May 10, 1954

STATEMENT BY STEPHANOPOULOS: Foreign Minister Stephanos Stephanopoulos, referring yesterday to the fall of Dien Bien Phu, said it would «always remain a symbol of the heroism and self-sacrifice of the French troops…» ART THEATER I: Today at 9.30 p.m. in the basement hall of the Orpheas Theater is the premiere of the Art Theater with a performance of Thornton Wilder’s «Our Town,» adapted to the requirements of the «Theater in the Round.» This evening’s performance is only for officials and critics in the form of an avant-premiere. Regular performances begin tomorrow, Saturday, both afternoons and evenings for the next 10 days. ART THEATER II: A large crowd attended the premiere of Karolos Koun’s «Theater in the Round,» including the education minister, Mr Gerokostopoulos, Mr and Mrs C. Tsaldaris, Mr and Mrs G. Kasimatis, Mr and Mrs Taydam, Mrs Koula Kalliga, Mr and Mrs D. Symeonoglou, and Mr and Mrs S. Bonanos. RONDIRIS: Next week, the new play by Charles Morgan «The River Road» will premiere, directed by Mr Dimitris Rondiris.

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