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Summer Shakespeare Festival heading to Karviná for the first time

Summer Shakespeare Festival heading to Karviná for the first time
OSTRAVA (June 29, 2012) – Thanks to the cooperation of OKD, the City of Karvina and the Municipal House of Culture in Karviná, the spectators in Karviná can look forward to a play by William Shakespeare to be performed within the scope of the prestigious theatre festival Summer Shakespeare Festival. The spectators will be able to enjoy the comedy “Love's Labour's Lost“ in an open-air cinema situated in the Božena Němcová Park on July 30.

The advance ticket sale begins on Monday, July 2 in the Municipal House of Culture in Karviná. Thanks to the cooperation of the above mentioned entities, it was possible to keep the ticket price on a "friendly" level of CZK 250. The capacity of the Karviná amphitheatre for the performance will be ready to accommodate almost 2,000 spectators.

“We realise that there is more to life than just work and that people need to have some fun in their free time. It is an honour to us that we could be the ones who helped bring to Karviná a festival as important as the Summer Shakespeare Festival to render the summer of the city residents more pleasant. The spectators will surely include a number of families of our employees,“ says OKD Chief Public Relations and Communication Officer, Petra Mašínová.

In the comedy about love, the Karviná spectators will be able to see for example Kateřina Janečková, known from a TV series as Ugly Katka, actors of Ostrava theatres Vladimír Polák or Jan Fišar and others, as well as Michal Kavalčík, who gained popularity as Ruda from Ostrava.

“We believe that the performance will be sold out and that people will create a great atmosphere. The fact that we can welcome this festival in the city just confirms that Karvina is truly cultural city. We hope that this is a start of an annual tradition," says Petr Bičej, Deputy Mayor.


Vladislav Sobol
Spokesman, OKD, a.s.

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