Russia is planning to reopen Mariupol’s Drama Theater this fall -- the location where hundreds of people are believed to have died after a Russian bombing on March 16 -- according to an adviser to the Ukrainian mayor of the city.
“The Drama Theater in Mariupol is scheduled to open on September 10,” Petro Andriushchenko said on Telegram on Tuesday. “The new season will open with two or three dance and pop-concert shows, as well as a theatrical performance.”
Dances on the bones, a performance at the cemetery,” he said. “There is no such depth of the inhumanity bottom that the occupiers have not hit.”
Andriushchenko is not in the city but has been a reliable conduit for information from Mariupol.
Meanwhile, the theater company is preparing a new production in exile, in the western Ukrainian city of Uzhgorod.
“In May, our theater troupe found refuge in the Transcarpathian Music and Drama Theater,” said Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk region military administration, on Telegram.
“Work is currently underway on the first full-fledged production in the evacuation: a play about the life of Vasyl Stus [a Ukrainian dissident poet]," he added.
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