The plays would be staged at Vidya Mandir from on Nov 12,19, 26 and 27 and will feature plays like “Evam’s Chasing My Mamet Duck”, “ Rage’s Chaos Theory, Stand up comedy ” by Anuvab Pal, “ Rafta Rafta “ by Akvarious and “Topi” by directional debutant Debshankar Halder.
The festival promises to give audience an unique opportunity to witness some exciting English contemporary plays from all over India.
PD Sharma, CEO- Kolkata, West Bengal and Orissa Telecom Circle, Bharti Airtel said, “In Bharti we believe in enriching the lives of our customers and we are going to do the same with theatrical audience.”
Actor Rajit Kapoor, who was present at the venue on Tuesday said, “It is wonderful to put such a theme together and Kolkata has a receptive audience.”
“Though the plays are in English but Kolkata has become a part of English speaking Indians,” he said.
“Sometimes we are not comfortable to laugh at ourselves but theatre makes us do so,” Kapoor said.
Actor Shantilal Mukherjee, who will be performing for the first time in Lifestage said, “Since cost has increased, theatre is becoming a problem. I expect this festival to grow big every year.”
(Reporting by Priyam Mallick / Photos by Tathagata Das)