6th Wuzhen Theater Festival set to open in October
2018-08-01 14:57:00

The Chinese answer to the Edinburgh Arts Festival, the Wuzhen Theater Festival, is back this October. The annual international extravaganza, which takes place in the historic water town in east China's Zhejiang Province, says this year’s festival will be even bigger and packed with more surprises.

Despite the cool October temperatures, Wuzhen will be one of China's hottest destinations, drawing in tourists as well as theater enthusiasts and professionals from around the globe.


"Dancer in the Dark" /Photo from Thalia Theater of Hamburg, Germany.

From October 18 to 28, the sixth edition of the festival will stage a total of 109 performances by 27 productions. The organizers have promised more diversity this year, selecting productions from five continents and featuring a variety of styles.

Renowned theater director Stan Lai, one of the founders of the Wuzhen Theater Festival, is proud to introduce more experimental works to this year's program.

"I think that the charm of the festival is that you have a lot of highlight shows and you also have the very interesting experiment. Mabou Mines will be performing 'Animal Magnetism.' The whole group is from New York and their founder will be coming, which is a real honor for us," Stan Lai said.

The souring popularity of the festival has made it a magnet for the world's top-notch theater troupes. This year's headliner includes the Moscow Art Academic Theater from Russia and the Thalia Theater from Hamburg, Germany.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram