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Black Sea Countries Theater Festival set to begin (Turkish News, May 16, 2001)

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Black Sea Countries Theater Festival set to begin
(Turkish News, May 16, 2001)

The Second International Black Sea Countries Theater Festival organized by State Theaters kicks off today in Trabzon. Theater companies from Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Georgia and Turkey will participate in the festival in which State Theaters hopes will strengthen cultural ties.

Culture Minister İstemihan Talay, State Theaters General Director Faruk Günuğur and Trabzon Governor Adil Yazar will attend the opening of the festival. Following a series of folk dance performances, the theater companies will march from Trabzon State Theater to Atapark Haluk Ongan Stage. Later, the theater groups will be introduced one by one.

Among the plays that will be staged through May 25 on two different stages include Russian Perm Youth Theater's "Storm," Ukraine Koleso Theater's "Emma," Belarus Brest Drama Theater's "Salomeya," Bulgarian State Puppet Theater's "Play of Lights and Shadows," Moldova Republican Theater Luceafarul's "A Summer Night's Smile," Romania Fundatia Enciclopedia Amza Pellea's "A Conversation After Your Funeral" and Georgia Batum Youth Theater's "Revive My Georgia."