GUWAHATI, Sept 11 - Samahar Natya Gosthee�s 12th annual Brajanath Sharma Memorial Inter-State Drama Festival was inaugurated yesterday evening by veteran Sattriya dance exponent Padma Shri Jatin Goswami.
Kohinoor, the souvenir of the festival was released by Gauhati Artists� Guild president Aminul Haque, while the festival lamp was lit by Brajanath Sharma�s grand-daughter Neelakshi Mishra Sharma.
The ceremony was followed by the play of the first night. Jirsong Theatre from Guwahati presented Baagh. Originally written by Sisir Kumar Das, the Assamese translation was done by Mamoni Raisom Goswami. Directed by Rabijita Gogoi, the play mainly talked about women�s condition when violence spreads out during a killing spree. Represented by two isolated women � a Hindu and a Muslim � fleeing for their lives amidst raging violence, Baagh (the man-eater tiger) tried to analyse the reasons for such disturbances in society.
This evening, Samahar Natya Gosthee presented their highly acclaimed play PIL-99, written and directed by renowned playwright Dr Sitanath Lahkar. The drama highlights rampant corruption, even in the name of drinking water, and poignantly presents how the verdict of the people�s legal battle is stalled by the powers that be.
On Wednesday Gauhati University�s Neinad Gosthee will stage Janaknandini, which is based on the epic Ramayana.