‘Broken Plates’, a theatrical treat of comedic Greek delicacies, opens for a three-week run from June 22 to July 9 at The Theatre on the Square. The play is written by and stars performer, director, radio announcer and mentor, Renos Spanoudes.
Plates are a fascinating, integral part of our lives. We eat off them; we use them when serving guests and sharing meals with loved ones; we give them as gifts; we display them in our homes; some even break them on a grave in bereavement; and at times in celebration – we even smash them as we dance.
The play deals with life and living depicted in a selection of stories using the “plate” as a metaphor. Each reflective story provides the dramatic device that reveals life in all its wonder and poignancy – a father making his speech at his daughter’s wedding; an old woman remembering her life; a young man reacting his past.
The play is inspired by the playwright’s personal journey as a South African of Greek-Cypriot immigrant parentage, as well as by ‘Zorba the Greek’ and ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’.
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