Franko Theater on July 24 to bid farewell to
actor Bohdan Stupka, who died two
Stupka featured in more than 100 movies with leading roles in such films as, “With Fire and Sword,” “A Driver for Vera,” and recently “Taras Bulba,” while King Lear, Leo Tolstoy, King Oedipus and Jesus were among Stupka’s theatrical works.
The coffin was placed on the stage of Ivan Franko Theater where Stupka performed often. Flowers covered the stage.
surprised so many people came,” said Hanna Prints, one of
fans standing in line
“Actually, I thought there would be more. Stupka is
Perhaps, there will be actors better than him, but no one will
be like him.”
The ceremony started an hour late because several top officials paid their respects first, forcing ordinary people to wait in he street. President Viktor Yanukovych interrupted his vacation to come to Stupka’s memorial service.
Story by Olga Rudenko