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Indian group to stage plays in Pakistan

None | ByIndo-Asian News Service, Kolkata
Mar 25, 2006 01:13 PM IST

The Kolkata-based theatre group will focus on themes of globalisation and minority bashing

A Kolkata-based theatre group is all set to explore shared cultural bonds by staging plays in Pakistan that highlight the themes of globalisation and minority bashing.

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Kolkata's Alternative Living Theatre take a critical look on globalisation and the alleged victimisation of Muslims at the second PanjPani Theatre Festival in Lahore from March 31 to April 7.

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At the festival, organised by Lahore's Azoka Theatre, the Kolkata group would stage two plays, "Tritiya Juddha" (Third War) and "Victimised", ALT founder and playwright Probir Guha told the agency.

"We are going with two productions. One is the official entry, 'Tritiya Juddha', a play about the cultural aggression on the third world and how capitalism is trying to change our cultural scenario.

"The play was premiered at Tokyo first. It has travelled all over India. In Pakistan we will be completing our 279th show," said Guha, who conceived and directed the play.

"Our second play is a new experimental work showing how the Muslim community is getting victimised. The name of the play is 'Victimised'," he said.

"We are quite excited about visiting Pakistan. We have performed all over the world but never in Pakistan. I was naturally elated when they invited me," said Guha.

"The form of our theatre is very unique but I am sure we would be able to connect to each other on our content and concerns," Guha hoped.

"I am hopeful of holding theatre workshops in Pakistan as well. Very few Indian theatre groups have performed in Pakistan. This is a beginning I hope, and the exchanges would only grow," said the playwright.

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