Budapest to host 4th International Theatre Festival in April
Budapest, January 24 (MTI) – Budapest will host the 4th international theatre festival showing 24 productions from eleven European countries between April 12 and 30 this year, an organiser said on Tuesday.
The festival will open with Waltz presented by Teatro Tascabile from Italy’s Bergamo, the director of the National Theatre, the event’s host, told a press conference.
On the opening day Poland’s Wroclaw Theatre company will perform Austrian author Thomas Bernhard’s Woodcutters, Attila Vidnyanszky said.
He highlighted the presentation of Goethe’s Faust by the Radu Stanca National Theatre of Romania’s Sibiu (Nagyszeben) on April 27 and 28. The classic peace’s director is the international award winning Silviu Purcarete, he added.
The festival will feature performances by Hungarian theatre companies from neighbouring countries including The Rest by Attila Bartis from Targu Mures (Marosvasarhely) and Porno by Andras Visky from Satu Mare (Szatmarnemeti).
Other shows include Hedda Gabler presented by the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Stockholm, Crime and Punishment performed by the Aleksandrinsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg and Cyrano de Bergerac by Hungary’s National Theatre.
The festival will also show Lermontov’s Ashik Kerib performed by the Tatar State Drama Theatre from Russia’s Almetyevsk, he said.
During the festival a costume exhibition will also be on display, he added.
The event will be organised as part of the Budapest Spring Festival.
State secretary of culture Peter Hoppal expressed pleasure over the recent duplication of theatrical workshops, with 330 companies giving 26,000 performances in 2015. He also welcomed that the number of theatre-goers had increased from 4.5 million in 2010 to 6.7 million by 2015.