Theatre fest: Brilliance from abroad

Published: 13th October 2012 01:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2012 01:00 PM   |  A+A-

It was traditional theatre art form of Croatia in brilliant display as the International Theatre Festival of the India Theatre Olympiad 2012 got off to a rollicking start here on Friday.

Merlin Theatre group, the winner of Croatia Theatre Award, presented  ‘Potjeh is seeking for Truth’ to a full house at Sahid Bhawan. The play, directed by one of the leading theatre artists in the amateur circuit of the country Ana Merlin, revolved around a boy Potjeh’s quest for truth and love.

Along with groups of seven European countries including Poland, Croatia, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and Armenia, others from Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, Iran, Nepal and South Africa are also taking part in the festival.

“The plays are in the native languages but the themes and style of presentation is so vivid and expressive that language has failed to be a barrier in communicating the message to the audience. But for the convenience of the spectators, we are also announcing the stories in Odia and English,” chief organiser of the festival Kartik Rath said. The festival will conclude on October 16.

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