Jan 25, 2014, 8:21 PM
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Iran to participate in Int’l Theatre Festival of Kerala

New Delhi, Jan 27, IRNA – Iran is to participate in 6th edition of the International Theatre Festival of Kerala state that will commence in Thrissur, a city of the state, from January 27.

The eight-day event is being organised by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi (KSNA). A total of 23 plays would be staged, pti quoted KSNA's secretary Dr P V Krishnan Nair as saying.

Eleven dramas would be performed by thespians from countries like Iran, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iraq, Poland and Sri Lanka.

Six plays would be from Kerala and another six staged by artistes from different states of the country. The highlight of this year's festival would be a dynamic mix of theatre featuring puppetry from France and Shakespeare from India, he added.

There would also be premiere of 'Burning Flowers, 7 dreams of women,' a piece devised especially for the ITFoK for 2014, based on the theme 'Gender', he added.

State Minister for Cultural Affairs, K C Joseph would inaugurate the event. 'The Kitchen' by Roysten Abel would be staged as the first performance, Nair said.

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