Stories Tagged 'Kunja theatre'
What is theatre’s role in society?” asks Sandeep Shrestha in the playbill of his new play Basudev, currently on stage at Kunja Theatre. His question echoes the sentiment found in most other playbills that are handed out before the show. Often implicit in such a line of questioning is the belief that theatre is supposed to make a valuable contribution to society. Are such questions mere rhetorical ploys? Can theatre truly contribute in society building?
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The Nepali musical adaptation of Andheri Nagari Chaupat Raja, a famous Indian drama, is currently on stage at Kunja Theatre, in Thapagaun, Baneshwor, here in the Capital. The play is translated from Hindi and directed by Ashish Ghimire and Sangeet Sapkota, who had previously brought to stage the Nepali adaptation of Chekhov’s A Marriage Proposal.
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This week saw the opening of a new theatre house in Kathmandu, the Kunja Theatre. As its debut production, the theatre house is currently staging A Madman’s Diary.
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