Walls Within (2005)

THE ROOFTOP THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS: WALLS WITHIN

An Adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba

BI-COMMUNAL TEXT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP “RE-INVENTING GENDER”

Walls Within is Rooftop Theatre Group’s second production that has sprung from a fruitful text development process. The Group was formed in 2004 by a group of theatre professionals and amateurs from the two main communities on the island, with the purpose of exploring themselves and their society through the use of theatre. Its first production HIStory, HERstory, HOUSESTORY, OURstory was the product of a text development workshop, the first ever of its kind to be done in Cyprus.

This year a group of about twenty people, from all walks of life, gathered every week for the last three months and together have generated a constructive adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba. Our main objective was to explore the concept of gender by giving voice to the absent male characters of the existing play and by re-examining female-ness. Walls Within is a collective attempt to use theatre as a social tool so as to share with the group and the audience our concerns around Gender issues. Songs and film projections are an essential part of our new performance, which create a dynamic exchange and lead to new perspectives in the reception of the play.

The play will be performed as following:

July 14th, 2005 – THEATRO ENA, Nicosia
July 17th, 2005 – THEATRO ENA, NicosiaJ
uly 18th, 2005 – THEATRO ENA, Nicosia
July 22nd, 2005 – ARABAHMET CULTURAL CENTER, Nicosia
July 24th, 2005 - TECHNOCHOROS ETHAL, Limassol

All performances start at 9pm. The language of the play is English.

SPONSORS: UNOPS - UNDP
SUPPORTERS: Netway Ltd.

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