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Time to tickle your funny bone

Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 24, 2013
First Published: 17:23 IST(24/2/2013) | Last Updated: 00:33 IST(25/2/2013)

This theatre festival in the city aims to make people laugh. The second edition of the comedy theatre festival, Haasya Rang, kicks off in the Capital today. Theatre actor and festival organiser Rashmi Vaidialingam says, “Last year, we got an overwhelming response and it encouraged us to have this festival again. We are hoping it will be better and bigger.” She adds, “Being in the theatre industry for 50 years has made me realise the importance of comedy plays. They pass on the message in a fun way. I want the youth to realise the hidden potential that comedy plays have to offer and I want them to see and try and be a part of it.”

SmileySpread over a week, the festival will have six plays. According to Vaidialingam, the ones that must not be missed include the opening play, Paisa!! Paisa!! Paisa!!. “It’s a brilliant play about a couple who inherits a lot of money via lottery. Soon imposters enter the picture, causing utter chaos about who should get the money.”

Another play to watch out for is Majra Kya hai — the last play of the festival. There is heavy use of Urdu dialogues in the play. “The language and wit in the play is wonderful and will be a treat to watch,” adds Vaidialingam.

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Fact File
What: Haasya Rang — A Comedy Theatre festival
Where: Shri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House
Time: 6.30pm onwards
When: February 25 onwards
Nearest Metro: Mandi House on Blue Line

Play Schedule
Feb 25: Paisa!!Paisa!! Paisa!!
Feb 26: Saiyyan Bhaiye Kotwal
Feb 27: Arre Mayavi Sarovar
March 1: Kya Family Hai
March 2: Ultey Baans
March 3: Majra Kya Hai

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