Children’s Theatre fest held in Goalpara

Shillong, Aug 1: The iconic Badungduppa Kalakendra, well-known for organising the ‘Under the Sal Tree’ theatre festival, hosted a day-long theatre festival for children at Rampur in Goalpara district of Assam on July 28.
Organised in association with Rabha Hajong Autonomous Council, the 12th Children’s Theatre Festival at Badungduppa Kalakendra showcased four plays. The festival aimed to promote local talent and encourage creativity among young minds.

The Children’s Theatre Festival was inaugurated at 3pm by Ranjit Konwar. The event also witnessed the unveiling of a biography on Sukracharjya Rabha, written by Lukimoni Barua Bhuyan. Thereafter, the curtains were raised for the first performance of the day titled Homework. This intriguing play was both written and directed by Chameli Rabha.


Next followed the play Tek Tek Tektar which was written by Sina Rabha and directed jointly by Sina Rabha and Binanda Rabha.

At around 4 pm, Dhoppanni Saya, originally written by Dharmeshwar Rabha and adapted and directed by Bijoy Rabha and Nirmali Rabha was performed in front of a packed audience.

As the sun began to set, the final performance of the evening, Jumang Masi, written and directed by Udbhav Rabha, was performed.

The Children’s Theatre Festival showcased some of the captivating works involving children and enthralled the audience.

Madan Rabha, Managing Director of Badungduppa Kalakendra, said, “The Badungduppa Kalakendra family is happy to organise the 12th edition of Children’s Theatre Festival. The day-long festival gives us a unique experience of witnessing children-oriented plays, at completely natural setting.”

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