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Socrates to share stage with Aurangzeb!

Socrates to share stage with Aurangzeb!
Get ready for the Delhi Natya Utsav, a five-day theatre festival. This year the festival line up boasts of plays based on Russian writer Anton Chekhov's short stories, Greek philosopher Socrates' struggles, and a love story set in the time of the World War II and more.

Directed by Ranjit Kapoor Chekhov ki Duniya will open the festival with a collection of six short stories by the Russian writer, about the turmoil of human relationships. A play by director Avijit Dutt, called Abducting Diana is anarchic and inspired comedy in which a kidnapped heiress proves to be a more competent criminal than those who abducted her.

Love in the Time of Oppression by Faizal Askazi is a heart-warming story of a woman's courage, self-sacrifice, imprisonment, exile and redemption, spanning sixty years in the life of a character called Magda. Play Barefoot in Athens by Raj Bisariya revolves around Greek philosopher Socrates' life, while K S  Rajendranan's Aurangzeb is a theatrical account of the life and times of the Mughal emperor. The plays will be staged at Sri Ram Centre for Art and Culture.

The festival is organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad and Delhi government's department of art, culture and languages. Sahitya Kala Parishad is the cultural wing of the Government of Delhi. It was setup in 1968 for the promotion and propagation of Art and Culture in Delhi. Parishad's programs are, at the same time, deep rooted in traditions and also branching out towards open skies crossing the boundaries of caste, creed, colour and geographic limits. Its projects and programs concentrate more on youth, women and weaker sections of society.
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