Fotini BaxevaniThe Lady of Ro
SEASON PERFORMANCE
CAP UCLA in association with the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture Presents
Fotini Baxevani
The Lady of Ro
Written by Gianni Skaragas
Directed by Katerina Berdeka
Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 8PM
Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 8PM
Freud Playhouse

On Sale Dates for Individual Tickets:
CAP Members: Wed, Jul 10
Renewing Subscribers: Thu, Jul 11
CAP Enews Presale: Fri, Jul 12
General Public and UCLA faculty and staff: Mon, Jul 15
UCLA students: Mon, Sep 23

“A stirring, lyrical story about things that touch and test our human core... The Lady Of Ro will break and mend your heart.

The Lady of Ro immerses us in the ascetic world of a woman living alone on a small Greek island questioning the values she once held true. The play is inspired by the life of Despina Achladioti, the Greek widow known as the Lady of Ro after the name of the deserted island where she took refuge between the two World Wars. When Greece and Turkey went to war over Cyprus in the mid-1970s, Achladioti became a hero and folk legend for her persistence in raising the Greek flag on the island. The Lady of Ro examines what happens to the dreams we hold close during war time, the ties that bind daughters and mothers, husbands and wives, folk legends and madwomen to one another and to the places they call home. Like every story about love or mourning, it is about fighting our way through history and back into what makes us human. 

Funds provided by Deborah Irmas and Daphne Valentina.

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