The Star-Child

Cyprus : The Star-Child

The Children's stage of Theatro Skala presents the play "The Star-Child" by Oscar Wilde.

"The Star-Child" is the story of an infant boy found abandoned in the woods by a poor woodcutter, who pities him and takes him in. He grows up to be exceedingly beautiful, but vain, cruel, and arrogant, believing himself to be the divine child of the stars. He lords over the other children, who follow him devotedly, and takes pleasure in torturing the forest animals and village beggars alike.

One day, a beggar woman, emaciated, haggard and with bleeding feet, arrives in the village in search of her lost son, who the Star-Child is revealed to be. However, he scorns her and sends her away, and in doing so, is transformed into a loathsome cross between a toad and a snake as a punishment. His followers abandon him, and he sets off to seek forgiveness from his mother. He also repents his cruelty and asks forgiveness from the animals he had tortured.

Directed by Monika Meleki

(in Greek)

When

On Sundays
From: Sunday, October 14th, 2018
Until: Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
Time: Starts at 11:00

Where

15 Kyriakou Matsi Street
Larnaca, Larnaca 6015, Cyprus
Email:
Phone: 24652800

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