Havana, Mar 17 – Important works of contemporary French, Belgian, Swiss and Canadian authors will be on Havana’s stages through Mar. 23 as part of the first French-Speaking Theater Week.
The newly reopened Martí Theater will host the inaugural gala of the event, sponsored by the Cuba’s National Council for the Performing Arts, the Office of the City Historian of Havana and the embassies of France, Canada, Switzerland and Belgium in Havana, among other agencies.
The seven-day event will present works of several renowned playwrights such as Swiss Marie Fourquet and Olivier Chiacchiari, Canadian Carole Fléchette, French Jean-Pierre Simeon and Belgian Xavier Carrar.
In statements to Prensa Latina, the artistic director of the event, French Serge Sandor, said the idea is to make a popular festival and a chance for reflection between Cubans and French-speaking people, with very different ways of seeing the drama, but with a same passion: the theater.
Sandor, who has been working in Cuba for twenty years, said that, in his opinion, Cuban theatre has grown a lot in the past 15 years, and it is more dynamic now.
Source: Prensa Latina