The Lady of Ro | H Kyra Tis Ro
CAP UCLA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE UCLA STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF HELLENIC CULTURE PRESENTS:
FOTINI BAXEVANI: THE LADY OF RO
WRITTEN BY GIANNI SKARAGAS; DIRECTED BY KATERINA BERDEKA
FRI–SAT, JAN 31–FEB 1, 2020 @ 8 PM FREUD PLAYHOUSE, UCLA
The Lady of Ro is inspired by the life of Despina Achladioti, the Greek widow known as the Lady of Ro after the name of the deserted island where she took refuge during the two World Wars. When Greece and Turkey went to war over Cyprus in the mid-1970s, Achladioti became a hero and folk legend for her persistence in raising the Greek flag on the island. The Lady of Ro examines what happens to the dreams we hold close during war time, the ties that bind daughters and mothers, husbands and wives, folk legends and madwomen to one another and to the places they call home.
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