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The dreams and frustrations of women brought to stage

mary spyrou

Coming up next week is a rare treat for non-Greek speakers on the island, one local theatre company will stage a play for two nights about the lives of women, and it will be in English!

A Quilt of Life, at Theatro Dentro this October 21 and 22, is a production by W.E.T. (Women’s Empowerment Theatre). Founding members of W.E.T., Aleen Andreou, Natasha Tavoukjian and Tamara Tutnjevic take on roles together with Ersin Oztoycan, Mary Spyrou and Rita Hadjigeorghiou. Two teenage actors also make their debut – Isidora Gorman and Zoe Passos Lemmer.

The play takes audiences to the heart of the dreams, challenges, and frustrations women experience. A Quilt of Life, is a collection of small scripts that were selected after an international open call this summer.

“Some of the scripts will make you laugh,” says the group, “others will provoke a tear, and others will make you stop and think.” As director Monica Gavrielides explains: “It’s a quilt because each story tells a patch of someone’s life. The lives of many women, all with unique experiences, woven together into a touching patchwork of humanity.”

This year W.E.T. has decided to financially support a growing section of society who are facing violence and disempowerment in their own homes. As such all of the net proceeds of the show will be given to the Association for the Handling and Prevention of Violence in the Family.


A Quilt of Life

Play by the Women’s Empowerment Theatre. October 21-22. Theatre Dentro, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €15. Tel: 99-496226


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