A Week Full of Drama
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For theatre enthusiasts in Mumbai, Nehru Centre every year rolls out a week-long festival of plays featuring some of the classics of Indian theatre as well as new plays that have managed to catch the audience's imagination. On Saturday, its latest edition featuring 13 plays opens with Moteram. This IPTA play, directed by MS Sathyu, was created by some of the best names of Indian theatre. Based on a story by Munshi Premchand, it has been written by Safdar Hashmi and Habib Tanvir.
Barring the opening day, the festival will stage two plays daily. The second day of the festival will present Marathi play Satyashodhak, written by GP Deshpande and directed by Atul Pethe, and Gujarati play Tirade Phooti Kanpal, based on playwright Mahesh Elkunchawar's famous play Wada Chirebandhi. "While the former attempts to relate the life and message of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule, the latter offers a glimpse into the depth of the human psyche," says LA Kazi, director-culture of Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
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