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Saturday 17th December 2016
Saturday 17th December 2016
20:30 - 22:00
1 day/night
Archbishop Makarios III Lyceum
  Pafos Pafos
Β6, Paphos, Cyprus
by Stephanos Stavrides
13 October 2016 - 8 December 2016
Theatre Season: 2016/17
Production Company: Theatre Apothikes THOC
Language: Greek
Through its three seemingly unrelated three acts, the play deals with the problems facing the average person in today’s society. Act 1: A man visits a clothing store and interacts with a saleswoman. Act 2: A patient visits a doctor. Act 3: Four strangers get stuck in an elevator. Director Magdalena Zira notes: “in this play the comic element coexists with absolute existential anguish. Unexpected violence and extreme competitiveness underlie the simplest and seemingly innocent every-day transactions. The writer imagines a future dystopia, which seems to be very close, where a mysterious ‘institution’ creates fear and insecurity among its citizens. In this environment, terror governs the mundane every-day life where cannibalism appears to be the likely result of corrupted relationships. In this play we see ourselves through a distorting mirror: we might laugh at what we see, but we may also be terrified.
Suriname by Stefanos Stavrides was first performed in a staged reading by Maria Mannaridou-Karsera in February 2015 as part of the PLAY ON! Programme, co-organised by the Cyprus Theatre Organisation and the Cyprus Centre of theInternational Theatre Institute.
Direction: Magdalena Zira
Set-Costume Design: Elena Katsouri
Music: Antonis Antoniou
Choreography/Movement: Lia Haraki
Lighting Design: Stavos Evlambiou, Stavros Tartaris
Sound Design: Stratos Stamatis
Elli Sarri, Panayiotis Larkou, Panayiotis Kyriacou, Vassilis Charalambous, Marina Vronti, Chrystalla Kallenou, Andria Zeniou, Gregoris Petri