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GUWAHATI, March 11 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today inaugurated the Guwahati chapter of the 8th Theatre Olympics, the world�s largest theatre festival held in India for the first time.

The inaugural programme was held at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, where Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley, filmmaker Jahnu Barua and Nrityacharya Jatin Goswami were present as the guests of honour.

Ten theatrical productions will be staged in Guwahati from today to March 25. The plays to be staged include regional, international, and English language plays as well as a folk productions. All the plays will be staged at the Madhavdev auditorium. Raj Rakto, directed by Bibhash Chakraborty, will be the opening production in Guwahati. The 15-day long celebration of theatrical performances in the city will witness international productions such as Jiudo Aakash (Nepal), Antigone (Nepal), and Jail House (Brazil).

The festival will present five specially invited plays such as Raj Rakto (Bibhas Chakraborty), Panchratram (Vyomkesh Shukla), Swapnavasavdattam (Anagha Deshpande), Baijayantika (Debasis Majumdar), and Aurat Ki Jung (Urmil K Thapaliyal). One folk play, Daksha Brahman Vadhe, a Doddata form of folk drama from the northeastern parts of Karnataka, will also be staged during the fortnight.

Other plays to be staged in the city are Safarnama (Mahmud Alam), To Kill or Not to Kill (Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli), Santaap (Sandip Bhattacharya), Lal Paen (Subash Chandra Pradhan), Ebong Andhokar (Prithunandan Ghose), and Aarshi (Prokash Bhattacharya).

The 8th Theatre Olympics 2018 is organised by the National School of Drama under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Culture. The theatre extravaganza will culminate on April 8 in Mumbai.

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CM inaugurates Guwahati chapter of Theatre Olympics

GUWAHATI, March 11 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today inaugurated the Guwahati chapter of the 8th Theatre Olympics, the world�s largest theatre festival held in India for the first time.

The inaugural programme was held at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, where Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley, filmmaker Jahnu Barua and Nrityacharya Jatin Goswami were present as the guests of honour.

Ten theatrical productions will be staged in Guwahati from today to March 25. The plays to be staged include regional, international, and English language plays as well as a folk productions. All the plays will be staged at the Madhavdev auditorium. Raj Rakto, directed by Bibhash Chakraborty, will be the opening production in Guwahati. The 15-day long celebration of theatrical performances in the city will witness international productions such as Jiudo Aakash (Nepal), Antigone (Nepal), and Jail House (Brazil).

The festival will present five specially invited plays such as Raj Rakto (Bibhas Chakraborty), Panchratram (Vyomkesh Shukla), Swapnavasavdattam (Anagha Deshpande), Baijayantika (Debasis Majumdar), and Aurat Ki Jung (Urmil K Thapaliyal). One folk play, Daksha Brahman Vadhe, a Doddata form of folk drama from the northeastern parts of Karnataka, will also be staged during the fortnight.

Other plays to be staged in the city are Safarnama (Mahmud Alam), To Kill or Not to Kill (Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli), Santaap (Sandip Bhattacharya), Lal Paen (Subash Chandra Pradhan), Ebong Andhokar (Prithunandan Ghose), and Aarshi (Prokash Bhattacharya).

The 8th Theatre Olympics 2018 is organised by the National School of Drama under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Culture. The theatre extravaganza will culminate on April 8 in Mumbai.