ZAGREB, Sept 14 (Hina) – The 53rd International Puppet Theatre Festival (PIF) will take place at several venues in Zagreb from September 18 to 24, with guest appearances from Italy, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Germany, Poland, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Israel, the organisers announced on Monday.
This year’s festival will take place in a reduced form and will be adjusted to the epidemiological situation. “But even in such a reduced form, the festival will amaze with the ingenuity of puppeteers and the variety of puppet forms,” the programme’s director Livija Kroflin said.
The festival opens on September 18 at the Travno Culture and Arts Centre (KUC) with the performance of “The Lady from Porto Pim” by the Gioco Vita Theatre of Piacenza. This “ballad for actors and shadows” is based on a short story by Antonio Tabucci.
The Ljubljana Puppet Theatre will take part in the programme via the festival’s YouTube channel and Facebook page with the play “The Rite of Spring”.