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Theatre fest highlights female feticide, elderly issues


Female feticide and stories about various obsessions of people are set to be centre stage at ‘Rangotsav’

RangotsavNew Delhi: Female feticide, alienation among the elderly and stories about various obsessions of people are set to be center stage at a theater festival.

Presented by theater group Rangbhoomi, the drama festival ‘Rangotsav’ which begins here on November 27 is an assortment of plays including ‘Samrat Ashok’, written and directed by Daya Prakash Sinha, ‘Kissa Maujpur Ka’ and ‘Hi! Handsome’ written and directed by Jayvardhan and Chitra Singh respectively.

Organizers say each of the plays has “distinct story-lines, shades, characters and messages put to portrayal.” The lineup of directors is known for their multi-disciplinary contribution to theater direction and playwright.

The opening play on November 27 is set to unveil nuances of a character named Samrat Ashok, who has an inferiority complex regarding his looks.

‘Kissa Maujpur Ka’, scheduled for the second day brings on stage the fate of an unborn girl child. The play highlights the double standards followed by society regarding abortion, especially of girl children.

The festival finale ‘Hi! Handsome’, set to be staged for the 55th time in Delhi and revolves around issues relating to the elderly.

“This year’s Rangotsav is special as we have three different stories, cross-questioning people’s viewpoints and evolving with time in order to bring about a bigger change in the society,” says, J P Singh, Secretary, Rangbhoomi.

“At Rangbhoomi, we aim to bring forth issues and catch hold of the right audience with the right kind of depiction juxtaposed with brilliant talents in the theater industry”, he says.

Registered, as an Institution of Art in the year 1993, the troupe has been active in the field of theatre for the last 20 years.

Apart from Delhi, Rangbhoomi has performed its plays in various cities like, Chandigarh, Udaipur, Kurukshetra, Gwalior, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Rohtak, Allahabad, Hamirpur and Lucknow as well.


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