Oct 222009

Reserve your “pay-what-you-can” tickets at rsvp@aticc.org

Ambassador Theater invites you to a Special Staged Reading of “The Forefathers, Part II” by Adam Mickiewicz.

The performance is followed by discussion and a wine reception.

FLASHPOINT: Mead Theater Lab  |   916 G Street NW, DC

Space is limited so please reserve your ticket: rsvp@aticc.org


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Oct 212009


Hopa Tropa! What is that you ask? It is the latest production written and directed by Bulgarian playwright Lilia Slavova, as part of the Kids Euro Festival taking place in Washington DC. Primarily aimed at children, this show is an experience for audience members of all ages. The show is an exciting look into Bulgarian culture and folklore performed through song, dance, and puppetry. . . .  The puppetry was an element of the show that shone completely on its own. Julia Tasheva . . . Master Puppeteer led her fellow actors in creating an amazing array of characters. Unlike any form of puppetry I’ve ever seen, all four of the actors worked together using various objects such as wooden spoons, gourds and blankets to transform them into a single puppet. One actor would be controlling the hands, the other the foot, another the head, and all the while moving as one. . . . Alex Vernon gave an energetic performance and was given a chance to display his improvisational and comedic chops when he voiced one of the puppets and interacted with the children. Ben Gibson gave a charismatic performance, playing clumsy and cute. Sarah Olmsted Thomas also gave a very charismatic performance….

Read the whole review at: http://www.showbizradio.net/2009/10/19/review-amb-hope-tropa/

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Oct 112009

Festival Brings a Taste of Europe to Area Kids

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Hopa Tropa's Lilia Slavova and Ivan Dimitrov are puppeteers who will perform traditional Bulgarian folk tales as part of the Washington area's Euro Kids Festival.
Hopa Tropa’s Lilia Slavova and Ivan Dimitrov are puppeteers who will perform traditional Bulgarian folk tales as part of the Washington area’s Euro Kids Festival. (Photos From Kids Euro Festival)


By Amanda Erickson


Special to The Washington Post
Friday, October 9, 2009

Starting Thursday through Nov. 9, the Kids Euro Festival is bringing 150 events to venues across the region. The performances and workshops, for children ages 6 to 12, are designed to showcase the varied theater traditions in the European Union and teach kids about life in countries including France, Ireland, Germany and Greece.

“Children’s culture has a strong position in Europe,” says Mats Widbom of the Swedish Embassy and one of the festival’s lead organizers. “We wanted to celebrate that.”

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