Jammu Tawi, April 25
In fifth day Unison Theatre Festival organized by Unison Repertory, Rangyatri today showcased Ismail Choonara’s “Broken Chair” translated in Hindi by Uma Jhunjhunwala under the direction of Sahitya Kala Akademi awardee Mushtaq Kak at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu.
Mushtaq Kak tailored it in such a modern-day manner that made the audience spell bound right through the whole play. It was a theatrical delight for the audience present in the auditorium who meticulously enjoyed the performance and applauded at the ironic proportion of the play. The play portrayed the drama hidden in the old relationship of 3 friends when they meet together some day. The actors’ who performed in the play were cherished by one and all.
The play begins with the union of 3 friends at a secluded and unknown place. As the play moves on, it unfolds the drama that was hidden in their relationship. One of the friends is in procession of a broken chair, 2nd has a leg of the chair and the 3rd friend has an alarm clock. A bucket is also portrayed in the play with a hole and a torn out shoe. The play symbolizes all the belongings and events occur with life.
The actors who acted in the play included Sandeep Verma as Ravi. Shilakha Sharma as Sumitra and Vivek Sangotra played the part of Aziz.
The set was designed by Vivek Sangotra and Tovin Kumar. Music was scored by Shanaya Khanna. Lights were executed by Sunil Sharma and Costumes were designed by Ankit Sharma. Sandeep Verma was the associate director and Mohit Chib arranged the property.
Unison Repertory is organizing this theatre festival with an aim to promote theatre as a key cultural element in the State as well as to bring together and spark a dialogue among theatre lovers from various parts of the State and country. Unison Repertory undertakes to showcase world’s best plays in Jammu and will also toughen the instant of uniformity of the concert.