Eastern European Festival Presented in Italy, July 18

News   Eastern European Festival Presented in Italy, July 18 The seventh edition of Mittelfest, the international festival of Central and Eastern European theatre, will run in the small Northern Italian town of Cividale del Friuli, July 18-26.

The seventh edition of Mittelfest, the international festival of Central and Eastern European theatre, will run in the small Northern Italian town of Cividale del Friuli, July 18-26.

The festival will host some of the most interesting drama and dance productions from Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Macedonia, Poland, Slovachia, Slovenia, Hungary, Albania, Bulgaria and Rumania. After the fall of the Berlin wall, Central and Eastern European theatre has been enjoying a remarkable renaissance, giving birth to many internationally acclaimed shows.

The highlights of the 1998 program include a new production based on a novel by Bulgarian born Nobel Prize laureate Elias Canetti, directed by Giorgio Pressburger, a tribute to the Austrian writer Joseph Roth, and a performance of Micha Van Hoecke dance company. Polish actor Jerzy Stuhr, who recently starred in the Italian production of Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes, will perform a live dubbing of his own role in Kieslowski's film La tranquillite.

A conference on the status of theatre in Central Europe will be held in Cividale during the festival.

Further information on the Mittelfest, as well as a detailed program, is available calling +39 432 73.07.93. --By Stefano Curti
Italy Correspondent

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