Gomant Vidya Niketan (GVN), Margao has organised a three-day annual ‘Panchamved-Theatre festival’ which began on May 31 to June 2 at Govind (Baba) Kare Auditorium. One act plays on being performed on all three days is the highlight of this festival.
On May 31, one-act Marathi play ‘Savitri’ written by poet, P S Rege and directed by Ravindra Lakhe was staged. Today, ‘Thakur Aur Mai’ based on the guru- shishya relation will showcase a relationship of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda. This Hindi play is written by Neetish Vagh and directed by Yogesh Patil. It is presented by The Empty Space, Pune. Tomorrow, June 2, a Hindi comedy play ‘Mansha Ki Shaadi’ will be performed by Aarti Tiwari at 6.30 p.m. It is written by Ketki Pandit and directed by Zameer Kamble. Mansha Ki Shaadi is about the life of Dulari Tiwari, a middle-aged Indian housewife, whose daughter Mansha is about to get married. Years of prayers and fasts have finally borne fruit for Dulari but weddings are such fragile things. A riot of laughter and wit, Mansha Ki Shaadi unfolds the delicate drama of mother-daughter relationship. While Dulari is determined to see Mansha settled in wedlock, Mansha has other plans.
This will be followed by a Hindi one act play ‘Bhanwar’, written and directed by Virajas Kulkarni for the production of Theatron Entertainment, Pune. This play features Shivraj Waichal. Bhanwar is the play that tells the tale of the eponymous Bhanwar Singh, a watchman by profession. The festival is being held for the second time in the memory of late Damodar Kashinath Naik.
(Free and open to all)