By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 23: On Friday, the Madhavdev Intertiol Auditorium at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati saw the performance of Marathi play Swapvasavadatta by director Agha Deshpande.
Guwahati is one of the co-hosts for the 8th Theatre Olympics which is being held for the first time in India.
The play, performed by Goa’s Abhivyaktee group, is a sequel to Pratijyougandharaya composed by the great Sanskrit poet, Mahakavi Bhasa. It is a play of tender love, in both phases of union and separation and also speaks about the never-ending conflict between duty and desire.
On Saturday, the Theatre Olympics will see the penultimate performance of the Bengali play Aarshi, directed by Prokash Bhattacharya. The play 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 society.
The Guwahati chapter of Theatre Olympics 2018, organized by tiol School of Drama (NSD) under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India and in collaboration with the Government of Assam, will end on March 25 with the performance of the Hindi play Aurat Ki Jang.