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Friday 15 & Saturday 16 December 2017
Markideio Theatre 20:00
The programme of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 comes to its end with an important theatrical production which holds great significance for Pafos. In its world premiere, the Theatre Workshop of the University of Cyprus will present a theatrical adaptation of the magnificent work “Pagkosmion Asma” of the poet, intellectual and former Mayor of Pafos, Christodoulos Galatopoulos (1902-1953).
It is a poetic reinterpretation of the myth of Prometheus, which is composed and based on the works of Dante and Milton, extending to all the corners of the Earth: from the ancient Hellenistic world to the mythology of Peru and the Incas, from Japan to the native Americans and the Scandinavian myths. This transforming, truly poetic work constitutes a modern tragedy with allegoric references to the political situation of Cyprus during the colonial period, while contributing a very important new text to Cypriot and modern Greek theatre, with a quality equal to that of the works of Aggelos Sikelianos and Nikos Kazantzakis which have enriched modern Greek literature.
Theatrical adaptation, direction: Michalis Pieris
Music: Christos Pittas
Set /Costume design: Christos Lysiotis
Lighting design: Karolina Spyrou
Production supervisor, assistant director: Stamatia Laoumtzi
Technical support: Kyriakos Kakoullis
With the participation of 25 actors of the Theatre Workshop of the University of Cyprus in the main roles and the Chorus.
Tickets: € 10
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