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Over 250 actors to participate in the festival

Over 250 actors to participate in the festival

Thrissur: Over 250 actors from abroad are set to perform at the fifth edition of the International Theatre Festival of Kerala beginning here from Tuesday.

It is being held under the patronage of the Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Akademi (KSNA).

"In all 44 dramas would be staged in the festival of which 13 would be from Europe and the US," Akademi Chairman Soorya Krishnamoorthy told reporters here.

Hamlet Machine, Petit Cheval Blanc, based on George Orewell's Animal Farm, Macbeth – who is that Bloodied Man?, Lynch Concert, Two of Us and King Lear are some of the dramas that will be staged.

Plays from different parts of the country, besides Kerala, would also be staged at the event, he added.

The special feature of this year's ITFoK are workshops and seminars on modern and tradition aspects of theatricality.

Minister for Cultural Affairs K C Joseph will inaugurate the festival along with staging of 'Mizhavu Trio', the ancient percussion accompaniment for the state's traditional art form, 'Kudiyattom,' Moorthy said.


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