Five- day theatre fest prom­ises skits, mimes, mono acts

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVIMUMBAI - Sang­hami­tra Sen­gupta ■ sang­hami­tra.sen­gupta@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BELAPUR: Theatre lovers can look for­ward to a five- day theatre festival at Ur­ban Haat am­phithe­atre this month. One of the old­est theatre groups in the city, Yavnika Theatre are or­gan­is­ing their 3rd an­nual festival ti­tled ‘Me­mo­ria’ from April 23 to April 27.

Artists from the theatre group said that the show is go­ing to be dif­fer­ent from ear­lier years with a va­ri­ety of pro­grammes such as skits, mimes, mono-acts, dance and mu­si­cal plays.

“We had a suc­cess­ful theatre festival at Ur­ban Haat last year and re­ceived a warm re­sponse from the au­di­ence. This year, we are try­ing our best to make it more in­no­va­tive and in­ter­est­ing and give pow­er­ful per­for­mances that con­nect with the art and will give the au­di­ence un­for­get­table mem­o­ries. Hence we have kept the theme as ‘Me­mo­ria’,” said Di­nesh Singh, theatre artiste and founder of Yavnika theatre.

All the per­for­mances will be cen­tred on thought-pro­vok­ing top­ics.

Yavnika theatre is the first theatre group in the city to hold a theatre festival back in 2013 which was also their first festival. The sec­ond festival was held last year and this will be the third year.

Or­gan­is­ers from Ur­ban Haat said that they pull in huge crowds dur­ing these theatre fes­ti­vals.

“Navi Mum­bai­ites do not have many op­tions to watch theatre and plays in the city ex­cept for few au­di­to­ri­ums. Hence we want more crowds to come in and en­joy the fest at Ur­ban Haat,” said KSV Nair, man­ager of Ur­ban Haat. The theatre festival will go on from 7pm to 9 pm.

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