Childhood is a viral infection that causes swelling in the glands of the neck.


Greta follows beauty tips, Jim considers himself to be the victim of paranormal activity,

while Mary and Mrs. Ko fall in love with each other.

The mystery of the human soul creates a poetic universe full of absurdity, contradictions and hope, interrupted by scientific information.

It’s an accurate, erotic composition, an enigma based on reality.

Reality is funny.

The play encapsulates eastern civilization in a certain sense, wondering what knowledge is

and providing a humorous perspective on human relations

as an incredibly unique cosmos in need of revision and reunion;

an attempt to make the gaze more tender and brave,

while it envisions the present as a moment of coexistence, as eternity.

In the end, even death unites us.


Tickets 15 € (9 € students) | Solidarity Ticket (The Absent Neighbor) 30 €

Written and Directed by Artemis Chrysostomidou (Cyprus/Greece) | Performed by Heiki Riipinen (Norway), Ivy Sayers (England/Germany), Marina Argyridou (Cyprus/Russia)and Kleopatra Markou (Greece) | Associate Interdisciplinary Dramaturgy by Charikleia Tatsi (Cyprus/Greece) | Set and Costumes Consultation by Stephanie Ioannou (Cyprus) and Eleni Phyla (Cyprus) | Sound Design by Lia Stavropoulou (Greece) | Lighting Design by Ralf Arndt (Germany)

Additional funding provided by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, Cultural Services

Pre-project funding provided by Kulturrådet, Arts Council Norway

Supported provided by Temporars by Muzeum Susch, Art Stations Foundation Switzerland