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Aditi Pant, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, June 08, 2013
Witnessing a live art performance is an experience like no other. And, theatre is arguably one of the most entertaining live performances ever created. Thankfully, for many theatre enthusiasts in the city, the Capital is bustling with several theatre activities this summer. One of them is the NSD Summer Theatre Festival, staged by the The National School of Drama Repertory Company.

The annual theatre festival brings together a cluster of 10 plays — while some like Virasat are new productions, others comprise the evergreen, most popular plays shown at the fest, including Chekhov Ki Duniya, Jaat Hi Pucho Sadhu Ki, Begum Ka Takiya and Hamara Shehar Us Baras. Interestingly, the repertory company has given its own interpretation to some of the classical plays that have been enacted on stage for some time.

One of the most popular plays at the festival, Chekhov Ki Duniya, is a collection of six short stories by famous playwright Anton Chekhov, that deal with human relationships. Another one, Jaat Hi Pucho Sadhu Ki, written by legendary Indian playwright Vijay Tendulkar, is a social satire on the still-prevalent caste system.

Kirti Jain’s Hamara Shahar Us Baras gives food for  socio-political thought as it examines changing relationships in the backdrop of sectarian clashes. “We organise the summer theatre festival every year. And, we get a great response as this is the peak holiday time for youngsters to catch a play with their friends or families,” says AK Barua, public relations officer, National School of Drama.

The festival, that began last month, will be on till June 20.

Catch it here
What : NSD Summer Theatre Festival
On till : June 20
Timing : 6.30pm onwards
Entry : By tickets
For detailed schedule : Visit nsd.gov.in

Nearest Metro Station : Mandi House on Blue Line