Saturday, December 8, 2018

HELPIN RESEARCH ON MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE








The 2019   Mitocon calendars and the delicious gourmet panettoni are here!
If you want to have one for a Christmas gift while helping medical research on Mitochondrial disease, you may contact me at paula.mtreu@vivivejo.org to reserve on before December 17th.
Thanks so much :-)


Friday, November 16, 2018

fascinating and hilarious" DON QUIXOTES, Dec 1-9, fun for all ages, English Theatre of Rome


There is no way to describe this production without using the word clever. I laughed so hard that I realized my face was hurting when they had taken the final of their six bows.-Anchorage Press,  RJ Johnson, 7/ 2018, 


What a joy is to welcome Glyka, Angeliki and Patrick to our theatre and to Anchorage. Don Quixote is a timeless tale of dreamers and seeing the world as we hope it will be... and I say THANK YOU to our troupe that shows us the world as we may want it to be! This world that DON QUIXOTES shows us – with joy and jaughter all around. Theatre made by Greeks... and a German... who live in Rome... in a story set in Spain... you're in for a treat. - Teresa K Pond, Producing Artistic Director at Cyrano's Theatre Company in Anchorage, Alaska


While thoroughly entertaining, there is also something magical and rebellious about reimagining the story of Don Quixotes for two women. The performance we were privileged to see in 2018 was energetic and silly in all the right ways. -Dawson Moore, Coordinator of the Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference 

THE ENGLISH THEATRE OF ROME 
presents

DON QUIXOTES
Based on Don Quixote by MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
Written and Directed by GLYKA STOIOU
An interactive comedy version of Cervantes' classic story for all ages

The unbelievable adventures of Don Quixote are told by two scamps, who take the audience on a trip to 16th century Spain and play almost all the roles in an interactive show that is an explosion of energy and reminds us of a hero who gives courage to those who wish to change the world for the better. After visiting Greek theatres, museums and schools, as well as presenting in Luxembourg, Seattle, and Alaska Don Quixotes land in Rome! 



 
Saturday Dec 1 @4pm, 
Dec 2 Sunday 4pm & @8pm, 
Wednesday Dec 5 @ 8pm, 
Saturday Dec 8 @ 4pm, 
Sunday Dec 9 @ 4pm and @ 8pm
Additional Wednesday School matinees available for group bookings

Teatro Arciliuto, p.za Montevecchio 5, near pza Navona
Teatro Arciliuto is in elegant edifice with frescos attributed to the Rafael school, with an intimate concert hall, a full bar, lovely lounge areas and is open an hour before showtime. 

TKTS: 15, reduced: (students, teachers, military, clubs) 12, groups and golden aged (65+): 10, children up to 12 years: 5 euro. 
BOOK TODAY
Email rometheatre;gmail.com
Cell, Whatsapp, SMS,  3463612209
Tel, 06.6879419 (AFTER 4PM)


THE CAST

DON QUIXOTE, DULCINEA, AND A BUTTERFLY: GLYKA STOIOU

SANCHO PANZA, ROCINANTE, AND A BIRD: ANGELIKI KARAKAXIDOU

THE DRUMMER: PATRICK KNAPPICH

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

WRITER & DIRECTOR: GLYKA STOIOU

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ELENA STOIOU

PHOTOGRAPHY: NICK MAZZUCA & MANOLIS KARAVELAS

VIDEO: PATRICK KNAPPICH & GLYKA STOIOU

DON QUIXOTE & SANCHO GRAPHIC DESIGNER: SPYROS PILOS

PRODUCER: GABY FORD, THE ENGLISH THEATRE OF ROME

Director's Note

Don Quixotes is one of the most exciting adventures of my life. This adventure started in 2013 when I was assigned by the artistic director of the Regional Theatre of Crete in Greece to do a comedy show. "Pick up your favorite hero", Michalis Aerakis said to me and immediately Don Quixote crossed my mind, a bizarre hero that reminds us to fight for what is good and fair in this futile world. In 2014, Spyros Pilos invited us to present DQ in Banannefabrik theatre in Luxembourg -- meanwhile we were touring all around Greece in theatres, museums and schools -- and in 2015, I got an e-mail from Dawson Moore: "Congratulations, Glyka. Your play Don Quixotes has been accepted for inclusion in the Play Lab at the 23rd Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska." I didn't believe my own eyes... "Alaska? How am I going to get there from Greece?" I finally got there thanks to some people that believed in me and my work, had an amazing time, learned a lot and met so many fascinating people. I met Carolynne Wilcox that produced DQ in 2016 at the Pocket Theatre in Seattle. And in 2018, we traveled all the way from Rome, Athens, and Frankfurt to be part of Cyrano's big theatre family in Anchorage, Alaska thanks to Teresa K. Pond and Dawson Moore. I'd like to thank with all my heart The English Theatre of Rome and Gaby Ford who invited us to Rome and made this dream come true, Spyros Pilos for his wonderful drawing of Don Quixote and Sancho that always decorates our poster, my beloved sister Elena Stoiou who has been my assistant director, Patrick Knappich, the funniest drummer in the world, and Angeliki Karakaxidou who is not only a great actress, but also a good friend. Elena, Angeliki and Patrick are always there for me and I can't thank them enough. I hope you all enjoy this "journey" as much as we do! Καλό ταξίδι! Buon viaggio! Gute Reise! Buen viaje! 



