The fortnight-long India Theatre Olympiad 2012 which saw participation from various international groups came to an end on Tuesday. On the concluding day a Pakistani group staged a play “Akhiyan Walio”. This was the first time in the State that a Pakistani theatre group performed.
The play, performed by Lahore-based Maas Foundation, depicted the present-day situation in the country where the values, beliefs and aspirations of the common man have taken a severe beating. However, the common man continues to fight against the politics of hate and division, security and economic difficulties, striving to establish order, peace and harmony in society, president and director of the play Aamir Nawaz said.
The four-day International Theatre festival section saw groups of seven European countries including Poland, Croatia, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and Armenia, besides those from Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, Iran, Nepal and South Africa perform dramas, folk dance and music.