobe lighting and loud noises.
With Greek and English subtitles
Tickets: € 12 / 10
18 – 20 THU, FRI, SAT 21:00 (100’)
The Republic of Baklava – Anestis Azas
Following its staging at Athens Epidaurus Festival in 2021 in the framework of the 1821 Bicentennial tribute, where it received critical and audience acclaim, the surrealist comedy The Republic of Baklava is presented on Rialto Theatre’s stage.
Sophia and Fatih, from Greece and Turkey respectively, are two young people who met and fell in love with each other while studying in some Western country. When the couple decides to establish their business, a baklava shop located in the historical city of Mesolongi, they are forced to confront the traditional hostility of their countries and decide to declare their business “an independent state”. A romantic venture, doomed to fail.
A group of “researchers” are invited on stage to reconstruct the history of this tiny nation, its birth, conflict and heritage. Through a number of imaginary, surrealist and comic situations, the two young people are longing to become unshackled from the eternal stereotypes of their counties and to invent a new identity for themselves.
The Republic of Baklava is an unexpectedly hilarious theatre mockumentary, which, despite drawing inspiration from the 1821 Greek Revolution, is set in the modern-day, digital world, exploring issues of identity and politics through today’s perspective.
The Republic of Baklava used to be a digital micronation, initially established in the long-suffering city of Mesolongi. It was established by businessman Fatih Demir and mathematician Sophia Papadaki. The couple were nominated president and vice-president of the new state during its first independence declaration. The Republic of Baklava has its own government, currency, and public services. Nonetheless, no country has ever officially recognized it as a sovereign state. Being considered by the Greek government as a ploy to collect funds from tourists and evade national taxation, the R.o.B. was taken over by the police on 26th July of the following year.
From the very first moment of its dissolution, the “Republic of Baklava” became the research subject of a documentary. Today, it is the “Eldorado” of fanatic cryptocurrency miners, since a large sum of money is still buried in its ashes.
CAST AND CREW
Concept, directing: Anestis Azas
Written by: Gerasimos Bekas, Michalis Pitidis, Anestis Azas
Assistant director-Dramaturgy consultant: Michalis Pitidis
Set design: Eleni Stroulia
Set design collaborator: Zaira Falirea
Set adaptation for amphitheatre: David Negrin, Georgios Kolios
Costumes: Vasilia Rozana
Lighting: Eliza Alexandropoulou
Lighting adaptation for amphitheatre: Dimitra Aloutzanidou
Music: Panayiotis Manouilidis
Choreography: Zoe Hadjiantoniou
Video: Dimitris Zachos
Photographs: Pinelopi Gerasimou
Production management: Kostis Panayiotopoulos
Cast: Cem Yigit Üzümoglu, Katerina Mavroyiorgi, Yiorgos Katsis, Gary Salomon
*With Greek and English surtitles
This Athens Festival 2021 performance is co-produced by Projector and LYKOFOS production companies.
Tickets: €18 / 12
22 MON 20:30 (100’)
CUT Fine Arts Dept
Screenings of short documentaries directed by third-year students of the Department of Fine Arts, Cyprus University of Technology.
From a flea market to a mysterious ritual; from a living kitchen to a city falling apart; from a student room to a stadium, the films present short non-arguments, which compose a poetic reality, as formed through the gaze of the future fine artists.
With English subtitles.
Free entrance (booking in advance is required)
24 & 25 WED, THU 20:30 (85’)
Phoenix: The others are you | Solo gia Treis
FlashArt 2023 15+
Two women and two men, guided by the gaze, the touch and words, are in pursuit of an answer to the question “Who am I?”, via other people defining their identity.
On this journey, they focus on their love instincts and on the freedom to be themselves, where there are no boundaries or faults in shaping and expressing love.
Concept/directing: Christodoulos Andreou
Dramaturgy: Lena Sitara
Movement: Panayiotis Tofi
Composer: Andreas Economides
Set/costumes: Yiorgos Yiannou
Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris
Assistant director: Yiannis Minos
On stage: Varsia Adamou, Savvina Georgiou, Panayiotis Tofi, Yiorgos Chiotis and musician Andreas Economides.
Tickets: €15/12 (supporters, actors, students, soldiers, pensioners)
26 FRI 20:30 (100‘)
Premiere 6 Ι Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
In this stylistically diverse concert, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, under the experienced baton of Daniel Raiskin, will give the Cyprus premiere Maxim Berezovsky’s bright Symphony no. 19, a recently discovered classical gem. The symphony is complemented by Tchaikovsky’s lyrical and virtuosic Violin concerto, featuring CySO’s Concertmaster Wolfgang Schröder as the soloist. Pēteris Vasks’s impressive, sentimental work Musica Serena for string orchestra will also receive its Cyprus premiere. The concert will end in rustic bliss with Dvořák’s Czech Suite, a series of traditional Czech dances, suggestive of the Bohemian countryside.
Maxim Berezovsky: Symphony no. 19 in C major [Cyprus Premiere]
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for violin in D major, op. 35
Pēteris Vasks: Musica serena [Cyprus Premiere]
Antonín Dvořák: Czech Suite in D major, op. 39
Wolfgang Schröder violin
Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
Supporters: Rialto Theatre
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.