The Oath

A PLAY

by John Bandler

 

Plot Summary

 

The tranquility of the Crown colony of Cyprus is shattered when Greek Cypriots rise up against British rule.  Cousins Stavros and Christakis clash over ethnic duty, family honor and their attraction to an English schoolgirl.

 

(Political drama, love story, one act, 13 pages)

 

Characters

 

STAVROS IKONIS, 19

CHRISTAKIS IKONIS (CHRIS), 16

JANE SIMMONS, 15

STAVROSíS MOTHER, 40ís

 

Time

 

1955/56

 

Setting

 

Cyprus

 

Places

 

Various

 

Workshops and Readings

 

Two public readings were held at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton on November 10 and 12, 2011, under the banner Script Happens

 

Key Words

 

Cyprus, terrorism, colonialism, rape, British, Greek, Turkish, Oath of the National Organization of Cypriot Combatants (EOKA), Grivas Dhigenis, The English School

 

Contact

 
john@bandler.com

Last Update: December 13, 2011