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A stage for all ages

If you haven’t made plans yet for tomorrow, you could choose to take the kids to a theatrical performance with a few moral tales to tell, or go to a more grown-up show where an all women cast talk of fact and their reality.

For those with children in Larnaca, I, The Prince will be performed at the Municipal theatre at 3pm. The play, which is brought to us by the Cyprus Theatrical Organisation, centres around a prince who is a little lost. He has no name or story of his own to feature in.

Although the world the prince lives in is beautiful, is filled with songs and an atmosphere that just makes everyone want to dance, he just can’t find his rightful place.

Enter Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Although these three ladies may have already found their princes, they are willing to listen to his troubles and try to help him.

While the prince is busy trying to find his storyline and, by doing so, hinting to children that not everyone knows what is right for them from the start of their journey, in Nicosia another prince takes to the stage.

This prince has donkey ears. This prince is different but it seems that not everyone can accept him, especially his father, the king of Vasiloupolis.

Children and adults will laugh at the comic aspects of the play, wonder at the magic of it all and also come to terms about the negative effects of bullying.

As the audience members get to realise that the prince should be loved for exactly what he is, so does the king.

Leaving fairytales and magical worlds behind, the play Tzemaligie dives into a fictional tale in a very real time.

Written by Constantina Sotiriou, the play narrates the story of Turkish Cypriot prostitute Tzemaligie and takes us back to the turbulent times of December 1963 in Cyprus.

Through the story of a prostitute in love and nine other Greek Cypriot women who also lived through the times, Sotiriou takes the audience on a journey back to the time when Nicosia went through inter-communal riots which led to the erection of the Green Line.

I, The Prince
Performance of the play for children. March 19. Municipal theatre, Larnaca. 3pm. €6. In Greek. Tel: 22-864300

The Prince with the Donkey Ears
Performance of the play against bullying for children. March 19. Melina Merkouri Hall, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia. 4pm. €6. In Greek. Tel: 96-403029

Performance of the play by Konstantia Sotiriou. March 19 until April 9. Theatro Dentro, 44 Enotitos Street, Palouriotissa, Nicosia. 8.30pm and 6.30pm on Sundays. €13/10. In Greek. Tel: 99-544934

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