Astana Theatre Production to Highlight Friendships between Country’s Ethnic Groups

Kazakh Auenderi, a national concert company, will produce a theatrical performance about friendship between different ethnic communities of Kazakhstan, according to  company President Askhat Maemirov who spoke at a press briefing of the Central Communications Service on April 14.

“Kazakh Qusy (Kazakh bird) is a “lyrical drama, which unites all the peoples of our country and portrays topical problems of our society at the turn of 19th and 20th centuries,” said Maemirov during the briefing. “But everything that happens will be shown very subtly and humorously at times. The characters of the play are a social cross-section of our society. They love and appreciate the land on which they live and while some had to abandon their native lands not of their own volition,entire families become friends and help each other in difficult times,” said Maemirov.

Famous director Nurkanat Zhakypbai was invited to stage the play, while leading actors were chosen from of the capital’s Zhastar Theatre, Gorky State Academic Russian Drama Theatre, National Korean Theatre of Musical Comedy and the Kuzhamyarov Uighur National Theatre of Musical Comedy.

The premiere of the play is scheduled for April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana.

“We plan to tour across Kazakhstan with this performance and show it in every city. The Theatre of Nations is unique in its nature. It brings together all the creative forces of our country. So I think it will be a unique and unusual performance,” said the president of Kazakh Auenderi.

The author of the play is famous Kazakh writer Dulat Issabayev. The artistic director of the Theatre of Nations of Kazakhstan is Lyubov Ni. Artistic director of the Zhastar theatre Nurkanat Zhakypbai directs the play, and the master artist of the play is Chief Artist of the Gorky Theatre Kanat Maksutov.

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