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Theatre season begins at MICA with short plays

Wednesday, 11 August 2010 - 8:47am IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: DNA
Sankalp will be hosting a series of events this year, including street theatre, workshops and experimental plays.

The 2010 theatre season at Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) began on August 7 with the institute's theatre group, 'Sankalp', presenting a series of short plays on
different themes.

The first presentation of the evening, 'Pratibimb', directed by Aashutosh Wadhwani, a final-year student of post-graduate programme in communication management (PGPCM), narrated the story of a man suffering from dissociative identity disorder. The character is in custody, accused of the murder of 13 people, and the play revolves around his interaction with a psychiatrist in an
interrogation scene.

Another Sankalp director, Ankit Akhauri, kept the audience glued to their seats with 'Stories from Partition'. Based on short stories by noted writer Bhisham Sahni, the one-act play captured the agony of Partition and the trauma it caused to the millions who had to migrate to a new homeland.

In yet another play called, 'While the Auto waits', adapted from an O Henry story, director Abhinav Krishna provided some light-hearted relief to the audience.

The script reflected the aspirations of the working class, and the frustrations of the rich and the mighty. It contrasted the frustration of a waitress who wanted to be one of the upper class elite, with the desperation of a rich and famous young man who wanted to live the life of ordinary people.

Surabhi Suri, a first-year PGPCM student who is also the contact person for the media, said: "Sankalp will be hosting a series of events this year, including street theatre, workshops and experimental plays.

These will culminate in a grand three-day theatre festival at MICA and the annual production at the Natrani amphitheatre in December."




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