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August 2017

Uniting the Mediterranean Sea

20:00 — 21:00

At the sea caves, in front of the EDRO III shipwreck, the well-known actor Marios Ioannou creates, together with a big team from Cyprus and overseas, an exciting theatrical world that connects the Mediterranean and its people. Actors from Alexandria, Barcelona, Marseille, Pafos, Smyrna and Tangier, will face each other in a scene in the bay of Peyia, and together they will explore the meanings of a common sea and a common country. The script was written by Marios Ioannou…

Uniting the Mediterranean Sea

20:00 — 21:00

At the sea caves, in front of the EDRO III shipwreck, the well-known actor Marios Ioannou creates, together with a big team from Cyprus and overseas, an exciting theatrical world that connects the Mediterranean and its people. Actors from Alexandria, Barcelona, Marseille, Pafos, Smyrna and Tangier, will face each other in a scene in the bay of Peyia, and together they will explore the meanings of a common sea and a common country. The script was written by Marios Ioannou…

September 2017

The Trial of Socrates

20:30

Friday 8 September Ancient Odeon 20:30 “What could have happen if Socrates had been on trial now? In another time, another place, tried by some other people? By us, by you?” About 2500 years after Socrates’ trial and his death sentence, the Pafos Bar Association repeats the historic trial with this performance, in a modern court. Socrates is being tried on the basis of the Attic Law and the speeches of the Prosecutors of his time, but by using modern…

Cassandre

20:30 — 21:30

  An international production of the Comédie de Genève, which was first presented in the Grand Opera d’ Avignon. Based on the work of Christa Wolf, the music performance presents the moment just before Cassandra, defeated by gods and people alike, falls into the hands of the Achaeans. In the little time she has left, Cassandra tells her story and her sufferings as a child, a lover, a prisoner and a woman. Director Hervé Loichemol showcases the strength of his heroine, while composer Michael…

Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll (Kaegi / Karrenbauer)

17:00 — 18:40

Performances: 27/9 –  4/10  Departure: Fabrica’s Cave: 17:00 Arrival at the finishing point: 18:40 The Rimini Protokoll group is considered one of the most important, pioneering and influential theatre groups in Europe during the last few years. It consists of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, who have been working together since 2002 and have been constantly developing new theatrical forms. In 2017 the great artists will include Pafos in their programme, with an en-route-performance in the city centre for 50…

October 2017

Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll

17:00

Sunday 1 – Wednesday 4 October 2017 Starting Point: Fabrica’s Cave 17:00 Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll During the last few years, Rimini Protokoll is considered one of the most important, pioneering and influential theatre companies in Europe. Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, who have been working together since 2002 and have been constantly developing new theatrical forms and methods form the team. In 2017, the great artists include Pafos in their tour, with an en-route-performance in the…

Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll

17:00

 Sunday 1 – Wednesday 4 October 2017 Starting Point: Fabrica’s Cave 17:00 Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll During the last few years, Rimini Protokoll is considered one of the most important, pioneering and influential theatre companies in Europe. Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, who have been working together since 2002 and have been constantly developing new theatrical forms and methods form the team. In 2017, the great artists include Pafos in their tour, with an en-route-performance in the…

Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll

17:00

Sunday 1 – Wednesday 4 October 2017 Starting Point: Fabrica’s Cave 17:00 Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll During the last few years, Rimini Protokoll is considered one of the most important, pioneering and influential theatre companies in Europe. Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, who have been working together since 2002 and have been constantly developing new theatrical forms and methods form the team. In 2017, the great artists include Pafos in their tour, with an en-route-performance in the…

Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll

17:00

Sunday 1 – Wednesday 4 October 2017 Starting Point: Fabrica’s Cave 17:00 Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll During the last few years, Rimini Protokoll is considered one of the most important, pioneering and influential theatre companies in Europe. Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, who have been working together since 2002 and have been constantly developing new theatrical forms and methods form the team. In 2017, the great artists include Pafos in their tour, with an en-route-performance in the…

Discovering the World of Karagiozis (Students visit at the exhibition

10:30 — 13:00

Discovering the World of Karagiozis (Students visit at the exhibition) Whose Karagiozis is This?Discovering the World of Karagiozis The exhibition at Ibrahim’s Khan  presentσ figures and sceneries crafted by well-known artists and puppeteers from Cyprus, Greece and other neighbouring countries, originating from Christodoulos Pafios’ collection. Thursday 5, Sunday 8, Thursday 12 October 2017  (10:30-13:00) Students will be able to visit the exhibition and discover the world and the adventures of the immortal Karagiozis, watching his sufferings, misfortunes, his humorous and side-splitting stories in a…

