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Delhi is their stage

Delhi is their stage
The Mahavidyalya Natya Samaroh proved to be a unique platform for students to display their multifarious talents. Some widely popular and renowned plays mixed with some new ideas, ‘nukkad nataks’ and some boisterous performances were performed at the festival. A popular comic satire on the desire of a middle class man to break into the society of the elite, Kauva Chala Hans Ki Chaal, opened the third day of the Mahavidyalya Natya Samaroh.

The play presented by students of the ARSD College of Delhi University under the direction of Sunil Kumar generated appreciation and some gags and was followed by Batch 2002, a play enancted by students of Hindu college under the direction of Vedi Sinha and Himanshu Tiwari.

Besides the two plays, the day’s line of events also comprised of two fabulously presented street plays by students of Hansraj College, Delhi College of Arts & Commerce.

The four day theatre extravaganza is a festival of selected plays from Delhi University in which eight plays and eight nukkad nataks or ‘street plays’ are being at the Sri Ram Centre Auditorium, Mandi House. The plays have been selected from a large bunch of presentations from Delhi University and represent some of the finest upcoming talents of the city.

‘It is a wonderful exercise to bring student artists to a prestigious platform. This not only gives them the right exposure but also encourages them to follow their talents. When we talk about promoting theater and its artists, it is very important to start promoting fresh talent in schools and colleges. The festival of students is part of our endeavor to promote the art of theater among students,’ says  JP Singh, assistant secretary (Drama), Sahitya Kala Parishad.

Aisa Kahte Hain, a light hearted comedy written by playwright Manav Kaul, comprising an ensemble of sundry characters will be adapted for stage by students of SGGS College of Commerce on the last day.

Besides, naukkad nataks were also presented by students of  Kamla Nehru College and Deen Dayal Upadhyay College.

Internationally acclaimed play Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!  a satire about capitalism and the backlash it precipitates, was also presented as an ‘invitee’ by students of Khalsa College. Written by Dario Fo, the play has been popular worldwide and was enacted on the last day of the festival.
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