September 9, 2020, 8:30 PM - September 18, 2020, 10:15 PM (US Central)
The Cyprus Theatre Organisation continues its summer season with “The Acharnians”, the earliest of Aristophanes’ surviving plays (425 BC), directed by Varnavas Kyriazis. All performances are conducted in adherence to all the necessary preventive measures to protect public health. The play is set during the sixth year of the Peloponnesian War. Let down by his fellow Athenians’ lack of decisiveness to achieve peace for Sparta, a farmer by the name of Dikaiopolis takes initiative to absolve himself and his family from the hardship and grief of war. Determined to enjoy all the things he had been deprived of and reap the benefits of peace, he does not think twice before taking on the world, exposing tendencies of people’s self-interest and vileness and opening the eyes of those who were blinded by arrogance, a false sense of pride and demagogic rhetoric.
The Acharnians are here to teach us valuable lessons, to raise concerns, to sharply criticize any idea that opposes democracy and the people’s best interest, and finally, to offer plenty of laughter.
Director Varnavas Kyriazis, alongside a large cast of actors, has created a performance true to Aristophanes’ nature by bringing together all the elements of a popular festivity, a loud Dionysian feast giving off the scent of soil and wine and underlying the final part of any true celebration: cathartic ecstasy.
Nicosia - Makarios III Amphitheatre
28th October str., 2012 Acropolis, Lefkosia
9 September 2020
10 September 2020 (with Greek surtitles)
11 September 2020 (with English and Turkish surtitles)
Limassol - Municipal Garden Theatre
Lord Byron str., 3105 Lemesos
4 September 2020
5 September 2020 (with English and Turkish surtitles)
Larnaka - Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre
Parko Alykis, Larnaka
16 September 2020
Deryneia - Municipal Amphitheatre
13 Iroon str., 5380 Deryneia
18 September 2020
- Entrance Price/Τicket: €17 / €8
-Tel. 77 77 70 40, www.tickethour.com.cy
-At ACS Courier Cyprus Shops
-Tel. 77 77 27 17, THOC Box Office (as from 25 August 2020)
- The performance is not recommended for audiences under the age of 15