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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Raj Kumar Namgyal entertains Surat crowds





 Scene from the Play 1

The Nepali play “Raj Kumar Namgyal” presented by the threatre group of Srijana Sewa Samity, Sakyong is drawing rave reviews from the crowds of Surat, Gujarat. The ‘play’ inspired from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet represents Sikkim at the ongoing Octave-09, a cultural festival held at Surat. The play is directed by Bipin Kumar. After successfully conducting a mobile theatre tour in Sikkim conducting shows around places like Pakyong, Soreng, Namchi, Geyzing and Gangtok, the Nepali play “Raj Kumar Namgyal” had left for the festival. The show is done in collaboration with National School of Drama, New Delhi.
                                                          

  Scene from the Play 2

Talking from Surat, KL Mukhia, President Srijana Sewa Samity, Sakyong in his own words said, the play is a humble effort in the direction of conservation of one’s folk culture, tradition and costumes through Endeavour of the community. Biswas Chettri, the lead actor of the show told that they have received over helming response from the crowds. Though language barriers was there the crowd still enjoyed the colourful extravanza. The people appreciated the costumes too, told Chettri. 

Biswas Chettri, an emerging actor in the making believes that with such success and characters, the threatre market in Sikkim should grow. Chettri was selected for the lead role from the many aspirants that took part in the audition. He said, it took little over a week of tiring handy training to get inside the role and he was well supported by his seniors in it. The basic things about the role was the attaining logical knowledge and acting exercise.

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