Namrata Shirodkar inaugurates Hyderabad Children's Theatre 4th Edition
4th Edition of CHILDREN'S THEATRE FESTIVAL INAUGURATED
Vaishali Bisht's Theatre Workshop is organizing the 4th edition of Hyderabad Children's Theatre Festival at Shilpakala Vedika, Madhapur from 28 — 30 October 2013. The Festival will showcase 3 famous theater groups Ranga Theatre, Proscenium Productions from Mumbai and Katkatha Theatre from New Delhi. The Festival inaugurated by Namrata Shirodkar today at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Banjara Hills. Most children's theatre in India tends to be either preachy or escapist. The children are either "talked down" to or they are encouraged to explore a fantasy world that has little to do with the times that they are growing up in, and the issues they must be aware of. Today's world of facebook and farmville is a far cry from the slower and less mechanical world in which we enjoyed our childhoods-and to put it bluntly, as adults, we sometimes have absolutely no idea what the children of today are experiencing.
Started in 2010, Hyderabad Children's Theatre Festival, the brainchild of Vaishali Bisht, co-founded by Priyankaa Vir & Deepthi Pendurty, aims at bringing to our city internationally acclaimed troupes that specialize in theatre for children and young adults with world class production values that have been applauded by critics and audiences alike.
Donor passes are Rs. 130/- and more details can be found on www.facebook.com/HCTFestival.com or call 9848023379.
October 28, 2013— 6.30 pm "Quixotic Wonderland" (Hindi) — Ranga Theatre, MUMBAI
October 29, 2013— 6.30 pm "The Little Blue Planet" (non-verbal) — Katkatha Theatre, NEW DELHI
October 30, 2013— 6.30 pm "Two Blind Mice" (English) — Proscenium