|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Dec 15: During Sunday theatre series, two new plays, 'Khatarnaak Ghar' and 'Jambu Nagri' were staged by the children of Natrang weekend Theatre club.
Written by Satyendra Sharat, the play 'Khatarnaak Ghar' was directed by Neeraj Kant while the play 'Jambu Nagri' was a contemporary take on Bharatendu Harishchandra's popular play 'Andher Nagri Chopat Raja', adapted and designed for the 21 Century audience of Jammu by Gauri Thakur.
Speaking at the occasion, Sumeet Sharma, Incharge Children wing of Natrang appraised the audience about the comprehensive training process of Natrang Children Theatre which help them to excel not only in dramatics but also in their academics. He also informed that Natrang's Winter Theatre Workshop for Children will commence from the last week of December.
The play 'Jambu Nagri' opens with a priest and his disciple discovering a beautiful new fictitious city where everything has changed recently and has been in the national and international news for its new laws and political changes. The play then transcends to a kingdom where the King of Jambu is introduced. In this strange land, one day a cat is killed in an accident because a wall falls over it. The owner of the cat files a case in the King's court and asks for justice. The rest of the play is about the final decision made by the Raja amidst interesting twists and turns. The comedy play is a classic satire on politics and culture and gives a voice to the young children of Jammu to express their gratitude to the government for the abdication of article 370 but also gives them a chance to voice their innocent opinion over the ban on internet services in Jammu along with other messages in the play.
The talented Children who participated in 'Khatarnaak Ghar' and 'Jambu Nagri' included Rudra Kohli, Aviral Kapoor, Shrishti Kapoor, Advita Gupta, Bharvika Bandral, Aryamann Singh, Abhiuday Gupta, Swaranjali Sambyal, Abhinandan Nangla, Prial Gupta, Viraj Koushal, Kushaan Baliya, Abir Beri, Samarth Katyal, Vivaan Sharma, Dherya Sharma, Adiv Sharma, Mannat Sharma, Bhagya Sharma, Anandya Beri, Saanchi Dutta, Shivanjali Sambyal, Nandini Singh Oberh, Atharav Sharma and Sheryl Sharma. The lights of the play were designed and executed by Brijesh Avtar Sharma whereas the music was rendered by Aarti Devi. The presentations were done by Kananpreet Kaur and the shows were coordinated by Vanshika Gupta, Gopi Sharma, lovely Sharma and Mohd. Yaseen.