Many have asked me what Albanian sound like. To me, it is my mother tongue, a beautiful melody, but it is hard to describe the way it sounds unless you hear it spoken out loud. Therefore, one of my favourite activities when I go out in Tirana is going to the theatre to watch a play. I am definitely an art lover, so whenever there is a new show, I get very excited. Metropol Theatre is a modern theatrical space that creates productions of a high artistic level, both from Albanian authors and international ones. What I like the most is their openness towards the public, offering each person in the audience a glimpse of what it means to be on the stage.
Metropol Theatre has different stages and caters to pretty much every kind of audience. There are shows aimed at kids, but also chef-d’oeuvres from William Shakespeare. I don’t believe that the language barrier matters a lot in these cases. Even if one does not speak Albanian, but stumbles upon an oeuvre that is pretty popular, it will be a peculiar linguistic experience. It would be like in an opera: you don’t quite get what they’re saying, but you get the real picture. Indeed, the Metropol has a legacy of producing theatre shows from well-known authors such as Shakespeare for instance. Located not very far from Skanderbeg square, it is my go-to theatre when I need a dose of good artistic creation.