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The stage helps us face our fears

Now the kids are back to school, lots of theatre productions are popping up to get them back into the theatres.

Starting on Sunday, and running until October 29 in Nicosia, the play Tromaras will be presented by Theatre AntiLogos at Flea Theatre in Kaimakli.

The hero of this fairytale is a thin and weak boy, Thanasis, who was scared so easily the other children gave him the nickname ‘Tromaras’. But Thanasis did not want them to call him that, so our hero decides to fight his fear and finds himself the protagonist in a great adventure.

Tromaras was released in 1884, along with two other children’s short stories and tells the tale of a boy who no longer wants to be mocked by other children and wants to prove to himself firstly – and then to others – that he is smart and can overcome all of his fears. Bullying is not a recent phenomenon, but today we are very concerned about it, which is why the threare group chose this story. “We wanted to talk to children with sweetness and sincerity, about bullying and diversity, and about the power we all hide inside and that we are able to surpass our difficulties and our fears,” they said.

The play will also run in Limassol at Theatro Ena on November 5 and in Larnaca at Kalithea Cinema on November 12. Both performances will start at 11am.

A play for children based on the novel by Georgios Biziinos. September 17 until October 29. Flea Theatre, 2 Gianni Koromia Street, Kaimakli, Nicosia. 11am. €8. Tel: 99-251331

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