Posted: April 24, 2012
THE BOX OFFICE IS OPEN!!!
Celebrating its 11th season the Liverpool International Theatre Festival (LITF) is set to go May 16 – 20 with fantastic productions from around the globe.
Each year the festival's Aritistic Director selects twelve amateur theatre companies from countries all over the world to perform at this five-day festival – with at least two available invitations being reserved for troupes from Nova Scotia...
to ensure the event has both a “local flavour and international flair”.
This year accomplished actor, director, producer and founding member of LITF - Eva Moore returns to the position of Artistic Director and was thrilled to announce this year's lineup includes companies from Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Georgia, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, the United States and Wales. Joining them are three Nova Scotia companies – The Dartmouth Players, Once Upon a Theatre Collective and Les Araignees du boui boui.
Plays are performed in the language of the competitor’s choosing, and run between 30 and 50 minutes. Professional adjudicators watch all the performances and then offer analysis of the productions to the cast, crew, and interested audience members in a daily morning session called the Coffee Critique.
You can be sure there are all kinds of wonderfully social elements to LITF - beginning with an Opening Night Reception, where the performing troupes are welcomed in a colourful and entertaining public ceremony. For the next four nights, performers, audience members, sponsors, and the media mingle at an ongoing hospitality event called Festival Club.
There are also a number of workshops conducted by theatre professionals taking place throughout the festival which provide folks with a wonderful opportunity to see and learn how it's done.
From start to finish – one of the finest festivals around. World-class entertainment in one of South Shore Nova Scotia's prettiest spots.
You best not miss it! SABS
For more on the Liverpool International Theatre Festival visit their site www.litf.ca
A Few More LITF Related Bits...
The festival venue The Astor Theatre was opened in 1902 and has the distinction of being the oldest performing arts venue still in use in the province. For more of its rich history click here.
Liverpool is located along the "Lighthouse Route" a scenic drive between Halifax and Yarmouth. While you're in town you'll want to check out the Fort Point Lighthouse along with some great museums like Queens County Museum and the Hank Snow Museum too. For more info click here
Transportation is provided free of charge for delegates arriving at the Stanfield International airport outside of Halifax, and around Liverpool throughout the five days. At least one vehicle is on call and available throughout the day and evening, to ensure safe transport of all festival participants.
Tickets are available now – with everything from All Access Passes to individual play tickets at just $18/play on sale. Call the Astor Theatre at 902.354.5250 or buy online at: www.astortheatre.ns.ca