THOC to stage Hippolytus at ancient theatre in Salamis

THOC to stage Hippolytus at ancient theatre in Salamis

The ancient Greek tragedy “Hippolytus” by Euripides will be staged on September 11, 2015, by the Theatre Organisation of Cyprus (THOC) at the ancient theatre of Salamis, according to a press release issued by the bi-communal Technical Committee on Culture set up “with a view to promote and facilitate cultural events, which will bring the two communities closer together.”

Details regarding the event will be announced at a later date.

Speaking to CNA on Wednesday, co-chairperson of the Committee Androulla Vassiliou had announced that three cultural events will take place in the coming months with the first one being “Hippolytus” at the ancient theatre of Salamis. As she had said the second event concerns a conference with Europa Nostra, while the third event will take place with the participation of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and soloists from the Turkish Cypriot community.

The first event organised by the Committee took place on Tuesday and was attended, among others, by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. During the event, entitled “Under the Moonlight”, at the Othello Tower in the Turkish occupied town of Famagusta, bicommunal musical group “Kyproyenia” performed traditional Cypriot music with a modern twist.