Jailbirds, tribals in action in Kolkata's theatre festival

  • IANS, Kolkata
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2014 16:07 IST

A four-day theatre festival involving participation of jailbirds and tribals will be staged in the city beginning May 1 to mark the 66th anniversary of legendary playwright Sambhu Mitra-founded theatre group Bahurupee.

Seven plays will be staged during the festival to be organised at the city's Academy of Fine Arts including a play by the Baharampore Repertory Theatre - a group of 24 convicts from the Baharampore Central Correctional Home, Bahurupee officials said Monday.

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Directed by Pradip Bhattacharya of the group, the play is based on Rabindranath Tagore's Yakshapuri.

Abong Amra, a group comprising tribals from Burdwan district, would be enacting Oedipus by legendary Greek dramatist Sophocles.

A pictorial exhibition showcasing various moments of Mitra's life will also be held on the occasion.

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