Croatia festival to stage Houellebecq play despite security concerns

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival will go ahead and stage a play by French author Michel Houellebecq, reversing a decision to cancel it after police voiced concerns for security because he has stirred controversy over his critical views of Islam. “The festival’s council has confirmed this year’s program, which will include the play Les Particules Elementaires,” the culture ministry told Reuters in an emailed statement on Friday. Festival spokeswoman Karla Labas, however, said the play, due to open in July, would be held under police security.



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