After successfully making its debut last year, the Hyderabad Theatre Festival is now in its second outing. Titled the Hyderabad Theatre & Short-Film Festival
, it has been scheduled for 19th to 25th July, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. A total of 7 plays and 6 short films will be screened during the week-long festival.
"Waiting For Godot", a comedy absurdist play, will be staged by Nishumbita, on the fifth day of the festival, the 23rd of July. The play was originally written by Samuel Beckett, in the late 1940s, and first published in 1952 by Grove Press.
This 95-minute play was directed by Rammohan Holagundi. Beckett originally wrote Godot in French, his second language, as En Attendant Godot. An English translation by Beckett himself was published in 1955.
Waiting For Godot revolves around Vladimir and Estragon and their pitiful wait for hope to arrive. At various times during the play, hope is constructed as a form of salvation, in the personages of Pozzo and Lucky, or even as death. The subject of the play quickly becomes an example of how to pass the time in a situation which offers no hope.
Samahaara is a non-profit cultural society based in Hyderabad. For the last 6 years, it has been making efforts at taking theatre to the young minds of Hyderabad. The members include young working professionals and students.
Donor passes are priced at Rs. 500, Rs. 250 and Rs. 100 per head for each day. The passes are available at the following Cafe Coffee Day outlets:
- Cafe Coffee Day, City Center Mall
- Cafe Coffee Day, Opp. Taj Krishna
- Cafe Coffee Day, S P Road
- Cafe Coffee Day, Jubilee Hills Rd. No. 36
- Cafe Coffee Day, ISB
- Cafe Coffee Day, GVK One
- Cafe Coffee Day, Somajiguda
- Cafe Coffee Day, Himayathnagar
- Cafe Coffee Day, Madhapur
- Cafe Coffee Day, Raheja Mindspace
Please contact Ratna Shekar Reddy, president of Samahaara, at 98852-88982 for further details.