Discovering the World of Karagiozis ( Shadow Theatre: Kollitiris as a Student)

All Day

Saturday 7 October 2017, 11:00 & 16:00 Lena Spanou Shadow Theatre presents the play “Kollitiris as a Student”, based on Androulla Embedokleous’ texts. Directed by Lena Spanou. Actors: Pambos Charalambous and Lena Spanou. Whose Karagiozis is This? Discovering the World of Karagiozis Karagiozis (Karagöz) is a central figure in the theatre of shadows in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and recognised by the UNESCO as intangible world heritage. The performances featuring the figures of Karagiozis and Hatziavati (Hacivat) and the rest of the classical…

Discovering the World of Karagiozis (Shadow Theatre: Karagiozis and the Enigmas of Veziropoula)

19:00 — 20:30

Tuesday 10 October 2017 19:00 Karagiozis and the Enigmas of Veziropoula Thodoris Kostidakis presents the play “Karagiozis and the Enigmas of Veziropoula”, a classic comedy of the Greek Shadow Theatre for the young and the older, based on tradition and contemporary influences and references. Whose Karagiozis is This? Discovering the World of Karagiozis Karagiozis (Karagöz) is a central figure in the theatre of shadows in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and recognised by the UNESCO as intangible world heritage. The performances featuring the…

Peri Poleos Cinema Memories

19:30 — 20:30
Attikon

Saturday 14 October 2017 19:30 Peri Poleos Cinema Memories Open Air Attikon The “Peri Poleos” programme of Pafos2017 makes a stop at the old cinemas of Pafos. There where the people of Pafos got acquainted for the first time with this kind of spectacle and through the 7th Art they “travelled” the world with film noir and Greek movies. The place where the days and nights of Pafos smelled of jasmine and the world got larger on the screens of…

International Monodrama Festival – Karagkiozis (Cyprus, 45′)

19:00 — 19:45
Attikon

Monday, 23rd October 2017, 19:00 Attikon Karagiozis (Cyprus, 45’) The performance, based on Lena Kitsopoulou’s short story (Big Streets, 2010), distinguished itself in last year’s Monodrama Platform, thus ensuring its participation in the International Monodrama Festival of Pafos2017. The story is a particularly insightful look into childhood, that period which we all carry throughout our entire lives. The hero’s course is outlined, from childhood to paternity, revealing a trauma in his psyche from his childhood years, with disastrous consequences… Dramatisation: Herodotos Miltiadous and…

International Monodrama Festival – Playing Maggie, the Iron Lady (Μ. Βρεττανία, 65’)

21:00 — 22:05
Attikon

Monday, 23rd October 2017, 19:00  Attikon Playing Maggie, the Iron Lady (Μ. Βρεττανία, 65’) Ο Pip Utton, γνωστός σε όλο τον κόσμο για τις εντυπωσιακές ενσαρκώσεις του Αδόλφου Χίτλερ, του Ουίνστον Τσώρτσιλ, του Αδόλφου Χίτλερ, του Καζανόβα, του Τσάρλι Τσάπλιν και πολλών άλλων, παρουσιάζει το μονόδραμα “Playing Maggie, the Iron Lady”. Αυτή τη φορά, μεταμορφώνεται στην πρώην πρωθυπουργό της Βρετανίας Μάργκαρετ Θάτσερ και μας μυεί στη φιλοσοφία της, την έμπνευσή της και τη λογική της, ενώ στη συνέχεια μας δίνει την ευκαιρία…

Koba / Stalin (Lithuania, 55’) – International Monodrama Festival

19:00 — 19:55
Attikon

Tuesday, 24th October 2017, 19:00 Αttikon Koba / Stalin (Lithuania, 55’) Fudzi, who considers himself Stalin’s comrade and friend, tells us the story of Koba. “Koba” is Joseph Stalin’s revolutionary nickname. For many years, Fudzi and Koba shared their last crumb of bread with each other, until they were finally able to share a common joy – the victory of the revolution. They loved, cherished and respected each other. However, love and devotion of his comrades were not enough for…

Kohlhaas (Greece, 75’) – International Monodrama Festival

21:00 — 22:15
Attikon

Tuesday, 24th October 2017, 21:00 Αttikon “Kohlhaas” is a magnificent dark medieval story by Heinrich von Kleist, based on true facts which took place in Germany around 1500.It’s the story of a well-off and law-abiding horse dealer who was mistreated by an arrogant nobleman. His two favourite horses were wrongly confiscated. Kohlhaas was denied justice at court and, blinded by the wrongdoing, led a rebellion against the mighty nobleman. Soon his wrath fell upon anyone standing in his way. At some…

