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Wuzhen Theatre Festival to open in October

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: May 19, 2021 L M S

The 8th Wuzhen Theatre Festival will be held in the 1,300-year-old water town of Wuzhen in East China's Zhejiang province, from Oct 15 to 24, the festival's organizers announced on the official website on May 18.

The annual Wuzhen Theatre Festival has become one of the most important events for theatrical arts in China. It consists of an exhibition of some 20 classic plays, the Emerging Theatre Artists Competition, the Outdoor Carnival, the Wuzhen Dialogues, and more.

The 8th Wuzhen Theatre Festival was scheduled to be held in 2020 but was postponed to this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Performers take selfies at the 7th Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang province, in 2019. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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A street scene in Wuzhen during the 7th Wuzhen Theatre Festival. [Photo provided to China Daily] 

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Italian director Eugenio Barba and his Odin Teatret staged three performances of The Tree at the 7th Wuzhen Theatre Festival. [Photo by Rina Skeel/For China Daily]