The 12th Annual Brajanath Sharma Memorial Inter-State Drama Festival by well-known amateur theatre group Samahar Natya Gosthee will begin from 6 pm Monday.
The festival beginning on September 10 will continue to September 16, 2018 at the District Library Auditorium in the city.
The festival is being organised in association with Indian Oil Corporation. The main focus of the festival will be on women playwrights and directors.
The Festival Lamp will be lit by Brajanath Sharma’s daughter Nirmala Mishra and granddaughter Neelakshi Mishra Sharma. The festival will be inaugurated by veteran Sattriya Dance expert Padma Shri Jatin Goswami.
The ceremony will be followed by the play of the first night.
Jirsong Theatre from Guwahati will present their play ‘Baagh’ on Monday.
Originally written by Sisir Kumar Das, the play’s Assamese translation was done by Jnanpeeth Award winning litterateur Mamoni Raisom Goswami.
Directed by Rabijita Gogoi, the play ‘Baagh’mainly talks about women’s condition when violence spreads out in a killing spree. Represented by two isolated women – a Hindu and a Muslim – fleeing for their lives amidst raging violence, termed as the man-eater tiger, the play analyses the reasons for such disturbances in the society.
The music of the play has been composed by Rupam Bhuyan.