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Top Pick: International English Drama Festival at Divadlo West, April 13-15.

English-speaking expats and Slovaks alike have a rare opportunity to see plays in English in Bratislava this week from April 13 till 15. The Bratislava English Language Theatre Society (Belts), an organisation of former-English students at Comenius University in Bratislava, is organising the 3rd International Drama Festival in collaboration with the British Council and David Lyscom, the British Ambassador to Slovakia.
Opening night of the festival will feature a Belts and a kickoff speech given by Lyscom. Other festival highlights include performances by drama groups from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary.


Martin Dinga and Mária Makovníková in "A Thorough Clean-Up", to be performed by Bratislava's Belts Drama Group April 13.
photo: Courtesy Belts Drama Group

English-speaking expats and Slovaks alike have a rare opportunity to see plays in English in Bratislava this week from April 13 till 15. The Bratislava English Language Theatre Society (Belts), an organisation of former-English students at Comenius University in Bratislava, is organising the 3rd International Drama Festival in collaboration with the British Council and David Lyscom, the British Ambassador to Slovakia.

Opening night of the festival will feature a Belts and a kickoff speech given by Lyscom. Other festival highlights include performances by drama groups from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary.


Festival Program:

April 13: A Thorough Clean-Up by I. Lacko. Performed by Belts Drama Group (Bratislava). Starts at 19:00.

April 14: Graceland by E.Byron. Flowers for Algernon by D. Rogers. Performed by AESID Drama Group (Pilzen, Czech Republic). Starts at 18:00. Kvetch by S. Berkoff. Performed by Scene House English Language Theatre Company (Szeged, Hungary). Starts at 20:00.

April 15: Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot. Performed by Gypsywood Players (Brno, Czech Republic). Starts at 16:00. Overruled by G. B. Shaw. Performed by Maybe Theatre Company (Gdansk, Poland). Starts at 18:30. Teechers by J. Godber. Performed by Comenius University Drama Group (Bratislava). Starts at 20:00.

Tickets: 30 Sk. Divadlo West (Theater West), Námestie SNP 14. Tel: 5296 4907. Web site: http://www.computel.sk/jurkovic/index.htm.E-mail: belts_2000@yahoo.com

Andrea Chalupová

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