Summer festival in Croatia takes Houellebecq play off program for security reasons

May 14, 2015 1:05 PM

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ZAGREB, Croatia – A summer festival in Croatia has removed a play by controversial French writer Michel Houellebecq from its program because of security concerns.

The Dubrovnik Festival said Thursday that the play — based on Houellebecq's 1998 novel "The Elementary Particles" — was canceled after Croatia's police determined that "staging the play would present a security risk."

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