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Play goes under the pants

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How easily does one touch their body? It’s a bold question that is a main theme in the play Underpants – part 1. Written by Nayia Karakosta and Eleni Anastasiou, the play was first presented at +Naxi Festival in Limassol and during the Nicosia Pop Up Festival earlier this year with sold-out performances. This June, it returns for three evenings, in Larnaca on Thursday 17 and Limassol on Thursday 24 with two shows.

The play begins with a woman who goes to an anonymous meeting for people who masturbate. “It’s relieving to know I’m not alone,” she says and begins to narrate the story. Humour, memories, fears, questions and traumas begin to unfold through her story – a story that many could relate to.

“How easily does one touch their body?” the play asks. “What do our bodies carry and especially as women? How do our influences affect our daily life, eroticism, respect and self-disposition of our body?” The questions, fears and confessions the play touches upon are based on the stories of real women about their bodies and their use. The extracts that are heard throughout the performance were gathered from a series of interviews researching the topic and the play is part of a bigger project that aims to be completed in 2022.


Under/pants – Part 1

Play about masturbation and the relationship women have with their bodies. June 17. Larnaca Municipal Theatre, Larnaca. 8.30pm. June 24. Polichoris Synergeio, Limassol. 7pm and 8.30pm. Tickets:, ACS stores. Tel: 99-818208

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