The International School of Paphos presented the play “Girls Like That” last Sunday, a play by Evan Placey, inspired by a true story based on school bullying, in the context of the 34th Pancyprian School Theatre Games.
The charismatic, versatile drama teacher, Ms Stefanie Mavrokordatou through a seemingly ‘simple’ but at the same time complex directing perspective, as well as the four student-actresses, with their deeply emotional performances, totally captivated the audience while conveying the important messages of the show. The almost empty, austere stage ensured the audience’s attention being constantly focused on the actresses themselves, on their faces, their expressions, their stature, their body language. And this was the purpose: the four girls, with their words, expressions and body, poignantly conveyed impactful emotions that turned into thoughts and reflections which resonated in the audience even after the end of the performance. Also noteworthy was the opening of the show with the song “Shattered Adolescence”, written especially for the show. (Performance: Neophyta Neofitou, Music: Dimitris Efstathiou, Lyrics: Eleana Charalambous) as well as the overall, carefully selected music direction.
Thank you for the ‘shockingly’ touching and emotional show you presented us with! A show worth watching- which all teenage students and adults would appreciate for its relevance.
Congratulations to all who were committed to a play of high standards!
Translation: Vangelis Kyriakou, Direction: Stephanie Mavrokordatou, Team Assistant: Elina Tsappi, Stage Scenery: Isop Art Department, Choreography: Stephanie Mavrokordatou, Stage Manager: Christiana Spyrou, Role play: Year 10 students (Rea Constantinou, Eleana Chrysanthou, Andriana Paphiti, Anastasia Nikolaou)
Sponsors: Aristo Developers, Parents Teachers Association