Events organized in Greece, Cyprus

The Lysistrata Project has found fervent support on the local front as well, with professionals and amateurs planning various readings and performances around the country. In Athens, among other events, the Greek Center of the International Theater Institute has organized readings at the Acadimos Theater (at 8.30 p.m.) featuring noted actors. At the Topos Allou Theater, actress Dimitra Hatoupi will deliver Lysistrata’s soliloquy at 7 p.m. An alternative event has been organized in Kallithea: Neither a reading nor a play, everyone is invited to Dark Side, where «Lysistrata» will be interpreted as a role-playing game (D20 game rules) beginning at 7 p.m. In Thessaloniki, aided by their teacher, a group of 12- to 18-year-old students at the Third Junior High School of Stavroupolis have prepared a scene from the play (the conversation between Cinesias and Myrrhine). Also in Thessaloniki, the Theater Workshop of the School of English and Thessaloniki University’s Bald Theater have prepared a theatrical event titled «Rehearsing Lysistrata: Rehearsing Peace.» Billed as an alternative proposal for peace, the event will take place at the ground floor of the New Philosophy building at noon. Students of architecture at the University of Patras will join forces with Kurdish refugees for a reading that will take place at a refugee camp located in a ruined factory on the city’s port, beginning at 8.30 p.m. In Crete, members of the University of Crete Theater Group will read excerpts on University Radio (96.7 FM) from 5 to 6 p.m. Later on, the Omma Studio Troupe will interpret extracts from the play, set to music by Stamatis Kraounakis, at the Iraklion Municipal Youth Center at 8 p.m. On the island of Kythera, the newly formed Theater Workshop in the Hora Community Center will perform, with the proceeds going to Medecins sans Frontieres. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. Events will also take place on Cyprus: In Nicosia, a group of students from the University of Cyprus will read extracts from «Lysistrata» at the university’s Auditorium E110 at 7.30 p.m., while in Paphos, Caroline and Linda McGuire have organized a reading with actors from all over the island; it will take place at 7 p.m. at the Kamares Club.

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