Guwahati Theatre Festival kicks off
Guwahati, Nov. 17 (PTI): The Guwahati Theatre Festival has kicked off with the idea to present the best of Indian theatre to the discerning audience here and has gone on to become a much awaited event in Assam’s annual cultural calendar, organisers said.
The third edition of the three-day festival began on Friday evening with ‘Laughter Therapy’, featuring television actor Mona Singh of ‘Jassi jaisi koi nahin’ fame, and three more plays are scheduled to be staged over the next two days, Festival Chairman Sunit Jain told PTI.
“We began with the passion and idea of facilitating people to witness and be enthralled by a plethora of top-notch stage artists of the country,” said Jain.
In the previous editions, noted theatre personalities such as Shabana Azmi, Arundhati Nag, Bhavna Pani, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Rajat Kapoor, Neil Bhoopalam, Saurabh Shukla and Kalki Koechlin took part in the festival.
“The Festival has fired the imagination of the people and given our dear city a certain character,” he added.
The festival will feature ‘Detective 9-2-11’ Saturday and on the concluding day it will have two plays– ‘Foreign Body’ and ‘Stories in a Song’.