With an extensive twenty-year history, the National Theatre Festival – Canfest 2023 returns to its home stage at Paradip Port City in the culturally rich state of Odisha, India, from March 19 onwards. Tickets for the festival are brought to you by The Ticket Fairy.
Canfest 2023 is a ten-day theatre festival (March 19-28) that will congregate several theater production groups and famed directors from around the country to showcase their forms, patterns, and artistic styles. This year’s event will feature ten stage plays in multiple Indian languages, with a focus on the production of plays based on Indian and Western classics. Theater admirers are invited to attend discussions, seminars and presentations with distinguished members of the country’s theater community.
Directors, screenplay writers, and dialogue writers such as Sanjay Uppadhaya, Suryamohan Kulshreshta, and Mushtaq Kak will stage their plays in this festival, which will be held in the prestigious Jaydev Sadan auditorium. Day one opens with Lucknow-based group Nipa Rang Mandali presenting ‘Bhagawadjjukeyam,’ a satirical drama play.
The festival will also have performances by the Patna-based theater group Nirman Kala Manch, formed in 1988; Kolkata’s Rangapat Theatre, renowned for its retelling of the Greek tragedy of Medea, granddaughter of Helias; and Badungduppa Kalakendra, a cultural society from Assam that aims to improve theater in the northeast of India, among many others.
Did You Know? Canmass, the minds behind Canfest, staged the 2015 edition as an eight-day theatrical festival showcasing only female directors. It marked the first time that plays featured were directed solely by women, providing female directors with a platform and opportunity to demonstrate their skill and potential.
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