AntiLogos Theatre is bringing back its production of Savel’s Red Dress following a tour of the island in October when it participated in Kypria Festival. This January it presents four performances at Limassol’s Pattihio Municipal Theatre, shining the spotlight once more on refugee stories.
The play is based on Marina Michaelidou Kadi’s award-winning book and follows the dramatic journey of refugee children who are forced to leave their homes and the people they love to find themselves in foreign places. The story emphasises that the journey does not end with the safe arrival of a child at its destination. Integration and adaptation to a new environment can be a challenging matter, detrimental to wellbeing and establishment at a new place.
As the title highlights, the protagonist is called Savel who one day has to leave home for a distant land and takes with her just a red dress her grandmother had given her as a gift for her birthday. Through Savel’s childhood eyes, the story recounts the difficulties that refugees experience and the current heart-breaking reality so many face.
Presented twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday, this play is directed by Nikos Nikolaidis, inspired by the stories of thousands of children forced by war to seek a better future in an unknown faraway land, through a long and difficult journey of survival.
The performances are part of the project ‘Limassol – a city, the whole world’ that the Municipality of Limassol is taking part in and in the Network of Intercultural Cities of the Council of Europe that work towards strengthening the campaign against the spread of negative rumours about immigrants.
Savel’s Red Dress
Play presented by AntiLogos Theatre. Based on Marina Michaelidou Kadi’s book. January 8. 4pm and 5.30pm. January 9. 10am and 12.30pm. Pattihio Municipal Theatre, Limassol. Free with a confirmation ticket. Information: www.pattihio.com.cy. Tel:25-377277