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JAMMU: Samooh Theatre on Wednesday staged Oedipus Rex under the ongoing 2nd Theatre Festival being organized by Sangam Theatre Group Reasi and supported by Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India) here at Abhinav Theatre Jammu.
On the occasion, Dr S.D Singh Jamwal, IG Police Jammu was the Chief guest while former Minister, Jugal Kishore Sharma was the Guest of Honour.
Oedipus Rex was presented by Samooh Theatre and directed by Ravinder Sharma, J.N Kaushal’s Urdu translation was watched with rapt attention by the audience.
Sandeep Thakur as Oedipus was impressive for almost flawless diction of Urdu, free-flowing dialogues with great control over pitch and tone. Equally good were Neeraj Sethi as Creon, Chetan Charak as Tiresias, Aashima Dutta as Jacosta, Samdish as Messenger, Rohan Sharma as Shephard, Deepika Jamwal as Antigone, Ritika Jamwal as Ismene, while chorus comprised of Harpreet Kaur, Nanisi, Anjali Sharma, Neha Lengeh, Sandeep Manhas, Tarun Cahrak, Shubham Singh, Abhishake Sharma, Akshit Sethi, Sakshav Raina, Kartavya Singh and Kousar Chandpuri.
On the back stage music was composed by Rohit Bains, Costume, Set and Prop by Ravinder Sharma, make-up by Shammi Dhamir, lights by Ravinder Sharma and Suraj Ganjoo, Choreograph by Rohit Bains. The stage management was compered by Anita chandpuri and Princy Bhat.
Dr S.D Singh Jamwal appreciated the artist who staged the wonderful performance and also appreciated the efforts made by the Sangam Theatre Group Reasi. Jugal Sharma, while appreciated the efforts of Sangam Theatre Group, said it was the first ever theatre festival from the Reasi Theatre Group has imitated by Akram Khan done in Jammu and he expressed hope that this tradition shall be continue in future both Reasi and Jammu as well.
Among others who were present include Anil Bharti, Manzoor Mir, Surinder Goel, Janak Khajuria, Dr Baljeet Rai, Shadab Khan, Madan Rangeela, Neeraj Kesar, Promeela Koul, Parveen Akhtar, Rohit Bhat, Shazi Khan, Vijay Goswami and Raja Aamir Khan.
Lastly, vote of thanks was presented by Director Sangam Theatre Group, Akram Khan. The next play ‘Yeh Meeri Wife Hai’ will be presented by Nav Durga Kala Manch Jammu under the direction Pankaj Sharma on March 15.
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