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Catch the drama of human life

Aditi Pant, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, November 27, 2013
First Published: 17:54 IST(27/11/2013) | Last Updated: 18:07 IST(1/12/2013)

Human emotions can be messy. And, not to forget, also complicated. Exploring the human side, with various social causes as the backdrop, is an ongoing theatre festival in the city.

Presented by city-based theatre group, Rangbhoomi, the Rangotsav Theatre Festival, that kicked off yesterday, aims to showcase plays with distinct storylines, characters and social messages.
The fest will stage two more plays titled, Kissa Maujpur Ka and Hi! Handsome, on November 28 and 29 respectively. Says festival secretary JP Singh, “Each year we try to give a new face to the festival. The theme this year is to focus on social causes and how we react to and understand them. Our plays deal with the theme in various ways.”

Singh adds, “Rangotsav is special. We have stories touching on important causes such as obsession, female foeticide and loneliness among the elderly. Via the festival we aim to bring forth issues and catch hold of the right audience.”

Delhi, for one, is turning into one grand stage for theatre artists.

Lauding the mushrooming of such festivals, in and around the Capital, writer-director Daya Prakash Sinha says, “This is the first time I’m participating in Rangotsav, and it has been a fulfilling journey. We need festivals like these to explore theatre in a better way and make it more popular among the masses. It will help cement the popularity of theatre in the city.”


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