4th edition of Guwahati Theatre Festival to Kickstart from Dec 6
GUWAHATI: Guwahati’s premier English weekly, GPlus announced the fourth season of the Guwahati Theatre Festival (GTF) which shall be held from 6th December- 8th December 2019, at Pragjyoti ITA, Machkhowa in Guwahati.
Prominent personalities from the Indian film industry like Amol Palekar, Rakesh Bedi, Avijit Dutt, Anant Mahadevan and Dilnaz Irani are among the ones to be featured in the fourth edition of the festival.
GTF will present 3 nationally acclaimed plays during the 3 days.
The festival will feature Rakesh Bedi’s Hindi play ‘Patte Khul Gaye’ featuring veteran theatre personality Avijit Dutt, Anant Mahadevan, and others on an opening day.
The second day of the festival will have the bilingual play, ‘The devil wears Bataa’ featuring Danesh Irani, Sajeel Parakh, Dilnaz Irani, Darius Shroff, and others and directed by Meherzad Patel.
On the final day, is a brand new thriller play in hindi - ‘Kusoor’ (The mistake), which features veteran actor Amol Palekar.
“Guwahati Theatre Festival 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. We are overwhelmed at the support we have received from our city’s audience who have repeatedly come to make the most of this festival.” said Mr. Sunit Jain, Festival Chairman and Publisher of the weekly tabloid, G Plus.
“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 from the field of performing arts,” added Swapnil Bharali, Editor of the publication. The workshops are organized through Brahmaputra Foundation with support from NRL and North Eastern Council, Ministry of Doner. Eminent Playwright Avinash Sarma also on the occasion.
This year, GTF has associated with ‘Agora’ to promote theatre amongst the local youth through colleges and universities and running a youth fest for performing arts alongside.
The festival is initiated by GPlus in association with The Assam Tribune and Ballantine’s Golf retreat. It is supported by Assam Tourism, Apollo Hospital, Purabi Milk, Bank of Baroda, Indian Oil and Life Insurance Corporation.
The tickets for the event will be available at leading restaurants and coffee shops in town as well as on bookmyshow.com.
Festival Director Swapnil Bharali addressing the media