Cavafy’s Caress is an intimate theatrical performance exploring the vibrant and passionate words and world of renowned Greek poet, Constantine P. Cavafy (1863-1933). A graceful collection of some of Cavafy's greatest poems are arranged to create a story that gives the audience a sensuous and mesmerizing glimpse into his relationship with sexuality, memory, youth, aging, desire, and the love of beauty.
Cavafy was once described by the renowned writer E. M. Forster as “standing at a slight angle to the universe". He is internationally celebrated as one of the most original poets of the twentieth century. A favorite of W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, and even Jackie Onassis, who used Cavafy's poem "Ithaka" for her eulogy. Cavafy charged his words with irony, eroticism, longing, and deep reflections on history’s changing fortunes, making him a relevant voice that reverberates through the ages in these turbulent times.
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