Curtain falls on solo act festival

  • SD Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2014 11:46 IST

The week- long “Seven Wonder Solo Theatre Festival” concluded with the staging of a solo act “Upperly Manzi l ” at the Punjab Kala Bhavan on Sunday.

The Punjabi monologue based scripted with brilliance of dialogues was enacted by Vicky Baba under the direction of Ashish Sharma. The play, with an initial conflict between the apparent and the hidden later, revealed the distrustful and disloyal behaviour of the protagonist’s wife, who was earlier too caring, even when the family was very poor and her husband a handicapped person.

However, after the family had gained a respectable status, the wife gets fascinated to the company of a young army officer who shifted to their neighbourhood. This all created an imbalance in their family life. The children found solace from their ailing father, while their mother devoted more time to the company of the army officer who stayed at the upper floor, “Upperaly Manzil”. The solo act gained pace when Vicky Baba attempted to expose the cynical woman with spells of stray brilliance. The chief guest Shyam Sakha Shyam, director, Haryana State Sahitya Akademi, lauded the artists for their performance.

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