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9/17/04

Tehran's puppet opera theater to open Sunday

Tehran, Sept 17, IRNA -- The Tehran Puppet Opera Center is scheduled to open at Ferdowsi Theater House (Vahdat Hall) on Sunday, it was announced in Tehran on Friday.

The inaugural ceremony for the puppet opera theater will be held concurrent with the closing of the 10th Tehran International Puppet Festival.

Behrouz Gharibpour's 'Rostam and Sohrab' puppet opera will be staged during the inaugural opening of the center.

Gharibpour told IRNA that with the opening of the center all puppet shows will be staged at Vahdat Hall from now on. He referred to the staging of the Rostam and Sohrab opera on Sunday as a significant event in the history of Iran's performing arts.

"With 250 seats and proper audio and lighting facilities, Ferdowsi Theater House would be the most convenient venue for staging puppet shows," he added.

The theater director expressed hope the popular art of puppet shows can be further promoted in close cooperation with national cultural organizations and institutions.

On the sixth day of the 10th Tehran International Puppet Festival, 19 show performances will go on stage or will be presented in outdoor venues.

The festival is scheduled to end on Sunday, when the best theatrical groups in the two sections -- stage and outdoor performances -- will be selected.

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