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Celebrating Delhi on stage

There are many theatrical productions dedicated to Delhi. Another one joining the league is Atelier Theatre Group’s next, called Dillinama.

entertainment Updated: Apr 28, 2011 01:37 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

There are many theatrical productions dedicated to Delhi. Another one joining the league is Atelier Theatre Group’s next, called Dillinama. Celebrating Delhi’s 100 years, the play covers various phases that Delhi has seen over the years — from partition till now. “The play talks about what we see in Delhi. The instances relate to Chandni Chowk, Metro, Sufi poets, rickshaw pullers and many more,” says Kuljeet Singh, the director of the play adding, “The production tries to create a strong impact through the characters, who are either based in Delhi or are visiting the city as travelers.”

Dillinama also took various references from books like William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns, Khushwant Singh’s Delhi and Danish Iqbal’s Dilli. Jo Ek Shahar Tha. “It was very important for us to do proper research to be able to take on a production like this,” says Singh. All the characters in the play are played by school students aged between 14 and 16. And, the characters are linked through a common thread — the narrator, who is a foreigner living in Lajpat Nagar. The play will see over 70 actors perform on stage.

Catch them here
What: Dillinama, a theatre play
Where: New Era Public School, Mayapuri Road
When: April 30, Saturday Timing: 6pm
Tel: 9810234807

Nearest Metro station: Rajouri Garden on the Blue Line