GUWAHATI, Feb 18 � Jyotirupa�s annual Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah Full Length Drama Festival would begin on February 24 at the Rabindra Bhawan, Guwahati.
After successfully completing its 33rd one-act play competition recently, Jyotirupa, a socio-cultural organization, would enthrall the theatre-lovers yet again with the five-day drama fest, which would conclude on February 28.
With five exceptional full-length plays on offer, the organizers of the festival hoped that like the last year, the drama fest would be a big crowd-puller this time.
�Bratya Basu, Minister for Higher Education of West Bengal and an eminent theatre worker would direct Kanyadaan, the famous play written by Vijay Tendulkar. Basu would also act in the play to be staged by Swapnasuchana group of Kolkata on February 28,� said Dilip Baruah, vice-president of the organization while addressing the media here.
�The festival has been gaining popularity among the masses with every passing year and last year�s tremendous success has encouraged us to make the festival more vibrant. The festival would start on February 24 with Ashray Nirashray, an Assamese adaptation of a Bengali play, to be presented by Jyotirupa. The play has been adapted in Assamese by Krishna Bhuyan and would be directed by Tapan Bikash,� said Bhuban Lahkar, general secretary of the organization. Veteran actor Nipon Goswami would inaugurate the event.
On February 25, Guwahati Shishu Natya Bidyalaya would stage Arun Sarma�s Anupam Andhar, directed by Manik Roy. JB Production of Tezpur would stage the Assamese adaptation of the critically-acclaimed Bengali play, Nathwati-Anathwat, directed by Amrit Bargohain. Gazapuria, written by Dipak Mahanta and directed by Rafikul Hussain would be staged by Rupjyoti Sangha of Bokakhat.