Guwahati, October 12: Guwahati’s premier English weekly, GPlus, has announced the second season of the Guwahati Theatre Festival which shall be held from November 01-05, 2017 at Pragjyoti ITA Centre, Machkhowa. The second edition will present five globally acclaimed plays during the five day festival. The festival will feature Quasar Thakore Padamsee’s Mother Courage and Her Children featuring veteran theatre personality Arundhati Nag on the opening day. The second day of the festival will have Broken Images featuring Shabana Azmi, written by Girish Karnad and directed by Alyquee Padamsee. The festival has two plays from Shakespeare: What’s Done is Done (Macbeth) and Piya Behrupia (Twefth Night) from two different leading theatre production houses of Mumbai. Another exciting play is The Gentleman’s Club which is a take on legendary actor of yesteryears Shammi Kapoor’s colourful life during the 70s.
“Guwahati Theatre Festival has become a landmark event after its first edition last year in the cultural landscape of the region. The purpose of this unique festival is to provide a platform in the region for a diverse range of world-class performing groups to showcase their performances amongst new audiences infusing freshness and vivacity” said Mr Sunit Jain, Festival Chairman and Publisher of the weekly tabloid.
“Along with the plays, this festival also promises to provide learning opportunities to the local youth through workshops and interactions that have been planned with visiting experts who are globally acknowledged personalities in the theatre arts” added Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri, the Festival Director.
The second edition of the festival will also feature performances by various college based theatre groups from the city who have been shortlisted after a round of nominations and auditions. The second edition of the festival is initiated by GPlus in association with Apollo Hospitals and is supported by Vodafone, Indian Oil, Ballantine’s and Hastakshar. The tickets of the event will be available at leading restaurants and coffee shops in town as well as on bookmyshow.