The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) and Alpha Square, are celebrating World Museum Day by presenting a dramatic salute to the last Queen of Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro.

It is a theatrical monologue in English, whereby Caterina Cornaro of Venice recounts her story, from 14 until her death, her life in Cyprus and her bond with the island, as well as her tragic and oppressed status as a pawn of ruthless politics aiming at the island’s domination.

Caterina is portrayed by Christina Marouchou, directed by Andreas Araouzos. The original text is by Anthie Zachariadou and the visual design by Giorgos Yiannou.

A limited number of shows will be given on the terrace of the Centre with a view of the old Nicosia, along with wine from Zambartas Wineries, starting just before sunset at 8 pm.


Performances and Bookings

26 May 2015 – Free entrance for World Museum Day
4, 10, 15, 22, 26 & 30 June 2015 – €10 with the first glass of wine

On the terrace of the Centre of Visual Arts and Research, at 8.00 pm
Book your seats or table at 22 300 992/4.

285, Ermou Street, Old Nicosia

* LAST EXTRA SHOW: Monday, 6th July

A performance was given at Oslo Literature House, on 17th March 2016.


Reviews and Comments on CATERINA here


With Christina Marouchou as Queen Caterina Cornaro.

Written by Anthie Zachariadou
Directed by Andreas Araouzos
Designed by Giorgos Yiannou
Hair by Marios Neophytou
Lights & Sound by Costas Charalambous, FX Sound
Operator: Zoe Kakota / Constantinos Nikiforou



Σχόλια που δημοσιεύτηκαν:

“… Η αίσθηση ότι παρακολουθούμε ποιοτικό θεατρικό δρώμενο δυνάμωνε συνεχώς. Το σωστό μέτρο και το καλό γούστο ήταν τα κύρια γνωρίσματα της σκηνοθεσίας του Αραούζου και της υποκριτικής συμπεριφοράς της Χριστίνας Μαρούχου. Με εξαίρετη εκφορά λόγου, χωρίς άτοπη δραματικότητα, αλλά με πλήρως ελεγχόμενο συναισθηματισμό, με κίνηση απλή και αβίαστη, που παρά τον περιορισμό διαδρομών δεν εκλαμβανόταν ως μονότονη, η ηθοποιός προίκισε την περσόνα που… παρουσίαζε με κομψότητα και γλυκύτητα. …”

Νόνα Μολέσκη, Ο Φιλελεύθερος, 21/6/15

“Η εσωτερικότητα, ο συναισθηματισμός και η πλαστικότητα των κινήσεων της Χριστίνας Μαρούχου απογείωσαν τη βασίλισσά μας.”

Μιχάλης Χριστοδούλου, Η Καθημερινή, 5/7/15

Σχόλια που έγραψαν θεατές μας:

So amazing… Words, direction, Caterina… Bravo! So in awe and inspired. TK

Brilliant! The whole experience was excellent… MC

Superb! JS

Exceptional, respect to the the playwright Anthie Zachariadou for her amazing insight. CM

Thanks to vigorous and dynamic Andreas Araouzos – we experienced a very special production, big applause to Christina Marouchou who managed to keep our attention and interest despite her one hour monologue…she smoothly drove us on her long journey to history… bravo to all and especially to the playwright Anthie Zachariadou. GF

A spectacular performance, one that captivates you and takes you on a journey in time. The joys, the fantasies, the heartache and the turmoil, all delivered so beautifully and heartfelt. A must see, especially for those who want history to be repeated in front of them live! CC

Powerful & Engaging. I really did hear the Last Queen of Cyprus speak last night. Congratulations. Loved it. AA

Thank you for putting on such an amazing show. We had a really Beautiful Evening great costume superb Acting and spectacular staging. TC

I loved the piece and the acting and direction. I was spell bound and appreciated the historical richness of your production.
Very well done. The setting was great, the acting beautifully delivered, her voice so clear and full of emotion.
I want more!!! MG

A wonderful night at CVAR under the stars of Nicosia with an excellent Caterina Cornaro by Andreas Araouzos and Christina Marouchou. Truly amazing and touching performance. SG

Θερμά συγχαρητήρια! Ήταν καταπληκτική παράσταση. Ενθουσιαστήκαμε με σκηνοθεσία, ηθοποιία, setting, κείμενο, τα πάντα. Μπράβο σας!!! ΠΤ

Ανεπανάληπτη βραδιά! Εξαιρετική γραφή, υπεροχη ερμηνεία και ευφάνταστη σκηνοθεσία. Κρατάτε γερά, σας έχουμε ανάγκη. ΜΓ

Great story with a great performance! thank you NT

Congratulations – it really was a brilliant performance. And no less because the portrait of the political realities of Cyprus and its people expressed in the play are just as true today. Thank you so much!