to the third edition of the international theatre festival HALBSTARK for kids from 9- to 13-years of age!

From October 23 to October 28, 2014, 16 exceptional theatre pieces from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and Italy will be our guests in Münster and its surrounding region. Whether a play, dance theatre, music theatre, or object theatre: All of the performances deal very closely with the issues and thoughts of their young viewers.

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Thank you!

Both happy and proud we look back on six amazing festival days, that really passed too quickly. Thanks to all the artists, children, contributors and festival-goers for the great edition of HALBSTARK 2014!

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Festival closing

October 28: After six days full of wonderful moments, inspiring theater experiences and exciting encounters, HALBSTARK is coming to an end. Join us tonight for the premiere of "Umzüge" and a final party at Theater in der Meerwiese - we will be happy to see you there!

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makemake produktionen (A)

Why the kid is cooking in the Polenta (Warum das Kind in der Polenta kocht)

“Here every country is abroad. The circus is always abroad. But home is inside the trailer. I open the door of the trailer as little as possible so that the feeling of home does not evaporate.” Based on the novel of the same name by Aglaja Veteranyi, the piece tells the story about a circus-artist-family which, searching for a new place to call home, flee their homeland. On their journey the fun-loving family is soon faced with unforeseen situations.

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With its programme of international guest performances, HALBSTARK is also a forum for creative, cross-border dialogues.

Theatre discussions about issues of current interest are directed at both the experts and the interested festival visitors.

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