“Women”, first of many shows to take place in the second edition of Prishtina International Theater Festival

13 December 2018

The second edition of the Prishtina International Festival has begun once again in the “Faruk Begolli” theater of AAB College.

In this second edition of the festival, seven theater performances coming from Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo will be competing. 

During the opening of the festival, Rector of AAB College, Lulzim Tafa, said that PITF is a completely self-supporting initiative, with very modest support from AAB Faruk Begolli’s partners.

“The motto of this edition says that even though we continue to remain isolated, at least we do something that the world will turn an eye towards,” stated Rector Tafa. 

Tafa explained that it was difficult to bring actors and directors from so many different countries in Kosovo to be a part of this festival which aims to bring the Kosovo theater ever closer to the world.

On the other hand, the deputy minister of culture, Leonora Morina-Bunjaku, was happy that the theater which is named after Faruk Begolli, is continuing this tradition for yet another year. 

The festival began with the show “Women” which is directed by Qëndrim Rijani, and written by the French screenwriter Rober Thomas. The show “Women” derives from its original “8 Women” which became popular in the 50s. Gaby, her two daughters Suzana and Katerina, their aunts Agustina and Pierette, their grandmother, and their two maids are the eight women that the show refers to.

Everything begins with Marcel, the only man in the house (Gaby’s Husband) is found dead in his bedroom.  In the effort to find the perpetrator, the women of this house find much more than they would like to.

This show is not just about a crime investigation, but also about family, addiction, unfulfilled wishes and the search for admission of guilt and forgiveness.  

The show is played by: Teuta Ajdini-Jegeni, Drita Kaba- Karaga, Amernis Jovanovska-Nokshiqi, Aida Alidemi, Zarije Jonuzzi-Çeliku, Mirlinda Saiti, Aida Elezi. 

The show was well received and its end was followed by frantic applause by the audience.  The PITF2018 festival continues on Friday with the show “Mother and Child” directed by Dino Mustafić, coming from Albania.