BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, March 24: Bengali play Aarshi mirrored life of actresses on Day 14 of the 8th Theatre Olympics in Guwahati on Saturday.
Guwahati has been hosting 15 plays from March 11 to March 25, 2018, comprising regiol, intertiol and English language plays as well as folk productions.
Guwahati is one of the co-hosts for the 8th Theatre Olympics which is being held for the first time in India. On Saturday, the Madhavdev Intertiol Auditorium at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati saw the performance of Bengali play Aarshi, directed by Prokash Bhattacharya.
The play, performed by ndipat group from Kolkata, attempts to look back in time, on how the hostile ture of the society affected the persol lives of many glorious actresses. The play revolves around the truth of legacy of dispossession of womanhood vis-à-vis the counter revolution which reflects in the mirror, ‘Aarshi’, of our society.
The Guwahati edition of the 8th Theatre Olympics will end on Sunday with the performance of Hindi play ‘Aurat Ki Jung’ directed by Urmil Kumar Thapliyal. The play is about the plight, struggle and success of women in utanki, a popular folk-theatre of India. The play is a tribute to all such women who contributed to this form of art. It is perfect blend of the traditiol utanki and modern drama.
The Guwahati chapter of Theatre Olympics 2018 is organized by tiol School of Drama (NSD) under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and in collaboration with the Government of Assam. The Guwahati edition of the festival will end on March 25.