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Things to do / Cultural/Entertainment

World Theatre Festival Shizuoka

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)