JAMMU, Feb 5: This Sunday, Natrang presented a thought provoking performance of the play ‘Vikalp’ in its Sunday Theatre Series.
The play has been originally written in Dogri by N D Jamwal and translated in Hindi by Dr Om Goswami and was ably directed by Neeraj Kant. The play was successful in making a strong emotional connect with the audience.
The play opens at the home of a working couple who are so much involved in their work schedule that they hardly get time to take care of their newly born child. Being busy in their awful schedule, they have given all the responsibility of their child to their maid-servant. It may be better guessed that how concerned that maid-servant would be for someone else’s child who herself has to take care of her own family and kids.
On one such day, the couple had a severe altercation on who will stay back at home and look-after the child as the maid-servant is on leave. As they both consider their respective works to be more important, no one is genuinely ready to stay back. In between this dispute, the mother skips and the father manages to bring the maid for a while for babysitting, who also skips, giving all the responsibility to the grandfather of the child who had made just a casual visit there.
Annoyed at this culture, the grandfather scolds both the parents and instructs them to find appropriate substitute for the situations like this as child care is more important than anything else.
The play narrates the story of all those who could not look-after their kids in the proper manner in the name of their ultra busy schedule. Moreover, they are ready to pay heavy remunerations to the babysitters but resist keeping the grandparents of the children with them, who could offer the most appropriate and caring upbringing to the children.
The artists who performed in the play include Mahikshit Singh, Meenakshi Bhagat, Vrinda Sharma and Goutam Sharma. The lights of the play were designed and executed by Neeraj Kant whereas Brijesh Avtaar Sharma rendered the music of the play.