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JAMMU: Four-day Natrang Theatre Festival commenced here on Tuesday at Abhinav Theatre with the presentation of William Shakespeare’s world famous play Romeo Juliet directed by Aarushi Thakur Rana.
The four-day Theatre Festival is being organised to celebrate 35 glorious years of Natrang.
This presentation of the play was sponsored by Airtel.
On the occasion, Hemant Sharma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu was the Chief Guest whereas former Director General J&K Police, Kuldeep Khoda was the Guest of Honour.
In his welcome address, Founder of Natrang Balwant Thakur gave a brief account of the eventful journey of Natrang.
“Natrang was established on May 15, 1983 with the presentation of two unique short plays Neeli Jheel and ‘Nanhen Kandhey Nanhe Pair’ directed by Balwant Thakur at Abhinav Theatre Jammu. With over 6,196 shows of over 300 globally acclaimed plays Natrang established itself as one of the most happening cultural organisation of India” he said.
The actors who participated in the play include Abhi Bargotra as Romeo, Gauri Thakur as Juliet, Goutam Sharma as Mercutio, Manoj Kumar Lalotra as Capulet, Shivam Sharma as Capulet, Mohit Kaul as Paris, Gautam Kumar as Frair, Meenakshi Bhagat as Maria, Gopi Sharma and Sushant Singh Charak as Messengers, Vrinda Sharma, Vanshika Gupta, Ajay Kumar Lalotra and Moses Marton.
The lights were designed and executed by Shivam Singh. The music of the play was rendered by Bhisham Gupta, Ritika Trehan of Looks did the make-up, Mahikshit Singh looked after the properties and the show was ably conducted by Sunita Pandit.
The hall management was looked after by Brijesh Avtar Sharma, Raheel Sharma, Aashish Parihar, Kyannat Gupta, Ashley Mehta, Mannat Gupta, Rishima Gupta, Priya Thakur, Chahat Katiyal, Sachin Saini, Deepali Sharma and Shivam Sharma. Amongst those who graced the occasion include Nishith Kumar Shil, Regional Passport Officer, Ajay Khajuria, Head Marketing – J&K, Bharti Airtel, Suresh Kumar, Neeraj Kant and Sumeet Sharma.
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