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Grodno Regional Puppet Theatre wins Grand Prix at International Spectaculo Interesse Puppet Theatre Festival in Czech Ostrava

By Lidia Novikova

The forum brought together artistic groups from the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Israel, Ukraine, the UK and Holland. The Grodno company staged Queen of Spades, directed by Oleg Zhyugzhda — a laureate of the Presidential Award of Belarus, winning prizes for best stage direction, set design and acting.

The Grodno actors have also been invited to take part in the next festival in Ostrava — to be held two years hence. Queen of Spades is now being performed at another puppet festival — Obraztsovfest in Moscow, which features the world’s top puppet theatres.

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