The largest performing arts festival of Delhi University was brought back this year with Histrionica 2015 by the Dramatics Society of Shri Ram College of Commerce from the 24?thto 26?thof February. The fest was a three day extravaganza consisting of four sub events.
The first day started with the common call wherein all the street play teams participating in the flagship street play competition, ?Aahvaan,?were asked to initiate the festivities by assembling at the event location and bringing out their musical talents with a jam session. This was followed by the actual competition wherein the teams from Gargi College, SGTB Khalsa College, CVS, Indraprastha College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Shivaji College, Hindu College, GTBIT and SRCC presented their productions. The crowd favourites were teams from College of Vocational studies with ?Nabbe Second Ki Red Light ?for their strong depiction and SRCC for? Kotwal.
The second day had two major events, the first being Charades, which is the flagship stage play event and the other being Just For Laughs which is the standup comedy show. This year, the East India Comedy show was present at Just for Laughs with Sorabh Pant and Sahil Shah, who in a matter of moments had the audience in knots with their quick wit and hilarious impersonations. This was followed by an interactive session with the audience and their views on everything Indian. Charades put up plays by Khalsa College, SRCC and Hans Raj College, out of which SRCC’s ‘Pune Highway’ was the winner.
The third day of the fest brought the second day of Charades and the most anticipated event Livewire, the official music night of Histrionica. Charades had plays by Sri Venkateswara College, SRCC and LSR. ‘The Goat or Who is Sylvia?’ performed by Sri Venkateswara College was a true winner while ‘Rumours’ by SRCC kept the audience hooked throughout the performance.
The day ended with a live performance by ?Agnee?.The band gave out an amazing performance and with Mohan Kannan on vocals. The guitar players did justice to the hour long waiting line and the evening was an exceptional experience. Histrionica 2015 was indeed worth the wait, here’s to everything we love about performing arts!
Image credits: Ankit Kumar