The Annual festival of Sahitya Kala Parishad, Mohan Rakesh Natya Samaroh kick-started on Monday with the play Adhe Adhure, to pay homage to the theatre legend Mohan Rakesh.
This play is being staged since 1968, the first show not only created a minor sensation but also gave a rise to a new trend in playwrights. The story revolves around five members of a middle class urban family, travail of its members and their selfish motives. Unable to come to terms with the situations they become tearing, ranting sub-humans almost living off each other’s misery.
The classic play was presented under the direction of Bharti Sharma. Determined to find and recognise best theatrical productions from across the country next few days of the festival will stage theatre based on last years awarded scripts. Some remarkable plays that have been staged time and again were originally spotted at this festival. These include plays like Komal Gandhar, Taj Mahal Ka Tender and Court Martial.
In the coming days theatre lovers will witness the last year’s awarded play Mare Gaye Gulfam written by Sandip Lele and directed by Shyam Kumar. Other plays to be staged based on last years scripts are Ram Kabhi Marta Nahin, written by Shri Santosh Kumar Nirmal and directed by Shri Lokendra Trivedi; Kath ke Ghore, written by Gyan Singh Mann and directed by Sohaila Kapoor and Sapno ki Dehri ke Us Paar, written by Aditi Jain and directed by Krishnakant.
‘Over the years, our quest to find fresh talent and spot original scripts have led to many a discoveries and we are glad that this festival has become a platform for writers and playwrights,’ said JP Singh, Assistant Secretary, SKP.