RATNAV Theatre Festival to bring out three women-centric plays from Sept 1-3

 RATNAV Theatre Festival to bring out three women-centric plays from Sept 1-3

A scene from Kahani Ramgarh Sethan Ki

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For the first time in the history of Delhi, theatre lovers will witness three plays, written, directed, acted and performed by a female playwright, that directly question the problems women face in modern day society.
The Rang Utsav embraces burning themes through theatre, and will be a new and unique experiment. The three-day Rang Utsav organised by Rama Theatre Natya Vidya Sanstha (RATNAV) will be held at 6.30pm from September 1-2, at Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House.
All the three plays are written and directed by renowned theatre artist Rama Pandey, who is also performing in these. RATNAV is doing remarkable work on socially relevant, women-centric topics.
Eminent playwrights Mohan Maharishi and Anjula Maharishi would be honoured with the RATNAV Rang Puraskar for their dedication to the stage during the theatre fest.
The three plays are Ramgarh Ki Katha (to be staged on September 1), Roop Vidroop (to be staged on September 2) and Lallan Miss (to be staged on September 3).
The play Ramgarh Ki Katha is the story of the incredible heritage of the ancient city of Ramgarh, This play is the story of a city in Rajasthan, which was settled by the merchants and ruled by merchants. Where their word was law and their power was absolute and at par with the king.

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Dancer Shovana Narayan and Theatre Director Rama Pandey in a scene from Roop Vidroop

The second play Roop Vidroop touches on the painful subject of acid attack, and salutes the courage of such victims. This is the first time that a violent and painful subject like acid attacks is being written and performed through song and drama. Padma Shri Kathak dancer Shovana Narayan’s emotional dance performance along with the writing and direction of noted actress and writer Rama Pandey is sure to ethrall the audience.
The third play Lallan Miss is based on the real-life story of a eunuch who breaks down the walls of social prejudice and builds a school for slum children, so that they can have a better future. A 44 year old transgender known as Lallan Hijra built this school in Patna, despite threats from the land mafia.
“Ratnav Rang Utsav is my resolve in which I have tried to leave a deep impact on the audience by mixing together the rich colorful traditions of India. This time we have made these three plays to communicate directly with the audience on women-based issues, all the plays openly communicate with the present society on the important issues of the consciousness of women’s social behavior for women by women,” says Pandey.
Abhijit Awasthi, Founder Sideway Consulting said, “Sideway is committed to helping to preserve and promote the various forms of Indian art and theatre and their practitioners.


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