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Mary and the White Pea

The Cyprus Theatre Museum is putting forward two different kinds of events inspired by the tale of ‘Mary and the White Pea’ this month.

The first, on January 25, is an interactive workshop for adults based on the children’s book of the same title – though, unlike the fairy tale, this workshop addresses some serious subjects as it looks for “the childhood truth when talking about cancer”.

Through the workshop, which will be led by Demetra Socratous, participants will come into contact with the realities and needs of a child diagnosed with cancer, meanwhile representing abstract concepts and complicated meanings through theatrical techniques in order to reconstruct and re-mystify ideas, situations and emotions. Moreover, development tools and tools for empathy and emotional management will be practised, the better to strengthen our stance against cancer. This workshop is addressed to educators, psychologists and any other adults (18+) interested.

The second event, on January 27, has a lighter tone and is an interactive storytelling session of ‘Mary and the White Pea’. Demetra takes the spotlight again to tell Mary’s story through playful, interactive and experiential activities. The story presents through symbolism, imagination, positivity, humour and particular sensitivity the search for childhood understanding around cancer.

Mary and the White Pea
Adult workshops on how to deal with child cancer. January 25, Cyprus Theatre museum, Limassol. 10am-1pm. Registration is necessary. €10. Tel:25-343464. Storytelling by Demetra Socratous. January 27, Cyprus Theatre museum, Limassol. €6. For children 6-12.11am-12.30pm. Registration is necessary. Tel:25-343464.

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