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101 salutes

The artistes of Adakar Manch pay a 101-play salute to departed theatrical legend, Gursharan Singh. Legendary playwright, director and actor, he was undeniably a wonder for Punjabi theatre.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 17, 2012 13:23 IST
SD Sharma
SD Sharma
Hindustan Times

"Legendary playwright, director and actor, revered Gursharan Singh was undeniably a wonder for Punjabi theatre. He elicited admiration of art lovers from all segments of the society for taking socially relevant dramas to all sections of the society - from elite urban to rural - and also to remote and marginalised territories.

Sans elevated stages, functional sets or chiaroscuro light effects, his theatre retained a strong social activism," shares Sahib Singh, acclaimed playwright, director and actor.

"As a salute to the theatrical prominence of the departed legend, we, the artistes of Adakar Manch, have resolved to stage 101 plays written by him, in different phases, by March 27, 2013, which will also coincide with the World Theatre Day," adds Sahib Singh, while informing HT City that the series that commenced on March 27, 2012, saw the staging of the first phase (23 plays) under the direction of nine directors at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh.

In the second phase, twelve directors will present 28 plays at the Makhan Singh Majithia auditorium of Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, SAS Nagar.

"The theatrical extravaganza will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from August 17 to September 15, 6.30 pm onwards," says Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Rozy Sahib Singh.

First Published: Aug 17, 2012 13:21 IST