HYDERABAD: Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation brings its 9th edition of Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival with the underlying theme ‘Biographies’. The much-awaited festival is likely to feature the who’s who of theatre from across the country and around the world.
Ranging from real-life stories of actors by Mohan Agashe to rulers by Padmashri awardee Mohammad Ali Baig, victims of abuse by Usha Ganguli, Mita Vasisht, Dolly Ahluwalia to imaginary by Vani Ganapathy, to comic by Rakkesh Bedi.
Fringe Section, titled ‘Bouquet’, is the highlight of this year’s festival scheduled to be between November 7 and 16. This additional segment will focus on global Circus Theatre and feature Telugu theatre’s Rallapalli and Girish Karnad’s latest play.
Further, the festival’s workshops and book release sections also look promising, with the European circus artistes conducting a workshop on ‘Techniques of Circus Theatre’ and Usha Ganguli with a workshop on ‘Rhythm and Body Language on Stage’.
Urdu poet and art critic Kadir Zaman’s ‘Open Book’ will also be released during the ten-day international extravaganza.
The Festival is part of the Government of Telangana’s ‘Happening Hyderabad’, in association with Telangana Tourism, Salar Jung Museum, Embassy of France, and Alliance Francaise Hyderabad. Presented by the KARVY Group.
Entry cards of Rs 1000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 available at: AA Hussain’s, Abids; Ofen, Road no:10, Banjara Hills; Walden’s, Begumpet; Sangeet Sagar, Paradise Circle, Secunderabad; and Shoe World, Pathergatti.
For more details, visit www.baigtheatrefoundation.com or call on 040 23530791