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Purbanchal Natya Yatra kicks off

- PARBAT PORTEL, JHAPA

Jan 11, 2018-The Mandala Theatre Nepal and Let’s International Private Limited are jointly organising the second edition of the Purvanchal Natya Yatra, a series of stagings of the play Sarjameen. The play, which is based on the popular story Paribandha by Puskar Shumsher, will be staged in eight cities in eastern Nepal. 

Mandala Theatre has been repeatedly staging plays in various cities around the country in the past year through its Mobile Theatre programme. Under the initiative, plays like Junkiri, Manchinte Firante, and Degree Maila were presented using the mobile theatre. Likewise, Latiko Chhoro was also staged in cities in the mofussil in October.    

“It is necessary that we decentralise the theatre,” artist Rajan Khatiwada, the artistic director of Mandala Theatre, said “We have audiences all over the country and we must work to extend our theatre culture.”

Khatiwada shares that this project would prove very valuable for the local communities who will be meeting popular artists while viewing the play.   

The current leg of the mobile theatre began from Letang, Morang on January 10. The show will now run for the next three days at Belbari before moving to Jhapa. Eventually, the play will be staged at Dhulabari (Jhapa), Chulchuli (Ilam), Jhorahat (Morang), Ramailo (Morang), and Biratnagar.

Sarjameen features artists Buddhi Tamang, Bijay Baral, Pradip Kumar Chaudhary, Bikash Joshi, Umesh Tamang, Ranjana Oli, Binita Gurung and Somnath Khanal. 

Along with the play, the tour will also feature a ten day-long Theatre Workshop for local artists in the area. Both Khatiwada and Sarjameen director Prawin Khatiwada will be training the local artists. Moreover, actor Dayahang Rai will also be supervising the workshop. 

Published: 11-01-2018 08:54

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