Irene Stephanou Latest and Greatest Play “Searching for Somebody”


irene-stephanou-latest-and-greatest-play-searching-for-somebodyIRENE STEPHANOU Latest and greatest Play SEARCHING FOR SOMEBODY will be on stage from 31 May to 4 June 2015 @ King David High school in Victory Park.

Irene would like to dedicate her performance on 3 June 2015 to MS patients and those caring for persons with MS. Irene is a long serving member of the Committee at MSSA Inland branch, she has lived with MS for a number of years and she has never allowed the disease to stop her living her dreams.

Jo’burg audiences are invited to laugh, cry and enjoy Irene Stephanou’s latest one woman show “Searching for Somebody”. Agapi (also known as Gabi) Zevlaris manages her uncles dry cleaning store “True Elegance” in the small town of Discovery, Roodepoort.  Gabi suffers from two incurable diseases – she suffers from the chronic incurable condition, multiple sclerosis. The second condition over which she has no control is that she is a white South African.

Originally directed by Clara Vaughan the short pre – Grahamstown Festival run is directed by Athena Mazarakis – both esteemed colleagues of Irene’s. Critic Robin Sassen writes “will make you laugh and cry – often simultaneously.”

“Searching for Somebody echoes Stephanou’s previous successes, with a poignancy and a sharpness that reflects a performer in her maturity. Hers is a unique approach in which she takes her own realities and evolves and polishes them into a work so professional and honed that it is able to carry an emotional rawness that touches your essence, making you laugh and weep unashamedly, yet it never digresses into self-serving gesture.” Posted in Review, Robyn Sassen, Theatre

The intimate Black Box Theatre at King David High School, Victory Park will host a short run from May 31, June 1, 2, 3 & 4. May 3 will be a show that will provide full disabled accessibility for audiences. On May 31, “Searching for Somebody “runs at 15:15pm and shows from 1 – 4 June will run at 19 30pm.

World MS day is on May 27, and the month of May is dedicated to MS awareness. For reservations, please contact Tarryn Reynders at MSSA (Inland Branch) at 011 – 477 – 3450 or