Samahaara, in association with the University of Hyderabad, the British Library Hyderabad, Yavanika, LIC of India, Hansel School, Ashish Pearls, Planet M, fullhyd.com, Hampshire Plaza Hotel, Jawed Habib Banjara Hills, Clear Vision, and 040, is conducting The Hyderabad Theatre Festival
from the 10th June to the 14th at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium.
Adding to the budding fervour for theatre in the city, and taking passion for the field to another level is Samahaara, the theatre wing of 'The Magic If Creations,' the first theatre company of Hyderabad, and has been around for 5 years now, making efforts take theatre to the young, through plays, theatre workshops, technical support and directorial services.
The Hyderabad Theatre Festival
is one of their initiatives in that direction. The event will see theatre groups from Hyderabad showcasing their productions.
On the 11th June, the second day of the festival, Nasr Dramatic Society is presenting Ayn Rand's 'Night of January 16th'. The play starts at 7:30pm.
Directed by Inderjeet Kaur, the play, originally written in 1933, is an appraisal of man's relationship with his existence. It is written in the genre of a courtroom drama, a murder trial, in which the jury would be drawn from the audience and would vote on the verdict. On one level, 'Night of January 16th' is a gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man. On a deeper level, it is a dramatic objectification of Ayn Rand's vision of human strength and weakness.
Nasr Dramatic Society was formed in 1978 to provide meaningful and lasting education to the students of Nasr school through the medium of theatre. It utilizes the in-house talent of Nasr school in speech, gesture, music, dance and spectacle, into a single artistic and unique form. Over the years, the Society has traversed a varied journey through the creations of Shakespeare, to those of Shaw, including last year's home production, Joseph Stein's musical 'Fiddler On The Roof'
The schedule for the The Hyderabad Theatre Festival
is as follows:
10 June Main Raahi Masoom - By Rangadhara Theatre Stream
11 June Ayn Rand's Night Of January 16th - By Nasr Dramatic Society
12 June Vijay Tendulkar's 'Anji' - By Nishumbita
13 June Mahesh Dattani's 'Bravely Fought The Queen' - By D Fir Dramatics
14 June Neil Simon's 'The Good Doctor' - By Dramanon
Passes of Rs. 100, Rs. 200 and Rs. 500 are available at the venue, and at Planet M stores (Banjara Hills Road No. 1, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad Central, Madhapur & Parklane). Booking can also be done on www.bookmyshow.com.
Please contact Rathna Shekar Reddy at 98852-88982 / Kanchan at 96524-59389 for further details.