G Plus Guwahati Theatre Festival to Take Off on 6th December
G Plus is back with the fourth edition of Guwahati Theatre Festival (GTF) 2019 to be held from 6th December - 8th December 2019, at Pragjyoti ITA, Machkhowa in Guwahati.
The fourth edition of the festival will feature prominent personalities from the Indian film industry like Amol Palekar, Rakesh Bedi, Avijit Dutt, Anant Mahadevan and Dilnaz Irani among others.
GTF 2019 will host three nationally acclaimed plays ‘Patte Khul Gaye’, ‘The Devil wears Bataa’ and ‘Kusoor, The mistake.’
The opening play, Patte Khul Gaye is a Hindi comedy directed by veteran theatre actor Rakesh Bedi. It is a hilarious portrayal of the hypocrisy in our society. The play narrates the story of Dr Manoj Rai and his wife Manju Rai who have invited a group of friends for dinner. Manju has been preparing a lavish menu for the past three days.
Their close friend Bob is accompanied by a lady called Shireen, who is extremely rich. A hilarious but witty argument unfolds between Shireen and Manju. Packed with comical situations and entertainment, Patte Khul Gaye is a must watch for comedy lovers. The popular cast of the play includes Rakesh Bedi, Kishwer Merchant, Anant Mahadevan, Avijit Dutt and Rupali Ganguly.
Directed by Meherzad Patel, The Devil wears Bataa is a political satire and is slated to be performed on 7th December. This bilingual play is an entertaining and fictitious take on how an orange-faced, blonde-haired, pompous, loud-mouthed businessman in the Oval Office and a sharp-witted Sardarji who is the Indian PM, take on their journey of finding their next successors. The Devil wears Bataa features Danesh Irani, Sajeel Parakh, Dilnaz Irani and Darius Shroff among others.
The last day of the festival will have a Hindi thriller Kusoor (The mistake) featuring the legendary veteran actor Amol Palekar. The play features Palekar as a retired Assistant Police Commissioner Dandavate who volunteers to serve at a police control room. Adapted by Sandhya Gokhale the play shows a series of twists and turns keeping the audience engrossed throughout the performance.
GTF has become a landmark event after its first edition in the year 2016 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.
Along with the plays, the festival is also organising a theatre workshop for students of classes 7 – 10 which will be conducted by theatre expert Rakesh Bedi. The earlier workshops conducted by GTF had provided learning opportunities to the local youth in the field of performing arts.