STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Natrang celebrated its 37th Foundation Day here on Wednesday with presentation of John Millington Synge’s popular play ‘Riders to the Sea’. The play was staged under the direction of Neeraj Kant at Natrang Studio Theatre, Jammu. In last 36 years, through selfless contribution of thousands of its associates, Natrang has brought J&K theatre to the national and international limelight and its highly acclaimed plays vibrated the theatre world and proudly traveled across the length and breadth of the country. The plays crossed the boundaries of India as well and won appreciation in Russia, Germany, UK, Singapore, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, and UAE and thus establishing a globally acknowledged brand ‘Natrang’. Natrang was established on 15th May, 1983 with presentation of two short plays ‘Neeli Jheel’ and ‘Nanhen Kandhey Nanhen Pair’ directed by Balwant Thakur at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu. The actors who acted in the first performance of Natrang included Vijay Atri, Aasha Arora, Arvind Anand, Mohan Singh, Prabodh Jamwal and Arun Sharma. Director Natrang, Balwant Thakur expressed that Natrang has a dream for Jammu and a mission to establish this place as an International destination of theatre. He thanked all those who contributed in the historic revolutionary creative journey called Natrang and hoped that all admirers and patrons of Natrang will continue to shower their blessings in future also. Actors who acted in today’s performance included Meenakshi Bhagat, Vrinda Sharma, Manoj Lalotra, Arti Devi, Simran, Kananpreet Kaur, Udit Sagar and Umang Sharma. The lights were operated by Neeraj Kant while Sushant Singh Charak scored the music. The show was coordinated by Sumeet Sharma, Anil Tickoo and Mohd Yaseen.
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