Kyrgyzstan: Uzbek Theater Struggles amid Changing Times

The Uzbek Music and Drama Theater makes a comeback more than two years after the 2010 ethnic clashes partially damaged the building. (Photo: Rakhmatulla Tashpulatov)

When Osh’s Uzbek Music and Drama Theater opened its 94th season last month, the actors looked nervously into the audience. They had not celebrated an opening night for three years, since before the theater was partially burned amid 2010’s ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan.

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Hamid Tursunov is a freelance writer from Osh.

Kyrgyzstan: Uzbek Theater Struggles amid Changing Times

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