ZAGREB, January 4, 2020 – The Rijeka City Puppet Theatre celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020, the year in which it will actively participate in the European Capital of Culture project, with the final celebratory show of the season, “Bomboniera Variete”, premiering in July at the Tobogan Children’s Festival, the theatre has announced.
“The puppeteers are celebrating their 60th birthday in 2020, the year when our city assumes the title of European Capital of Culture. And our shows are an essential part of the Children’s House programme. We will celebrate puppets and puppetry in our theatre,” stated the head of Rijeka City Puppet Theatre, Magdalena Lupi Alvir.
“We will be presented with various puppetry forms. Our stories will be inspired by the beginnings of puppetry in Rijeka, the legends and stories from our port city as well as its forested hinterland, the region of Gorski Kotar, urban city scenes,” Lupi Alvir pointed out.
The first premiere of the City Puppet Theatre, which will be held in March, is a show for children, “Happy Little House”, adapted by Ivana Đula and Milica Sinkauz from an award-winning picture-book of the same name by Karmen Delač-Petko and Dijana Arbanas.
All of this year’s premieres in the City Puppet Theatre are a part of the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture programme.
The Rijeka City Puppet Theatre has premiered 174 shows up to now.
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