GUWAHATI, Feb 20 � The 7th Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah Full Length Drama Festival that will kick off on February 23 at the Rabindra Bhawan here will bring a bouquet of selected plays for the theatre lovers in the capital city.
Koi Baat Chale, the much loved romantic comedy starring Yashpal Sharma and directed by Ramji Bali will be the attraction of the festival this year. This play about a school teacher who is in his mid 30s and searching for the right match, has entertained audience wherever it has been staged.
Addressing mediapersons on Friday, functionaries of socio-cultural organization Jyotirupa, that has been annually holding this festival, said that this endeavour is aimed at promoting meaningful theatre in the state.
General secretary Naren Hazarika, working president Dilip Baruah and vice president Dr Roman Sarma said that the festival is dedicated to the memory of one of the architects of modern Assam Radha Govinda Baruah so as to promote the contributions of the stalwart towards the cultural field particularly in theatre.
�This year six plays will be staged during the festival and each play will give the theatre lovers a different experience,� informed Hazarika.
The five day festival will begin with presentation of Dahan and Hahir Aarar Banhi. It needs to be mentioned here that these two plays had won prizes at the 36th Jyotirupa North East One Act Play Competition. According to the functionaries , presentation of the award winning one act plays will motivate the amateur theatre groups in the state.
Everyday the show will begin at 6 pm.
On the second day, Kakshyapath, on the third day Koi Baat Chale, on the fourth day Satya Bodhan and on the concluding day Rhythm of the Valley will be staged.
Calling upon all theatre lovers to extend support to its mission of promoting meaningful plays, Jyotirupa functionaries informed that entry to all the shows including to the shows to be performed by the outside group is free but that the visitors will have to carry the passes issued by it.