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International Theatre Festival “Golden Lion”

Date: September 27 – October 5, 2014

Location: city area

This year International Theatre Festival “Golden Lion”, which will take place from the 27th of September till the 5thof October 2014, celebrates it’s 25th anniversary. In such a difficult time for Ukraine this year’s festival will be held under the motto “East and West together”.

In the program of the festival citizens and guests of the city will see performances of the theatres from Germany, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine, which will be shown on the stages of Lviv theatres. The repertoire of the Festival always includes theatres from Eastern Ukraine. The highlight of this year’s festival are theaters from Luhansk, who, almost in the situation of war, created performances in basements and bomb shelters, the premiere of which will take place here in Lviv. Your gratitude will be coming to see these performances.

Theatres from Germany, Belarus and Poland will show their performances to support the Ukrainian theater art and to be with us in such a difficult time for Ukraine.

For the first time in Lviv Germany will be presented by Meta Theater Munich with the show «Musicophilia».

Spectators who liked the art of Grotowski, Kantor, Szajna have the opportunity to meet with the successor of their ideas, outstanding Polish artist, set designer and director Leszek Madzik from the theater «Scena Plastyczna KUL».

Kyiv in the festival “Golden Lion-2014” will be presented by National Academic Ivan Franko Drama Theatre with the performance “Kvitka Budiak”.

Lviv Theatres will also show their last premieres. We hope that the total number of spectators during the festival will reach about 30 000.

This year’s festival will be held without carnival, however the opening of the festival will take place on the 27th of September in front of the Opera theatre, where Lviv Voskresinnia theatre will show “Dreams of Kobzar”, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko.

At the festival Voskresinnia theatre will also show family drama “Locusts” based on the play of Biliana Srblianovich.

The constant motto of the festival “Classics through the eyes of experiment” demonstrates it’s originality, creativity and modern approach to the classics.

Tickets for the performances of Golden lion festival will cost from 50 to 150 UAH. A part of the cost from tickets will be recalculated in support of the Ukrainian army. Tickets can be purchased from 10th of September at the box office of the Voskresinnia theater, as well as at the box offices of the theaters where performances of the festival will be held.

Festival “Golden Lion-2014” is supported by Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, Department of Culture of Lviv Regional State Administration, Lviv City Council and under the support of Lviv Tour Alliance. Festival organizers are grateful for their support.

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