1st Guwahati Theatre Festival begins with Hamlet
Anand Prakash Tiwari, Managing Director of Assam State Transport Corporation inaugurated the first ever Guwahati Theatre Festival today by lighting the ceremonial lamp along with Dr. Asha Kuthari, Festival Director, Mr. Sunit Jain, Festival Chairman and Mr. Swapnil Bharali, Editor GPlus and Festival Advisor. The inaugural season of the 5-day festival opened up with the play Hamlet – The Clown Prince, directed by popular actor and director Rajat Kapoor.
Hamlet – The Clown Prince is a comedy take on the famous Shakespeare tragic drama. The auditorium was almost full with viewers appreciating the performance conducted first time in the city.
The festival will end with its finale play on the 18th of September. Nationally acclaimed plays like Hamlet – The Clown Prince, The Living Room, 2 to Tango 3 to Jive, The Vagina Monologues, The Truth of Womanhood and One on One – all from leading theatre production houses of Mumbai will be showcased in the 5 days. The plays would feature popular names like Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Neil Bhoopalam, Saurabh Shukla, Kalki Koechlin, Rajit Kapoor, Achint Kaur, among others.
Through the festival, we aim to bring in celebrated personalities from the world of theatre to city (most of them visiting for the first time) and take back great learnings about the State, it's people and culture thus being our ambassadors for the State, expressed, Sunit Jain.