Charity theater plays and concert for Treskavec monastery reconstruction

Six plays will be performed by the Macedonian National Theater (MNT), Theater for Children and Youth, Drama Theater, Comedy Theater and the national theatres in Veles, Bitola and Prilep while the Tanec ensemble of folklore dances and songs will organise a concert as part of a charity fundraising campaign for the reconstruction of Treskavec monastery.

Money from ticket sales will be used to restore the monastery located in the vicinity of Prilep.

The performances are expected to take place in late February and early March.

Speaking at a press conference in Skopje, Prilep mayor Marjan Risteski said that the monastery of Treskavec was one of the biggest cultural heritages in Macedonia. "I would like to thank all the institutions working under the Ministry of Culture and to all the artists and workers who are ready to support the reconstruction of Treskavec."

"Since the monastery was caught on fire, a lot of people from Macedonia and the diaspora have shown willingness to help any way they can. This week, hundreds of Prilep citizens took part in cleaning up the burnt debris at the monastery block," Risteski noted.

The MNT art director, Dejan Projkoski said that all the citizens of Macedonia now had the chance to be involved in the reconstruction by attending the performances.