Other comments 

Gigi Lynch, Actress
What a fun show! Don Quixotes at Cyrano's. One more show tomorrow, people. Don't miss it! 

Julia Cossman, Monologue Teacher
Love you, love you, love you! Thank you for blowing me a kiss at Cyrano's on Saturday!!! Your show is an utter delight!

Janna Shaw, Fringe Coordinator at the Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference
Please make time to see these fabulous people in their wonderful play Don Quixote at Cyrano's. It's a show like that which I've never seen! A must see. 

Zoi Maroudas, CEO at Bambinos' Baby Food
Laughter, a bit of history and imagination! Check out Don Quixotes this weekend playing at Cyrano's. Glyka, Patrick and Angeliki you guys were amazing!!! Thank you so very much for a fun family evening! 

It is an imaginative show, reminiscent of the medieval theater, when theatre artists wandered across Europe carrying the seed of the theater.



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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

UNWG Int. Bazaar on Wednesday Nov. 28 at FAO

 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE 
 
Wednesday November 28, 2018  
from 10.00 to 16.00
FAO Atrium
 
UNWG International Bazaar
in benefit of women, children and vulnerable communities around the world
 
 
Access IS ALLOWED ONLY with your personal security pass.                                                   
For security pass request please email unwgromebazaar@gmail.com
LATEST by Thursday 22 November giving your full name as in your ID

Sunday, September 30, 2018

BIBLE STUDY IN ENGLISH STARTING IN OLGIATA

Starting on Monday October 1st at 9:30 am the Bible Study course in English.
No need to be a Christian to learn what this fantastic book has revealed for humanity.
For info contact Carmen Latif at koukyjan@ Hotmail.com


Thursday, May 17, 2018

GRETING FRIENDSHIP IN LE RUGHE


A truly wonderful coffee morning this morning at Veronica Loguercio's beautiful villa in Le Rughe under a warm sun and company of wonderful friends.  Our hostess has once again outdone herself and this morning her guests could chose among various books in English and Italian for a small collection in favour of Alzheimer's Disease.
Medical Science has come a long way but still has a long way to go before finding a cure for this devastating illness and it is important to raise awareness because only knowledge can fight against ignorance.
 Many thnks for everyone who attended and who made this meeting just that much more special.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

WELCOME NEIGHBOR CELEBRATES ETRURIA












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It's always difficult to know how many people will take the time to drive all the way to Vetralla for a Welcome Neighbor gathering, as most of us tend to enjoy staying in the comfort of our surroundings.  But the Etruscan countryside, which is all around us, covering the hilly Viterbese into Umbria and up to Tuscany.  It is all there, just a short drive away, and in the end the number of people who had confirmed their participation in this lovely lunch in a medieval Palazzo in Vetralla literally doubled.
Hosted by American Author Mary Jane Cryan, who has lived in Vetralla for the past 25 years, the lunch was absolutely enchanting.
As we walked into the yellow building on the main street, a large hallway with staircases and high ceilings opened its way and Mary Jane reached out a hand to welcome us.
Straight ahead a large room with a loft decorated with books, where our writer hostess spends most of her time, when she isn't travelling on a cruise giving lectures.
when she moved to Vetralla she decided to do some research about the area and realised that the inhabitants themselves didn't even appreciate or even know the treasure they had under their own feet, the important history of the area and the value that she herself could add to the local tons and countryside by spreading the word.  And what better way than to start writing books and speaking about elegant Etruria, (the actual name of one of her blogs) and bring tourists to visit what for so many years had been taken for granted.
A truly wonderful day in Mary Jane and Fulvio's lovely company.
Many thanks to her for hosting and to the ladies who weren't
 t scared off by the holes in the roads and the distance, not so far after all.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Run for a good cause with vivi vejo ONLUS









In case you weren't able to buy a Rome Marathon T-shirt and would like to help out in the Vivi Vejo Diamoci una Mano Project in favour of visually impaired people in Rome, you may make a donation on the following website by sponsoring our marathon runner Marzio De blasis.