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   Amateur Theatre Day - in the Old Town Riga

On July 26, Amateur Theatre Day will take place in the Old Town Riga
10 amateur theatre troupes from Riga and six regional amateur troupes will be participating in this event. 

Plays will be performed in the Dome Square, in the square near the St. Peter's Church, near the House of Blackheads, in Jāņa sētā (St. John's Yard and near Bastejkalns (Bastion Hill). The central stage will be located in the Dome Square, where it will be able to watch specially staged historical plays on Riga, two shows presented by troupes from Vidzeme and Latgale, as well as a night performance by RIGA PANTOMIME. Regional troupes will occupy the stage near the St. Peter's Church, where they will show Latvian classical plays, youth will be presenting attractive musical shows near the House of Blackheads, whereas in Jāņa sēta (St. John's Yard), it will be possible to meet historical persons. 

Programme of the Amateur Theatre Day:
5:00p.m. PROLOGUE in the Dome Square;
5:00p.m. Poetical performance Rīgai (For Riga) in Riga House of Artists (Rīgas Mākslas darbinieku nams);
5:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. Performances in squares;
10:00p.m. - Night show by RIGA PANTOMIME and CONCLUSION.

DOME SQUARE
5:00p.m.
PROLOGUE Performed by early music ensemble LUDUS, amateur theatre troupe AKA, choir SENAIS KALNS
5:45p.m. - 6:30p.m. Street performance by amateur theatre troupe AKA - Tagad un vienmēr (Now and Forever)
6:30p.m. - 6:50p.m. Performance by children's vocal studio KNĪPAS UN KNAUĶI - Savādā pasaule (Strange World)
7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. Performance by JŪRMALA FOLK THEATRE - Rūdolfs Blaumanis Īsa pamācība mīlēšanā (Short Advice on Love)
8:45p.m. - 9:30p.m. Performance by RĒZEKNE FOLK THEATRE - Francis Trasuns Tu navaicoj manis, kaids asu (Don't Ask Me What I Am)
10:00p.m. - Performance by the VEF Culture Palace's ensemble RIGA PANTOMIME - Naktī tapa gaisma…(The Night Emerged at Night…) after Rainis' The Fire and the Night 
11:00p.m. - 11:15p.m. CONCLUSION - performed by all the participants

SQUARE NEAR THE ST. PETER'S CHURCH
5:00p.m.
PROLOGUE Performed by theatre troupe TEST from the Culture and Recreational Centre IMANTA and by University of Latvia STUDENTS' THEATRE
5:30p.m. Performance by Culture Centre's IĻĢUCIEMS drama ensemble RAMPA - Anna Brigadere Čaukstenes (Taletellers)
7:00p.m. - 7:45p.m. Performance by SMILTENE THEATRE - E. Grāmatniece Jaunsaimnieka līgava (New Farmer's Bride)
8:00p.m. - 9:30p.m. Performance by LIELVĀRDE THEATRE - Raudseps Mārtiņciems (Martin's Village)

SQUARE NEAR THE HOUSE OF BLACKHEADS
5:30p.m.
Performance of Imants Kalniņš' songs by the Riga Pupils Palace's theatre troupe ZĪĻUKS
7:00p.m. Performance by SALDUS DRUVAS AMATEUR THEATRE - Rūdolfs Blaumanis Ļaunais gars (Evil Spirit)
8:30p.m. Musical performance by Culture House's DRAUDZĪBA theatre troupe SARKANDAUGAVA

JĀŅA SĒTA (ST. JOHN'S YARD)
6:00p.m.
Performance by the Riga Technical University's theatre troupe KAMERTONIS - Shakespeare's Sonnets of Romeo and Juliet
7:30p.m. Performance by the children and youth theatre troupe VINNIJS from the Riga Culture and Folk Art Centre MAZĀ ĢILDE - Vella kalpi (Devil's Servants)

NEAR BASTEJKALNS (BASTION HILL)
8:00p.m.
Performance by LIMBAŽI THEATRE - S. Mrožeks Atklātā jūrā (In Open Sea)

Translated by Nanete Neimane

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