Foreign Land, 1988

9 male – 3 female

Rina (Cyprus) Katselli

The play is based on true facts from the 19th century. Tooulis is a porter in the port of Kyrenia; one day, while he is drunk, he rapes his mother. In danger of being lynched, he flees to the Metropolitan of Kyrenia, who, in order to save him, makes him walk around naked, eat raw food like the birds of the sky, and pray. In the beginning, he reacts, but slowly and with continuous praying, along with the protection he finds in various monasteries during his roaming, he manages to follow the path of the naked Orthodox hermit, Saint Onuphrius. When the island is occupied, the English commander of Kyrenia perceives him as a savage, arrests him, keeps him in the fortress of Kyrenia, and tries to ‘civilize’ him. With the help of a monk, Tooulis manages to escape and resume the life of the naked hermit.

The play earned an award by the Cyprus Theater Organization in 1988.

PLAYS

The cousin, 1959

9 male - 3 female

The Iron Spoon, 1960

3 male - 4 female

And The Unworthy, 1961

5 male - 2 female

The Unworthy, 1962

8 male - 4 female

Pitsillos, 1962

11 male - 6 female

Sunday Doxology, 1963

5 male - 3 female

35 Aeschylus St., 1963

8 male - 4 female

Dr Ahmet Alibey, 1964

5 male - 4 female

Ppevlianis, 1966

14 male – 7 female (and a few females singing)

Moribund, 1967

7 male - 6 female

What the Robot has put together, 1968

5 male – 5 female, and a robot

Arkastos (La Graminia), 2001

4 male - 3 female

From Sunday to Sunday, 1999

5 male - 2 female

The Upper Neighborhood, 1998

4 male - 3 female

Going Strong..., 1994

5 male - 4 female

Foreign Land, 1988

9 male – 3 female

Crazy Grandma, 1986

5 male - 4 female

Dsas, 1982

1 female

The Reason why Valou left, 1981

5 male – 5 female

A Hideout in Cyprus, 1968

8 male - 1 female

Old Lady Agathe, 1968

9 male - 5 female

The Roof, 1968

5 male - 4 female

Unslaved Olive Tree, 1981

8 male - 6 female

Suicide Documents, 1968

2 male – 1 female

A priestess, 1968

8 male - 8 female

Blue Whale, 1979

6 male - 7 female

The Slaves, 1968

5 male - 2 female

ESSAYS

RINA'S KATSELLI THEATRE

Undoubtedly, Rina Katselli is one of the most important figures in contemporary Cypriot dramaturgy. The representational strength, the plausibility...