“The Ugly Duckling”, “Les Misérables” coming to Hamedan theater festival

November 19, 2018 - 18:45

TEHRAN – “The Ugly Duckling”, one of Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous fairy tales, and “Les Misérables”, French writer Victor Hugo’s most famous novel, will be go on stage at the 25th International Theater Festival for Children and Young Adults, which will open tomorrow in Hamedan, Iran.

“Les Misérables” has been produced by Krizo Theater, a French company that is being led by stage comedian and director Christophe Thébault, the organizers announced on Monday.

Wearing various masks, Thébault, Aimée Leballeur and Laurent Dupont will give one performance set for Thursday.

“The Ugly Duckling” will also be performed by a Turkish troupe of puppeteers on Thursday. The puppet show has been produced by the Turkish company Uçaneller Kuklaevi.

The play will be staged by the Turkey-based Bulgarian director Theodora Popova Lazarova and the troupe is composed of Mesut Ridvan Sarioglu, Bircan Sarioglu and Elif Devrim Varol.

Three foreign companies are scheduled to give performances during the Hamedan festival, which will run until November 24.

The Indian company Theatre Shine will stage “Thirsty Crow Returns” by director Suvojit Bandyopadhyay.

Giuseppe Semeraro from the Italian company Principo Ativo Teatro will also compete in the festival with “A Story of a Man and His Shadow”.

In addition, Dmitry Nomokonov from the major German troupe Fifth Wheel will participate in the event with a puppet show named “Extraordinary Voyage”.

Photo: A poster for “Les Misérables”, a production from French theater company Krizo Theater.


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