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06 January 2020

Ugala Theatre Centenary

Estonia: Ugala Theatre Centenary, 6 January 2020. All images from AS Eesti Post.

Reference: 4740352117273
Issue Date: 06.01.2020
Designer: Lembit Lõhmus
Number: 727-06.01.20
Quantity issued: 25 000
Perforation: 13¾ x 14
Printer: AS Vaba Maa
Print: offset
Sheets: 5 x 5
Size: 27.5 x 33.0 mm

In January 2020, Estonia will mark the centenary of one of the country’s oldest professional theatres, Ugala. The Ugala’s birth date can be considered to be 5 January 1920, when legally unincorporated theatre and art society by the same name presented a Märt Mõrd-directed performance of Pansion Schöller, a farce written by Wilhelm Jacoby and Carl Laufs, at the Koidu community centre. The Ugala Theatre logo depicted on the stamp is from 1931 and is the oldest theatre logo in Estonia still used in its original design. The logo was designed by the theatre’s then set designer Juhan Kangilaski.

Estonia: Ugala Theatre Centenary (first day cover), 6 January 2020.

According to Wikipedia, Ugala is a theatre in the city of Viljandi in Estonia. It was founded in 1920 opening on January 10 of that year.

Ugala Theater in Viljandi, Estonia. Photo taken on 28 July 2007 by Ave Maria Mõistlik”, published on Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

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