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World is their stage

In the ninth edition of the ongoing Old World Theatre festival (OWTF), it’s time for young and bright theatre artistes from Delhi University (DU) to show their talent.

art and culture Updated: Dec 08, 2010 01:33 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

In the ninth edition of the ongoing Old World Theatre festival (OWTF), it’s time for young and bright theatre artistes from Delhi University (DU) to show their talent. Presented by Hindustan Times, the 10-day festival opened with Lillete Dubey’s play 'Dance like a Man'.

Under the collegiate segment, today and tomorrow, the festival will see Yellow Moon by the dramatics society of Kirori Mal College. Playing on an empty stage and using minimal props, the play will see four artistes in 28 different characters. “It’s great to perform at OWTF. We are really looking forward to the discussion with the experts after our performance,” says Gandharv Dewan, director of the play.

A different take on weighty social issues, the Hindi production by the same college, Jaati Hi Poocho Sadhu Ki, will present a fine blend of realism and entertainment.

The next play lined for the festival is 'Cut It Out' by the students of Indraprastha College on December 10 and 1. Revolving around twins Sarah and Norah, who have nothing in common, this production takes a close look at the starkest difference between the two — life and death.

“The script was a complex one and enacting it was even a bigger challenge,” says Veronica Xavier, co-director of the play. Peele Scooter Wala Aadmi by Ramjas College will bring out the complexities of the life of a man caught up in grey, between his past and the present. “It’s a big thing to be among the eight plays short listed from about 28 entries,” said Mohit Mukherjee.

The festival is on till December 12 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road and Epicentre at Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Collegiate theatre will take place Amphitheatre, IHC.

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