Kolkata, Oct 30, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/ IBNS): The theatre lovers of Kolkata will get a taste of few of the best and promising plays from all over the nation at the ‘Airtel Lifestage – Kolkata Theatre Festival‘ beginning here from Nov 1.
‘Bharti Airtel’, the leading global telecommunication company, unveiled the ‘Lifestage- Kolkta Theatre Festival’ on Thursday.
“Interesting groups are coming, it is a good thing, It will have a contemporariness,” filmmaker Anjan Dutta said.
“Bengali theatres will benefit from this, the groups will influence and revive Bengali theatres,” he added.
“This kind of a festival is going to benefit us a lot, I feel that it is necessary to promote this kind of as festival to the people and Airtel Brand is doing it,” director Arindam Mukherjee said.
The innovative part of this theatre festival lies in the format of the play as it combines premiering of contemporary plays from various metro cities of the country beside supporting the local talents of Bengal.
“Kolkata and theatre are inseparable entities, and we are delighted to unveil Airtel Lifestage- Kolkata Thetre Festival. It is a unique designed platform where Airtel strives to connect with the Kolkatans and provide them with a distinctive and unique theatrical experience which is truly cosmopolotan in nature,” P.D. Sarma, CEO, WBO, Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel, said.
Bharti Airtel also announced that they aim at making this event an annual affair and will try to promote local talents from Bengal besides bringing in groups from outside.
The festival will commence with a play based on Chetan Bhagat’s best selling novel ‘5 Point Someone’, directed by Sunil Vishnu.
There will be two plays from the City of Joy itself that will premiere in this year’s festival- ‘221 B Baker Street’ by Arindam Mukherjee and Woody Allen’s ‘God’, directed by Kanak Gupta.
The theatre extravaganza will start from Nov 1 and will end on Nov 9 with the play titled ‘The Leela Tapes’ by the group named ‘Actor Factor’.