8th Theatre Olympics turn Delhi evenings dramatic
With the 8th theatre Olympics in its last phase, Delhi evenings will be full of drama. Organised by the National School of Drama (NSD), under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India, this 51-day long festival aims to bridge borders and bring people of different cultures, beliefs and ideologies together through the medium of theatrical art. This is the first time that a theatre festival of this magnitude is being organised in India.
'The misunderstanding' by Albert Camus
'The Misunderstanding' (Hindi play by Director Aruja Srivastava) at Abhimanch, NSD (8:30 pm onwards), will see a son, who for 22 years, has been living in an unnamed land, returns to Europe to visit his mother and his sister, Martha. He comes with his wife, Maria, and decides not to disclose his true identity. This is unfortunate, because the two women, who run a lonely inn, murder their guests and rob them for survival. The only other character is the mute manservant, who in the final scene is Camus' stand-in for God.
'The diary of anne frank' by Deborah
Although this theatre extravaganza is in its last phase, dozens of theatre performances still await. On March 28, at Sri Ram Centre, The Diary of Anne Frank – an English play by Deborah Meola – will chronicle the true story of Anne Frank and her family while they were hiding in during the Holocaust. For two years they lived in a secret annexe with Mr Frank's business partner, Mr Van Daan, his wife and son, and a dentist, Mr Dussel all Jews trying to escape the Nazis. While in hiding, Anne struggles with the challenges of being a teenager: schooling, parental relationships, maturing from child to adult, and falling in love. These challenges are heightened by the experience of being locked away with seven other people in one room for two years. Moments from these years are shared with the audience through the words of Anne Frank's actual diary.
'Almost alive' by Sabine Molenaar
In 'Almost Alive', director Sabine Molenaar, she wonders what would happen when you withdraw yourself from the turmoil of the outside world and enter a timeless and boundless inner world. So she moves further away from reality and towards that dark place, where shelter and true peace of mind await her. Yet chaos and disorientation are also lurking. Slowly pulsating basses invite you into this shadowy universe.The 55 minutes long play , which organically merges dance, video-mapping and animatronics, music and light will be performed at Kamani Auditorium (6:30 pm onwards) by Sandman/Sabine Molenaar group.