Bacon - Freud
Alpha Square and Leventis Gallery present a new stage-play, based on the true friendship between two art legends, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. This will be their third theatre collaboration under the theme of painting, after John Logan’s “Red”, directed by Andreas Araouzos whereby Varnavas Kyriazis portrayed the volatile Mark Rothko, and Donald Margulies’ “Sight Unseen”, directed by Varnavas Kyriazis with Andreas Araouzos as the fictitious painter Jonathan Waxman.
“bacon\freud” will be staged in May in a world premiere, and was written in Greek by Anthie Zachariadou (who wrote the English historical dramas “Caterina: Last Queen of Cyprus” and “Eleonora of Cyprus”, both staged recently by Alpha Square). Kyriazis and Araouzos co-direct themselves as Bacon and Freud, respectively, and Elena Katsouri designs set and costumes.
In 1988 in a Berlin gallery, a small painting was stolen, a portrait of the great artist Francis Bacon. Since then, it is nowhere to be found. This disappearance wasn’t just a loss of a great work. For the creator, famous painter Lucian Freud (grandson of Sigmund), that painting possibly represented the most significant relationship he ever had. That relationship had also been lost…
Premiere: Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 8.30 pm
“Constantinos Leventis” Amphitheatre, Leventis Gallery, Nicosia
Every Wednesday (8.30 pm), Saturday (8.30 pm) and Sunday (6.30 pm)
7, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27 and 28 May (no show on Wed 10/5)
Ticket presales €15 from the Gallery – tel. 2266 8838 (10.00 – 17.00 except Tuesdays)
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