Natrang to stage Dogri play ‘Ghumayee’ on Sept 8

A scene from Balwant Thakur’s Dogri play ‘Ghumayee’.
A scene from Balwant Thakur’s Dogri play ‘Ghumayee’.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 5: Natrang Jammu is going to present the grand show of the internationally acclaimed Dogri play ‘Ghumayee’ on Sunday September 8 at 6 pm at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu. Written and directed by Balwant Thakur, this globally renowned play has the honour for being selected to be presented in Shreshtha Bharat (Best of India) Sanskriti Samagam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu for its presentation on September 13, 2019.
This is the first ever cultural performance of the State of Jammu and Kashmir which has made it to country’s most celebrated cultural festival and its credit goes to Natrang and it’s Director Balwant Thakur who took Dogri language and culture to the world heights.
Conceived, designed, scripted and directed by Balwant Thakur, this play has already made a mark for being the first Indian play which featured in Frankfurt Theatre Festival, Germany in the year 2009. It also has the distinction of having featured during the Commonwealth Games in the year 2010 and year of India in Russia where it was staged in Moscow, Yaroslavl, Belgrade and St. Petersburg. Produced in the year 2000, this Dogri play has given a new intellectual identity to this part of the world.
In past 17 years, it has been staged in over 50 National and International theatre festivals and have won accolades all over. On the occasion Director Natrang, Balwant Thakur informed that Natrang has plans to have its regular shows in Jammu and other parts of the State before the proud team leaves for Theatre Olympics.