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THEATRE FEST : Search Years' NGO presents "Rang Laatu" at Kalasthali, Sector 1, G Block, Palam Vihar, Gurugram > 7pm on 4th & 5th November 2017

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Entry : by Tickets priced at Rs. 236, Available at :
Online : BookMyShow (4th Nov | 5th Nov)
Offline : at the venue before the show if not sold out

Venue : Kalasthali, Sector 1, G Block, Palam Vihar, Gurugram
Landmark : Near API Mall
Venue Info : Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'IndusInd Bank Cyber City Station(Rapid Metro)'

Event Description : 
Search Years' (an NGO working in the realm of art and culture) has conceived and developed "Rang Laatu", a unique neighborhood theatre fiesta for the first time in Gurgaon. 
The festival is scheduled to commence from 4th November (Saturday), 2017 and will continue till 30th April 2018 on all weekend days (Saturday & Saturdays). Hindustan Times and HT City has agreed to be the media partner for the festival thru all the 25 weekends by inserting weekly updates, regular inserts, write-ups on participating groups and their plays, interviews etc. 

The venue for the performances shall be the serene environs of 'Kalasthali' an informal 110 seat 'open-to-air + sit-on-the-floor' intimate theatre, perched under a neem tree with a semi-circular stage measuring 45 ft (Apron) x 22 ft (depth). The lighting truss for basic lighting at 45 D is installed behind the audience to give obstruction free view to the audience. Kalasthali also has 2 makeshift green rooms with separate toilets for gents and ladies (are not attached to green rooms). The venue would be made available to the participating groups in the morning of the show (for rehearsals, sound/light installation etc) and has to be cleared for house keeping 2 hours before the show. The amphitheatre also has a contractual arrangement for light refreshments just behind the amphitheatre. 

Although an ongoing theater fiesta, 'Rang Laatu' is a promise of quality theatre to its audiences. We are looking forward to having productions in different genres well suited for an intimate, open air theatre. 

Schedule : 

4th November : 7 pm onwards - Kharashein by Gulzar, Direction Ashutosh Shelat - in Hindustani
The bruises and scars from the Riots somehow never heal fully.. there could be a illusionary interludes of civil behaviour now and then to suggest bonhomie. Then again, the riots strike and all the old scars begin to bleed.. 
Kharashein is a collage of Gulzar's literary creations on stage. The stories are propped on and interwoven with Gulzar's poetry set against the backdrop of riots. 'Hilsa', the first story is about the typical middle-class attitude towards the riots and killings happening just outside the walls of their home. 'Raavi Paar', the second story reminds us of the chaos and trauma during the Indian partition and a total disaster that befalls a family, while the redeem their motherland. Khauff is about fear and its impact on the psyche of a common man who goes through a journey of anxiety. Khuda-Haafiz is a dramatization of Samaresh Basu's 'Aadaab' that has been adapted by Gulzar. It explores a relationship, which evolves in a dump bin, under the duress of a riot-inflicted situation.

These four presentations are interwoven with selections of Gulzar's poetry, some of which has been written specially for this play

5th November : 7 Pm onwards - Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in Human Blood Stream by James Alan Gardner, direction Shena Gamat - in English
Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream is an entertaining andultimately thought-provoking account of the divisiveness of the human race in a parallel universe not very different from our own. The unique, interactive format, which features live, original music and choral singing, is designed to recall the spirit of questioning.

An adaptation of the science-fiction story by James Alan Gardner, the play examines how ‘otherness’ is manufactured, and how differences between human beings are willfully magnified, preserved and even worshipped. The audience’s questions become a part of the performance, as do the actors’ own reflections and associations.

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