Dec 10, 2010 (CalcuttaTube): Nandikar, one of the finest theatre groups of India, has been organizing an annual National Theatre Festival since 1984 where leading theatre troupes from across the nation, and sometimes from abroad, participate.
The festival has become a prestigious cultural event in the national level. The 27th – National Theatre Festival will be held at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata during December 16 – 25, 2010. This festival will commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of RABINDRANATH TAGORE.
The festival will have performances from Assam, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Bangladesh and children friendly plays and programs.
Nandikar will be be staging their new play ‘Kanu’ on the final day along with their other popular plays ‘Madhabi’, ‘Indian Idol’, ‘Tomar Naam’ and ‘Rabindra Pranam’.
Tickets are available at the Academy of Fine arts counter.
Date / Time / Play / Playwright / Direction / Troupe
16th Thu 06-00 pm INAUGURAL CEREMONY
Sarod Pt. Debojyoti Basu (Tony)
Tabla Pt. Bickram Ghosh
17th Fri 03-00 pm Raja Ebong Onnanya (Bengali) /Tagore’s creation/Azad Abul Kalam (Pavel)/ Prachyanat, Bangladesh
06:30 pm /Ghair Zaroori Log (Urdu) /Shahid Anwar /Mushtaq Kak / Amateur Theatre Group, Jammu
18th Sat 10:00 am /Kanyadaan (Bengali) /Vijay Tendulkar-Veena Alashe /Bratya Basu/ Swapnasuchana, Kolkata
03-00 pm /Rakta Karabi (Bengali) /Rabindranath Tagore /Goutam Haldar (Film)/ Purba Pashchim Kolkata
06:30 pm / Please Mat Jaao (Hindi) /Vijay Tendulkar /Anoop Joshi Bunty/ Third Bell Bhopal
19th Sun 10-30 am *Seminar
03-00 pm / Abhisar (Assamese)/Rabindranath Tagore/Gunakar Dev Goswami/Purbaranga, Guwahati
06-30 pm /Fula – The Flower (Oriya) /Subodh Pattanaik /Subodh Pattanaik/Natyachetana, Orissa
20th Mon 06-30 pm /Bayaa Daar Ughad (Marathi)/ Sushama Deshpande / Sushama Deshpande/ Awishkar, Mumbai
21st Tue 06.30 pm / Yaar Banaa Buddy (Hindi) /Nadira Z. Babbar/ Nadira Z. Babbar/ Ekjute, Mumbai
22nd Wed 06-30 pm /Sakharam Binder (Hindi) /Vijay Tendulkar-Sarojini Verma/ Suresh Sharma /HCRFTR Himachal Pradesh
23rd Thu 06-30 pm/Begum Ki Takia (Hindi) / Ranjit Kapoor/ Ranjit Kapoor/ NSD Repertory Co. Delhi
24th Fri 06-30 pm / Jaat Hi Pochho Sadhu Ki (Hindi)/Vijay Tendulkar/ Rajinder Nath/ NSD Repertory Co. Delhi
25th Sat 10-00 am / Indian Idol (Bengali)/ Debsankar Halder /Debsankar Halder
Tomar Naam (Bengali)/ Swatilekha Sengupta /Swatilekha Sengupta / Nandikar’s Children’s Ensemble, Kolkata
03-00 pm/ Kanu (Bengali)/ Swatilekha Sengupt/ Swatilekha Sengupta/ Nandikar, Kolkata
Rabindra Pronam (Bengali)/ Rabindranath Tagore /Jhulan Mukherjee–Shambhunatha Shaw /Nandikar, Kolkata
06-30pm/Madhabi (Bengali) / Bhisham Sahni/ Swatilekha Sengupta / Nandikar, Kolkata