Blood Wedding (Spain, 60′) – International Monodrama Festival

19:00 — 20:00
Attikon

Wednesday, 25th October 2017, 19:00 Attikon Blood Wedding (Spain, 60’) The performance is inspired by F.G. Lorca’s work “Blood Wedding”. The singing, the flamenco, the contemporary dance and the projections are combined with the three tragic stories that weave the narrative web. The story of the real people who inspired F.G. Lorca in 1928, the story of the mother, the moon and the bride of Lorca’s drama, and the story of Federico, as the main actor in a drama that ends…

Antigone (Lithuania, 50′) – International Monodrama Festival

21:00 — 21:55
Attikon

Wednesday, 25th October 2017. 21:00 Attikon Antigone (Lithuania, 50’) Inspired by the ancient tragedy of Sophocles, the performance explores ways of connecting the ancient and modern language, juxtaposing human figures in front of sequences of video images of the Chorus. Birute Mar transforms into Antigone, then to her sister Ismene, to Creon, and his son Haemon, to a guard and to the prophet Tiresias. The fragile human body on stage and the great projections of the Chorus are accompanied by music…

Kiosk ( Japan, 60′) – International Monodrama Festival

19:00 — 20:00
Attikon

Thursday 26 October 2017, 19:00 Attikon Kiosk ( Japan, 60′)  This monodrama by Arica Performance Company focuses on a woman who works in a tiny kiosk. Perched in her rolling chair, she sells newspapers and water. This seemingly simple premise is explored through fierce physical repetition and live electronic music, revealing the complexity of the human body’s relation to physical labor in a surreal setting. Script: Shino Kuraishi Director: Yasuki Fujita Performed by: Tomoko Ando Physical theatre     In collaboration…

Mira (Algeria, 55′) – International Monodrama Festival

21:00 — 21:55
Attikon

Thursday 26 October 2017, 21:00 Attikon Mira (Algeria, 55′) While Mira receives a letter from her lover who warns her of the horrors of terrorism and fascism, we watch her as she works, laughs, falls in love – she enjoys her work and her life which is simple and quiet. Until, suddenly, everything changes, she gets arrested and tortured – a victim of the same terrorism predicted in the letter. Director: Hichem Houari Boussahela Production: Mosaic Theatre Performed by: Souad…

Now I am alone (Israel, 50′) – International Monodrama Festival

19:00 — 19:50
Attikon

Friday, 27th October 2017, 19:00 Attikon Now I am alone (Israel, 50’) All the unconventional heroes of William Shakespeare are brought together in one play. The exiled king, the fool, the refugee, the socially rejected: they all have something to say about society and human nature. The play presents the story of these people and shows their unique opinion about life, humour, irony and sorrow, thus suggesting Shakespeare’s own view. Adaptation: Nick Hutchison and Dori Engel Director: Nick Hutchison Set/costumes: Melanie…

The Mission Box (Greece, 75′) – International Monodrama Festival

21:00 — 22:15
Attikon

Friday, 27th October 2017, 21:00 The Mission Box (Greece, 75′) – International Monodrama Festival The performance is based on the homonymous novel by Aris Alexandrou, which has been characterised as one of the most important works of Modern Greek literature. At the end of the Greek civil war, a guerrilla group undertakes the transfer of a box of unknown content, passing through hostile territory. Its recipients are commanders of a town loyal to a political party. Only one guerrilla survives during…

From Front and Behind (Poland, 50’) – International Monodrama Festival

19:00 — 19:50
Attikon

Saturday, 28th October 2017 19:00 Αttikon From Front and Behind (Poland, 50’) The performance is historically focusing on Poland in the 18th century, just before it loses its sovereignty, after its third division. In his novel, Karol Zbyszewski satirises politicians from opposing camps, the clergy, the army and all social classes. Zbyszewski ridicules heavy drinking, laziness, recklessness, attachment to empty slogans and gestures, false religiousness, political and domestic conflict, making the whole Polish society responsible for the partitions of Poland. Text…

Τhe Clown (Romania, 70′) – International Monodrama Festival

21:00 — 22:10
Attikon

Saturday, 28th October 2017, 21:00 Attikon The Clown (Romania, 70’) This performance tells the love story of Hans and Marie, from the novel of Heinrich Böll which features a “Clown” as its main character, a professional artist, an observer of life that transforms the daily absurd into pantomime. When his loved one abandons him for religious reasons, the “Big Nothing” seems to be the only pantomime performance left for him… to play. Director: Anca Maria Colțeanu Music: Ovidiu Savu Costumes: Matei…

