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IPCW’s Abhivyakti holds non competitive stage play festival

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It was a sight to watch, when on 13th February 2015, Abhivyakti, the Dramatics society put up the fifth edition of its annual non-competitive stage play festival with much fervour. Surabhi Dogra, the President of Abhivyakti explains, “Abhivyakti’s endeavour is to provide a non-competitive platform to the stage play teams of the Delhi University Theatre Circuit so as to celebrate theatre by removing the shackles of competitiveness.”

The event began with performance by Kirori Mal College called “Words, Words, Words”, a thought-provoking play about the identities we have in online chatrooms and the impact of teenage psyche. LSR presented its play “Smell of Lemons”, a play consisting of four distinct short stories set against the backdrop of totalitarianism. Hilarity ensued with St. Stephens’ College “Carnage”, and with such immaculate performances, they has the audience’s undivided attention, with a loud roar of laughter right on cue.

Dogra adds, “In this fifth edition, actors brought to life their various kirdaars/characters through different genres onstage.” After a break followed IP College’s own play scripted and directed by Dogra, which managed to keep the audiences riveted. Ramjas College moved everyone with their play, “The Open Couple”, about a man convincing his suicidal wife that an open marriage is politically correct. Tables are turned when she herself confesses to a new man, and now the husband becomes suicidal. The event culminated with another performance by Kirori Mal called “The Players presents”.

Kritika Narula
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Image Credits: Tarunima Kumar, IP College

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