Rangadhara, in association with Sutradhar, is presenting Rangsutra
, a festival of theatre and arts, from 13th to 16th January at the National Institute Of Fashion Technology auditorium, Madhapur.
Nishumbita will be presenting the late Vijay Tendulkar's "Khamosh, Adalat Jaari Hai", a Hindi translation of the original Marathi play, "Shantata! Court Chalu Ahe" by Prof. Kamalakar Sontakke, on the 2nd day of the festival, the 14th of January, at 7:30pm.
It is the story of Leela Benare who was sexually abused by her maternal uncle at the tender age of 14, and then by her married colleague, whom she truly loved. She now stands trial for abortion. At the mercy of social forces that threaten to engulf her, the play reveals her plight amidst the inner violence prevailing in the society, revealed through a mock trial by a group of actors, that rises to a dramatic crescendo.
Rangadhara was formed in the July of 1971 by a group of 4 theater enthusiasts, whose first production, Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, won the Best Direction Award and 7 other awards in the Maharashtra Rajya Natya Spardha during the year 1973-74. This amateur theater group has so far produced 75 plays, with over 300 performances in Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, English and Telugu.
Sutradhar formally launched as Sutradhar casting agency Pvt. Ltd. in 1996, has come a long way since. Started by Vinay Verma, a successful theatre actor and a product of Rangadhara, Sutradhar has so far produced about 40 plays.
The play starts at 7:30pm, and the donor passes cost Rs. 300 per head for each play. Please contact Sutradhar at 98480-52541 / 98852-37887 for further details.