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Theatre to encourage youth

art-and-culture Updated: Nov 29, 2011 01:34 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times
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Here’s a chance for young minds to reflect on societal issues, in a creative way. With six different and popular plays being staged in five days, the festival will deal with issues related to youth and aims at empowering them through the medium of art.

Called the Pratibimb Natya Utsav 2011, the fest will see plays by known directors such as Rajesh Babbar, Suresh Bhardwaj, Kaviraj Laique, and others. The festival will be opened with the play Mujhe Amrita Chahiye, by Babbar. “It is the story of a shy and simple girl who gains confidence through theatre, proving herself a valuable component of the society,” says Babbar.

The festival will also showcase the Hindi adaptation of the Russian play, Old Word, titled Hum Dono, and brings out the chemistry between a patient and doctor.

The other plays that will be staged include Phandi, Khoo Milayi Jodi and Meeta Ki Kahani. The festival will be concluded with by JP Singh’s Urgent Meeting. An original comic Hindi play written in 1995 by Jai Vardhan, it revolves around the story of every office and department of any organisation where several meetings take place everyday and close without any result. “One interesting thing about it is the use of external props such as the rain and the telephone,” says Singh.

Catch them here
What: Pratibimb Natya Utsav 2011
When: November 30 - December 4
Where: LTG Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House
Nearest Metro Station: Mandi House on the Blue Line