7th National Hindi Theatre festival starts on November 3
Kolkata: The six day long 7th national Hindi theatre festival Jashn-E-Rang will be held in the city from November 3. The festival has been supported financially by the Ministry of Culture. The Hindi theatre festival is gaining popularity in the city. The motto of the festival is to create an intimate relationship between audience and theatre. Theatre groups from Jammu, Allahabad, New Delhi, Gujarat and Begusarai along with groups from the city will be performing. There will be a discussion on the role of educational institutions and newspaper in propagation of theatre. The amateur theatre group from Jammu will present the play The Chairs written by Eugine Lonesco. Little Thespian will present Roohein. The play, set, light and direction by SM Azhar Alam. It is a play with multiple layers. The layers depict varied shades of struggle. Struggle between the past and the present, the new and the old, democracy against aristocracy. It has raised a conflict between cemetery and kabristhan. The director Azhar is an actor, director, set designer and the editor of the first ever theatre magazine in Urdu Rang Rasa. He has written three plays, Namak ki Gudia, Chehre and Roohein and adapted seven plays in Urdu. He was awarded the best playwright for his play Namak ki Guddia and best director for the play Question Mark by Paschim Bangla Natya Academy. The Backstage Lab from Allahabad will present play Kharu Ka Khara Qissa. Important theatre personalities will be present at the inaugural ceremony which will be held at Gyan Manch on November 3.