G Plus Guwahati Theatre Festival Season 3 slated for 16th-18th November
Guwahati’s premier English weekly, G Plus announced the third season of the Guwahati Theatre Festival which shall be held from 16th November - 18th November 2018, at Pragjyoti ITA, Machkhowa.
“The GTF is turning out to be a landmark in the cultural landscape of Guwahati. It is our annual endeavour to bring the best of plays to the city and this edition will hopefully elevate the status of the festival further,” said Festival Advisor and Editor of G Plus, Swapnil Bharali.
This is the third season of Guwahati Theatre Festival and just like its last two seasons, this year too, the festival shall witness 4 globally acclaimed plays during the 3 days. The Festival will feature Laughter Therapy on 16th Nov and Detective 9-2-11 on 17th Nov. The concluding day, i.e., 18th Nov will have two plays viz. Foreign Body and Stories in a Song. Laughter Therapy features Mona Singh who is well known for her iconic role of Jassi (Jasmeet Walia) in the mega TV serial, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. Detective 9-2-11 is a gripping, nerve-wracking but thoroughly exhilarating escape drama, directed by Atul Kumar. The play shall feature renowned actors like Neil Bhoopalam and Sukant Goyel amongst others. Foreign Body is a 100-minute play in English language. It is a beautifully crafted solo show by Imogen Butler-Cole about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. Stories in a Song tells stories of musical forms such as kajri, thumri, dadra, khayal, remixes and more. Directed by Sunil Shanbag, the play features actors Sukant Goel, Saurabh Nayyar, Namit Das etc.
“It gives me immense pleasure to be part of a festival that has set benchmarks in the cultural arena of the city. Theatre as always been an inseparable part of my life and associating with GTF will make this experience memorable and priceless”, said Abhijit Hazarika, Festival Advisor. The third edition shall also witness theatre workshops conducted by Namit Das and Atul Kumar for schools and college students respectively. The last date for registration is 10th November.
The Festival is initiated by G Plus in association with Ballantines. Powered by Assam Tribune and supported by Apollo Hospitals Guwahati, North East Small Finance Bank, XUV 500 from Mahindra & Mahindra, Servo from Indian Oil, and Outreach Advertising. This season, the Guwahati Theatre Festival has joined hands with Round Table India Guwahati Chapter GCRT 239 to promote and propagate the festival. Round Table India is a young businessmen and professionals club with the key objective of community service focusing on building infrastructure for education of underprivileged children. RTI has built 6,189 classrooms in 2,588 schools with a total outlay of Rs. 244.65 cr.
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