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Delhi goes dramatic

Delhi goes dramatic
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Sahitya Kala Parishad is all set to present Bhartendu Natya Utsav (Festival of Best Plays), a week-long extravaganza ensembling seven remarkable plays starting on 21 March at the Sriram Centre Auditorium.

The festival comprises of a number of stories written by some of India’s renowned and upcoming names, whopping Indian theater. The first day of this treat starts with staging the play Draupadi written by Atul Satya Kaushik depicting certain chapters of Draupadi’s life, the queen of the Pandavas, which to an extend applies to today’s women as well.

Ek Qalam Sarak Kinare, a play depicting the woes and injustice faced by the ordinary characters of this world, directed by Rajesh Singh brings together three stories written by eminent Urdu writer Krishnan Chander, will be staged on 23 March.

One of Munshi Premchand’s popular stories Gaban will also feature as a play on the fourth day of the festival (24 March) under the direction of Surendra Sharma. Shankar Puntambekar’s satirical depiction of politics in Democracy in Heaven will be staged on 26 March being dramatised for stage by Suman Kumar and directed  Mushtaq Kak.

A play by German playwright and theatre therapist Reinhold Tritt’s - The Wave, which is based on the failings of man and exhibits the adage of ‘history repeats itself’ effectively through the story of a revolutionary teacher, will be staged on the last day of the festival (27 March).

Other plays that will feature in the festival include Samrat Ashok, written and directed by Daya Prakash Sinha; and Raktbeej, written by Dr Shankar Shesh and directed by Rajesh Babbar.

WHEN: 21-27 March
WHERE: The Sriram Centre Auditorium
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