"Adventures of the Football" play premieres in Samara

The plot is based on the history of World Cups
Share 20 February

Samara’s children’s musical theatre Zadumka has held the premiere of the play called Adventures of the Football, the Samara region governor’s press-service told welcome2018.com.

The play’s plot is based on historic facts about different World Cups. More than 200 artists aged 11 to 23 introduced the viewers to the culture and national identity of various countries which hosted the tournament. First deputy mayor Vladimir Slastenin, who was at the premiere, noted the importance of holding such events ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

“This play is not only interesting, it’s also educational. It felt like I was back in school, re-visiting geography, history and culture classes. These types of plays are important – they’re promoting football, presenting the host countries of the World Cup – a tournament that will be held in our city, too,” Slastenin said.

The football’s journey begins in Uruguay, which held the first World Cup in 1930, and ends in Russia. The play features Uruguay’s national dances, Italy’s “Tarantella”, Russia’s “Kalinka” and many others.