The city of Shizuoka will be full of thespians and theater lovers this weekend as it kicks off the 20th edition of the World Theatre Festival Shizuoka, a theatrical bash spanning 10 days of Golden Week.
The highlights of the extravaganza are sure to be the Japan premiere of the Scottish hit musical "My Left / Right Foot" at Shizuoka Arts Theatre on May 2 and 3 along with two other works. For a dose of drama and a breath of fresh air, you can enjoy outdoor performances of "Lucrezia Borgia," a drama by French author Victor Hugo (1802-85), from May 2 to 5. The play will be held at Sumpujo Park with English subtitles. (Yuki Yamauchi)