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By May 28, 2018No Comments

Source : The Pioneer

Jamshedpur | in Ranchi :  The Tagore Society is gearing up to organize a theatre festival from June 1. The three-day event will be held at Rabindra Bhavan auditorium between June 1 and June 3 and will stage four Bengali plays.

The Theatre Artists’ of Jamshedpur (TAJ) will organise Jyotirindranath Tagore’s Alik Babu directed by Tushar Dasgupta on Day One. On June 2, a group from Ranchi Union Club will perform Nirup Mitra’s Phulbagan directed by Rathin Chatterjee followed by Bimal Kar’s Ghatak. On June 3, Kolkata-based theatre group Nandikar will present Panchajanya directed by Sohini Sengupta. Sengupta is the daughter of veteran theatre icon Rudraprasad Sengupta.

“Theatre caters to a very niche audience but it has a vast subject and it involves acting, stage set up, lighting and voice modulation. People need to understand that. Films draw people because of glamour but few people understand that theatre has its own glamour. We are trying to make them understand the importance of theatre,” noted an official of the society. He said that the basic idea behind the festival is to create awareness among the youths the rich works.

“Plays give social message, which is important for today’s society. Time has changed. It is sad to note that the present generation is much keen about the books on Harry Potter rather literary works from their own native country. We want to show the children how rich and creative are the works of our writers,” said an artist.

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