Here’s looking at religion

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October 1, 2017 19:42

English speakers will probably be primarily drawn to the Mistero Buffo solo show, which comes from the US.




Panos Vlahos plays a number of roles in Dario Fo’s satirical work.

Panos Vlahos plays a number of roles in Dario Fo’s satirical work.. (photo credit:ALEJANDRO FAJARDO)

It’s that time of the year again when fans of left-field thespian endeavor can gorge themselves on the rich and diverse pickings to be had at the annual Acre International Fringe Theater Festival. The 38th edition of the country’s preeminent event in the non-mainstream theatrical field will take place at the northern coastal city October 7 to 10. The program takes in eight original local productions, three big-selling shows from abroad and 30 street theater slots, both domestic and foreign, as well as seminars and various symposia.

The foreign contingent includes an intriguing Macedonian-Russian co-production called Shakespeare 4ever, which is based on the Bard’s writings and performed in Macedonian and Russian with some musical seasoning in English. Meanwhile, the Acre faithfuls will get a touch of reality from across the waters, with the award-winning Revolt Athens play, which references Greece’s continuing economic woes.

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