Annapurna Theatre to stage a marathon drama festival Friday, October 27, 2006 Source: The Pioneer
Cuttack: Annapurna Theatre (B Group), Cuttack, is going to stage a marathon drama festival consisting of six plays on October 29. These plays will be staged one after another without any break or screen drop and by the same number of artists. This epoch making venture will be first in the history of theatre. Nowhere in the world such marathon drama festival has been staged till date, said Himanshu Parija (Chandi), noted director of Ollywood and a former theatre actor at a Press conference on Wednesday. The plays, which have been staged in the last six months have been directed by Umesh Dash (Tania). Each drama consists of 13 actors, two actresses and two child artistes (one boy and one girl). The drama festival will begin at 5 pm and will continue till midnight. This adventurous mission of Annapurna Theatre has been intimated to the office of Limca Book Of Records and response from their side is awaited said, Jugaprakash Kanungo, president of the theatre. The dramas to be staged in this festival are Baimana Ho, Eti Eka Jugara, Daktar Babu, Asha -The Family Pension; Mahapap- Murder in the Dark and Kataka- End is the Beginning. A medical team along with an ambulance will remain alert for any contingency arising on the day. Inspite of adversity and financial scarcity the organisers have not dithered from their path. Their belief is not unfounded as it is the theatre, which gives the initial grooming in acting and actors from this stage later have made it big in Ollywood and television said, Umesh Dash the director. The 17 actors who are participating in this unique venture are Sandip Pani, Kabula Mohanty, Dillip Choubey, Hemant Dash, Sunil Nayak, Yogesh Acharjya, Saroj Samal, Kailash Kar, D Prakash Rao, Tapan Samal, Ajay, Amar, Rajesh women actress are Sasmita Singh and Angurbala Nayak. The two child artists are Kanha and Nikita.