Pirandello Festival

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Country and Region NetherlandsNorth Brabant
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Helmond, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Festival Contact Information

Pirandello Festival
Fondazione Pirandello
Emmastraat 3
5707 HE Helmond
Paesi Bassi
Phone: (31) 492-52-66-54
Email: mail@pirandello-nederland.nl
Fondazione Pirandello
Frederick Lintsstraat 196
3000 Leuven, The Netherlands
Phone: (32) 16-324836

Festival Description

Pirandello Festival takes place in Helmond, and features a program entirely dedicated to the Italian writer Luigi Pirandello. The rich program includes stage, film, stories, congresses, readings and of course—Italian food!

Festival Dates June 3 - 13, 2010
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Festival Events:

Festival prologue 2010:
  • Two performances of Hendrik 4 (Henry IV) of Pirandello by Theater STAP (Flemish company). The performances will take place january 21 and 22, 2010 at Speelhuis, in the city of Helmond.
Programming 2010:
  • A performance of the novel One, no one and one hundred thousand (Pirandello) by the company Counterparts
  • A monologue about the novel The diaries of Serafino Gubbio, camerman (Pirandello), by the actor Boris van den Wijngaard
  • A dramatic version of the novel The last three days of Fernando Pessoa (Antonio Tabucchi), a special project with the Roman director Teresa Pedroni and the famous Dutch actor Joop Keesmaat
  • A marathon competition (concours) for amateur theatre and narrators around (about) the covering theme of the festival: ‘pretend to pretend’ (fingere di fingere), with Dutch, Flemish and Italian participants
  • Two educational projects for elementary schools (about the novella He sings the Epistle (Canta l’epistola) and secondary schools (about the general theme)
  • A slow food event in an Italian ambiente, mixed with a an artistic programm.


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