Print Edition - 2016-12-29  |  Life & Style

Andho Yug on stage at Mandala

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Dec 29, 2016-

Mandala Theatre in the Capital is currently staging a play titled Andho Yug: The Age of Darkness; written in 1954 by eminent Indian playwright Dharmavir Bharati, the play has been adapted in Nepali by Rajendra Shalav and is directed by Dipal Baral. 

Andho Yug explores the final days in the war of Mahabharata and in doing so it passes commentaries on morality and violence. 

First staged in 1962 in Mumbai, the play’s Nepali rendition has been enacted on stage by the trainee theatre artists of Lab 5. 

Speaking about the play, translator Shalav says, “The Mahabharata is one of the most powerful works of literature of our time. Although Andho Yug harkens back to a primordial tale, its stories of mores and violence still resonate with our time. Andho Yug is a play that roots back to a primordial time, yet tells the story of our time.”

The play features actors Aayan Khadka, Suprina Shrestha, Kiran Sharma, Milan Karki, and Bikram Shrestha in lead roles.

Published: 29-12-2016 08:30

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