Rebecca (Cyprus, 40’) – International Monodrama Festival

19:00 — 19:40
Attikon

Sunday, 29th October 2017, 19:00 Attikon Rebecca (Cyprus, 40’) A performance inspired by the emblematic novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and the homonymous heroine of Gabriel García Márquez. The audience enters the theatre, as if entering Rebecca’s home and, at the same time, is haunted by her. The performance uses language not as a narrative medium, but as a soundscape that poetically carries the atmosphere into the space. The body becomes the canvas on which her memories are projected. Concept: Charalambia…

Mysterious Gift (Iran, 30′) – International Monodrama Festival

21:00 — 21:30
Attikon

Sunday, 29th October 2017, 21:00 Attikon Mysterious Gift (Iran, 30’) Iranian performer Yaser Khaseb will mesmerise you with his storytelling. Part dance, part performance art, he invites us into his culture to see how universal the human experience truly is and to take this opportunity to connect our stories. Khaseb has crafted a show invented using various pieces, thus surpassing any language barriers. He begins with a look at traditional Persian performance, encouraging the audience to find human connection through the…

November 2017

Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll (Kaegi / Karrenbauer)

15:30 — 17:10

Performances:  3/11 –  8/11  Departure: Fabrica’s Cave: 15:30 Arrival at the finishing point: 17:10 The Rimini Protokoll group is considered one of the most important, pioneering and influential theatre groups in Europe during the last few years. It consists of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, who have been working together since 2002 and have been constantly developing new theatrical forms. In 2017 the great artists will include Pafos in their programme, with an en-route-performance in the city centre for…

Marguerite Yourcenar – C.P. Cavafy with Charlotte Rampling

20:30 — 21:45

Saturday 18 November 2017, 20:30 Markideio Theatre  MOON AND STARS |  M. Yourcenar – C.P. Cavafy Charlotte Rampling British actress Charlotte Rampling, Greek-French actor Polydoros Vogiatzis and guitarist Varvara Gyra present on stage the literary encounter of the Greek poet Cavafy (1863-1933) and French novelist Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987), edited by Jean-Claude Feugnet. Belgian-born Yourcenar was the first to translate Cavafy into French and was a knowledgeable Cavafy critic and scholar. Cavafy’s poetry permeates the performance, while Yourcenar’s texts with the female…

Petros’ War

15:00

Sunday 26 November 2017, 15:00 Markideio Theatre Petros’ War As part of the European Capital of Culture’s programme, the Cyprus Theatre Organisation presents Alki Zei’s masterpiece for both children and adults. The play explores the time when in 1940, WWII breaks out in Athens. Under these new circumstances, Petros goes on a long walk, a walk filled with adventures, feelings, experiences and knowledge that will enrich his young soul and will make him love his country. His school closes; his uncle Angelos goes off to war; his mother starts…

December 2017

Forbidden Stories

20:30 — 21:30

Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 December 2017 Markideio Theatre 20:30  Forbidden Stories is the third part of a trilogy on the themes of “Power and Collective Memory” created by the theatre group “Ludens Ensemble” based in Edinburgh and included in the programme of events of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. The Ludens Ensemble brings to the stage stories from the two communities, using narrative techniques. Four actors will narrate the stories that were collected after an open call to…

Forbidden Stories

20:30 — 21:30

Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 December 2017 Markideio Theatre 20:30  Forbidden Stories is the third part of a trilogy on the themes of “Power and Collective Memory” created by the theatre group “Ludens Ensemble” based in Edinburgh and included in the programme of events of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. The Ludens Ensemble brings to the stage stories from the two communities, using narrative techniques. Four actors will narrate the stories that were collected after an open call to…

Pagkosmio Asma (Universal Song)

20:00 — 21:00

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…

Pagkosmio Asma (Universal Song)

20:00 — 21:00

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…

Τhe Lady from the Sea

20:30 — 21:30

Tuesday 19 December 2017 Markideio Theatre, 20:30 As part of the programme of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017, the Cyprus Theatre Organisation presents the first production of its Main Stage, the Lady from the Sea, by Henrik Ibsen. Like a siren of the ocean, trapped in the world of humans and in her oppressive marriage, Ellida Wangel hears the call of the sea – coming in the form of a face from the past – and is faced with…

Pafos – All about this City (Closing Celebration)

19:00

Saturday 30 December 2017 28th October Square 19:00 The end of 2017 marks not only the end of a significant and festive journey for Pafos, but also the beginning of a new one. The European Capital of Culture celebrates everything the city has accomplished, transforming it and making its people proud. In the same area where the Opening Ceremony took place in January 2017, music, images, projections, mapping and lights will create a spectacle, which will bring back memories, excitement…

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