Theatre Organization of Cyprus Introduces Two New Plays
Nicosia – The Theatre Organization of Cyprus (Thoc) recently introduced two new plays, both of which originated in English. One of the plays, entitled “Two Into One” endured great success following its opening at the Nicosia Municipal Theatre on January 12, while the second play, “The Loves of Cass McGuire”, premiered at Thoc’s Nea Skini on January 18 and continues regular performances every Friday and Saturday. The play is about an Irish woman returning home after many difficult decades in the U.S., only to be put into a retirement home by her relatives. The play gives a message of hope through diversity and proposes that it is never too late to dream of happiness.
Recently speaking to the press, Glykeria Kalaitzi, director and translator of “The Loves of Cass McGuire” who has also directed several successful plays in Greece, said she was pleased to have been given the opportunity to work in Cyprus with the excellent cast, one of which is Jenny Gaitanopoulou who came out of retirement for this particular play. Although a smaller one, the role performed by Ms. Gaitanopoulou, was not an easy endeavor and only someone with her acting experience could carry it off, she said. Annita Santorineou, acting the title role, was praised by her fellow cast members who have said her performance in the play was “an acting jewel”. The play will be staged at Larnaca’s Municipal Theatre on February 13, at Limassol’s Rialto on February 19 and in Paphos on February 21.
“Two Into One”, performed at Nicosia’s Municipal Theatre every Saturday and Sunday night, is all about lies, misunderstandings and cover-ups to generate laughs. Throughout the play, characters go in and out of doors trying to work their way through the mess they have fallen into. The play stars Chrysanthos Chrysanthou, Ioanna Kammenou, Andreas Tsouris, Michalis Moustakas, Elena Demetriou, Louras, Medeia Hanna, Electra Photiadou and Achilleas Grammaticopoulos. Louras’s performance as George Pigden has raised much interest, causing the audiences falling off their seats from laughter as he changes his behavior in response to the continuing bizarre situations he creates himself. The play will also be put on at Larnaca’s Municipal Theatre on February 7, and at Paphos’ Markideon Theatre on February 8.