With plays that incite your soul and scripts that touch your heart, Jairangam- The Theatre festival, is once again returning to Jaipur with some of the hottest and most touching plays. The festival was initiated in the year 2001 with a vision to enliven the spirit of people and provide an outstanding platform to all the artists.

The week-long theatre festival will be presenting some of the celebrated theatre personalities of the nation including the artists, directors and playwrights. This event will witness around 35 soul-stirring plays along with a special play for children, art stroke and a photography competition. The plays will be staged at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Birla Auditorium and Maharana Pratap Auditorium. Along with this, various plays and activities for kids will also be held at schools and colleges across the city. Also, this year, the lifetime achievement award will be initiated at three levels wherein the expert theatre artists of Jaipur, Rajasthan and India will be acknowledged for their contributions to the world of theatre.

Plays on repeat

The festival will host 1 Rajasthani, 5 English and 25 Hindi plays. In a bid to ensure that maximum number of people watch the plays, certain plays will also be held twice, such as- Krishna V/s Kanhaiya by Paresh Rawal, A Woman Alone by Arvind Gaur and Maa in Transit by Makaran Deshpande. Other than this, the famous play by Hardik Sha, The Job, will also be enacted on the fifth day of the festival.

Many well-known television personalities such as Kiran Kumar, Kumud Mishra, Sudhir Pande, Himani Shivpuri, Ranjit Kapoor, Shilpi Marwah, Imran Rashid and more will also grace the event with their active participation.

Special attention to Children

Giving special attention to children, this year the festival’s Curtain Raiser will be performed by children wherein Pranab Mukherjee’s play- Hamlet in Hamlet out will be staged at the SMS school stadium. Various super-talented and gifted artists will perform at around 15 different schools and colleges in the city.

Photography Competition for the shutterbugs!

Last but not the least, the event will also host an online photography competition for all the budding shutterbugs of Rajasthan. In order to take part in the competition, anyone from the state can post their self-clicked pictures on the Facebook page starting 1st October. Around 100 winning photographs will be exhibited during the seven energetic and fun filled days of the festival.

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