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The Children’s Theatre Festival at GD Birla Sabhagar


Centre Stage Creations is presenting a ‘Children’s Theatre Festival’ from the 13th - 15th July, 2018 at 6.30 pm at GD Birla Sabhagar.

13th July '18 – Jhalkari will be staged.

Jhalkari Bai is a theatre production based on the real-life historical figure, who was a Dalit (formerly known as Untouchables) soldier in the army of Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi. As has majorly been the case with Dalit history, accounts of her contribution to what was the First War of Indian Independence (1857) have been obliterated over time. She was an adept battle strategist and warrior, with an all-woman army at her disposal. A look-alike of her queen, she often stood in for the latter in battle. She met her end at the hands of British troops, when she was just 27 years of age.

14th July '18 – Shadow will be performed

This is about someone who is a loner. Amidst the smart upstart world he is one who is uncomfortable, helpless and slightly disgruntled. Living in a friendless world for a while, suddenly he discovers a new friend – his own shadow. It is exactly like him. A warm friendship develops between them. This makes him happy and cheerful; he doesn’t feel lonely any more. But gradually he discovers that his shadow is not exactly like him. This makes him disappointed and confused but gradually learns to admit that a friend can never be a replica of one’s self. He accepts his shadow to be a bit different than him. Eventually he discovers his true friend.

15th July '18 – The Dandelion Story by Modi Theatre, from Korea, will be showcased

The production is an adaption by Jung Suk Kim of Jung-Saeng Kwon’s best-selling children’s fairy tale, The Dandelion’s Story, conceptualized and presented by ModiTheatre, Korea. The play tells us a story about a beautiful flower which is born with the help of something trivial, unexpected and dirty. The story, which is endearingly simple, unfolds the profoundly universal truth that everything has its purpose in the cycle of life.

Address: GD Birla Sabhagar, 29, Ashutosh Choudhury Avenue, Queens Park, Near Birla Mandir, Kolkata 19.

Time: 6.30 pm Everyday

Date: 13, 14, 15 July Children below 8 years are not allowed. Tickets available at BookMyShow & G.D. Birla Sabhagar (9830015510)