The Open University of Cyprus – Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου and the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section present
Τhe Postmodern Μusical Play
“The turbulent life of Ririka Schweitzer” by Eustathia
Supertitles in English
Under the auspices of His Excellency the High Commissioner of Cyprus, Mr Euripides L. Evriviades.
The Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth St, Marylebone, NW8 8EH
Duration: 80 minutes
Book @ https://ririkaschweitzer.eventbrite.co.uk
“When our desires go unfulfilled, they become stagnant and repressed. And then our dark self emerges. But again, what would we do without dreams? ”
The songwriter Eustathia (having also been a theatrical writer during the past years) presents a postmodern musical play titled “The turbulent life of Ririka Schweitzer”.
The Greek – Cypriot actress and soprano singer Elena Hadjiafxendi embodies the role of Ririka Schweitzer, a heroine, born in the late 19th century. Eustathia narrates Ririka’s life on stage through stories and arias from Greek Operettas, songs from the interwar era and original songs.
Ririka Schweitzer starts her long journey to make her dream come true to become a great artist of vaudeville in a very difficult time for women. Will she realize her dreams? One thing is certain… her story will touch your heart! The play is devoted to those who dare to dream.
Text, original music and songs, interpretation: Eustathia
Directing / Interpretation: Elena Hadjiafxendi
Lighting: Giorgos Charalambous (Azaad)
Music editors: Eustathia, Elena Hadjiafxendi, Haris Botsis
Choreography: Konstantinos Papanikolaou
Costumes: Christina Panopoulou, Areti Moustaka
Assistant Director, Artistic Advisor: Eleni Politopoulou
Haris Botsis: piano / arrangements
George Patsiotis: acoustic guitar-vocals
Melina Delikou: violin
Photos: Thomas Palyvos
Hair styling: Massimo Curti
Makeup Artist: Maria Ioannidou