The gloomy silence of the city amidst its bustling liveliness that is the theme of theatre director Lokesh Jains play Daawat-e-Khichdi,which was staged on Saturday at LTG Auditorium. Based on the lives of city-folk,the play tries to portray the feelings of the migrants in the Capital who have left their hometown to pursue their dreams. Dawat-e-Khichdi is a montage that elaborates the antecedents,processes and consequences of modern-day city life, says Jain.
The play is part of the ongoing 8th Natsamrat Natya Utsav,which is on till February 5. With 12 plays ranging from classics such as Rabindranath Tagores Samapti and Munshi Premchands Godaan to thought-provoking plays such as Arvind Gaurs Ambedkar Aur Gandhi and comedies such as Chandu Ki Chachi by Brandom Thomas - the festival promises to be entertaining.
The line-up is interesting. There will be Hello Mantri ji (on January 29) ,a comedy directed by Vashisht Upadhyay,which tells the story of a universitys Hindi department dean,whose son gets into confrontation with a powerful politicians son. The play Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai,written by Vijay Tendulkar (on February 5) is a tale of a woman who has been physically exploited by her uncle and later,by one of her colleagues.
8th Natsamrat Natya Utsav is on from January 26 to 29 and February 3 to 5 at LTG Auditorium,Copernicus Marg,Mandi House. Contact: 23389713