Gur­gaon’s the­atre mi­lieu: 50 plays in 25 weeks

HT City - - My City - Naina Arora

Gur­gaon, your the­atre fix is here! Rang Laatu, a neigh­bour­hood the­atre fes­ti­val weav­ing di­verse com­mu­ni­ties of Gur­gaon, into one cul­tural fab­ric, is here with 50 days (25 week­ends) of the­atre shows. An ini­tia­tive of Search Years, an NGO work­ing in the realm of art and cul­ture and Gur­gaon The­atre Group, this unique neigh­bour­hood the­atre fi­esta for the first time in Gur­gaon, will be on un­til April 30, 2018, at the Kalasthali Am­phithe­atre, Gur­gaon.

The plays that are staged at the fes­ti­val in­clude Kha­rashein by Gulzar, which is a col­lage of three Gulzar’s lit­er­ary cre­ations on stage, Three Hear­ings on the Ex­is­tence of Snakes in Hu­man Blood Stream by James Alan Gard­ner, di­rected by Shena Ga­mat among oth­ers. Var­i­ous the­atre groups will per­form short plays in­clud­ing Do Ba­hanein by Mun­shi Prem­c­hand, And­hon ka Hathi writ­ten by Sharad Joshi.

Ashutosh She­lat, NGO’s co-founder, says, “This the­atre fest is in­spired by Ben­galuru’s Ranga Shankara, which be­lieves in the idea — a play a day. And to­day, af­ter years of hard work, this fes­ti­val has come to a stage where the best of global the­atre hap­pens. And now, like Mandi House, Gur­gaon’s Kalasthali will also fea­ture in the the­atre map of In­dia.” Chem­i­cal engi­neer, Manu Kaushal,who is act­ing in Kha­rashein, says, “This is an at­tempt to bring the­atre lovers at a spot. We hope peo­ple will en­joy as much we do per­form­ing.”

Ajay Ku­mar, 18-year-old stu­dent, from Col­lege of Arts (DU), who is per­form­ing in a play ti­tled And­hon Ka Haathi, says, “The play is a hard­hit­ting satire on politi­cians, and I play one of the blind peo­ple.”

The­atre fes­ti­val Rang Laatu is be­ing held at Kalasthali Am­phithe­atre, Gur­gaon. It will stage 50 plays over a pe­riod of six months

A still from the play And­hon Ka Haathi

A still from the play Ande Ke Ch­hilke

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