BOOM !!!, 2014

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Giorgos (Cyprus) Neofytou

In the buffer zone in Cyprus, an explosion is heard. Two men who accidentally found themselves there emerge through the smoke. Due to the explosion, they have temporarily lost their hearing. One is a Greek-Cypriot and the other a Turk-Cypriot, but no one is aware of the other’s identity. Their communication via gestures and words that are common in the two languages leads to a conversation full of misunderstandings. A spanish speaking man that happens to be passing by attempts to help them. Once the men’s hearing returns and they realize each other’s true identity and the fact that they are in a minefield, the tragicomic situation culminates.



[Translation: Elena Delliou]


Giorgos Neophytou is an evidently a political playwright. The ...