NSD’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav to host 125 plays in 6 cities

NSD’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav to host 125 plays in 6 cities
Jan 29 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 1/29/2019 12:56:04 PM IST

 The 20th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the annual theatre festival of the National School of Drama (NSD), will bring to theatre lovers of six cities its bouquet of plays, interactive sessions and other cultural events from Friday.

The international theatre festival will kick off here on February 1, bringing a diverse range of Indian and international productions comprising 125 shows in multiple languages.

The opening play ‘Karanth ke Rang’, directed by Amod Bhatt, is a medley of songs composed by late B.V. Karanth, a stalwart of Kannada and Hindi theatre.

The 21-day festival will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and four plays will be staged on the life, philosophy and principles of ‘Bapu’.

Delhi will host 89 plays: 25 plays in Hindi, 16 in Bengali, 5 in Kannada, 2 in Marathi, 2 in Odia, 2 in Gujarati, 2 in Manipuri, 3 in English, 2 in Assamese, 2 in Malayalam and 1 each in Maithili, Telugu, Nepali and Sanskrit, in addition to 15 global plays. 

The festival also brings eight folk performances to theatre aficionados in the city.

International productions from countries such as Bangladesh, Poland, Russia, Sri Lanka, the Czech Republic, Italy, Nepal, Romania and Singapore as well as non-verbal, folk and multi-lingual performances will enthrall the audience.

“The Delhi performances will be held at Bahumukh and Chahumukh (7.30 p.m.), Open Lawn (6 p.m.) and Abhimanch (8.30 p.m.) at the NSD’s Bahawalpur House campus as well as Sri Ram Centre (4 p.m.), LTG (5.30 p.m.), and Kamani (7 p.m.) auditoriums,” a statement by NSD said.


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