Natrang presents ‘Eid Card’ in Sunday Theatre Series

Excelsior Correspondent

A scene from the play ‘Eid Card’ staged by Natrang in Sunday Theatre Series.
A scene from the play ‘Eid Card’ staged by Natrang in Sunday Theatre Series.

JAMMU, Sept 20: A well designed presentation of Saadat Hassan Manto’s ‘Eid Card’ was featured in Natrang Sunday Theatre Series this week at Natrang Studio Theatre, here.
The story of the play begins in a working room of one ‘Masood’ who is busy doing typing as this is the source of his income. He is surprised to see that everyone who visits his place is excited about buying Eid Card and send the same to dear ones to greet them on Eid.
He finds it virtual as there is no match of wishing Eid in person who carries true regards and warmth. But others don’t find his logic valid. They are all set to send the Eid greeting cards to their brothers, sisters, beloved and relatives. One reason of Masood’s not being excited about sending greeting cards was that he has no closed one to whom he feels like sending the card and at the same time he is not expecting the same from anyone.
Had the story being written in the context of present day’s scenario, the reference of whatsapp, group messages and facebook etc would definitely be incorporated by the witty and discreet playwright, where people stress on sending more and more messages of wishes rather than sending them with more feelings.
Influenced by others at-last, on getting two greetings cards free from one of the visitors at his place, ‘Masood’ is also tempted to send one card to one childhood friend, but he sends it unaddressed, which is returned back to him by the postman. Being skeptical about not receiving any card from anyone, he himself posts a card at his own address so that he may also sense the happiness of receiving an Eid Card.
The play was directed by Neeraj Kant. Natrang artists who acted in the play include Hitanshu Jinsi, Pallavi Mathur, Ajay Singh, Yash Pal Manhas and Vishal Sharma. The lights were designed and operated by Sudesh Parihar. Rajan Thakyal did the presentations and the show was coordinated by Mohd Yaseen.


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