Russian Play Highlights International Theater Day in Ouagadougou

OUAGADOUGOU – In a vibrant celebration of International Theater Day, Ouagadougou’s Carrefour International de Théâtre de Ouagadougou (CITO) hosted a significant theatrical event featuring a Russian play on corruption. The event, which took place on the evening of March 27, 2024, was presided over by Burkina Faso’s Minister of Communication, Culture, Arts and Tourism, Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouédraogo.

According to Burkina Information Agency, the play, “The Revizor,” written by the renowned Russian playwright Nikolai Gogol, was chosen to spotlight themes of governance and moral integrity, echoing the anti-corruption stance of Burkina Faso’s transitional government. The production was supported by the Russian-Burkinabe association AFRICAN INITIATIVE, underlining the cultural exchange between Burkina Faso and Russia.

The ceremony was not just a theatrical showcase but also a platform for reinforcing international solidarity, particularly in combating terrorism. Professor Alexandre, representing the AFRICAN INITIATIVE and the Russian cultural delegation, highlighted the collaborative spirit between the two nations. A poignant moment of silence was observed to honor the victims of terrorism in both countries, including those affected by a recent attack in Russia.

The event attracted a multitude of cultural enthusiasts, who lauded the performance with a prolonged standing ovation, signaling the play’s profound impact and the audience’s appreciation. The engagement of high-profile attendees, including cultural and governmental figures, underscored the importance of theater as a medium for dialogue and cultural expression on critical global issues.

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