Delhi, 10th January, 2024: The second day of the highly anticipated Yuva Natya Samaroh, a festival showcasing the talent of young theatre directors in Delhi, unfolded on the second day at the LTG Auditorium.
Following a successful day one, day two continued to captivate the audience with a series of exceptional performances. The evening commenced with the thought-provoking play ‘Chehre,’ a compelling piece written by Shanker Shesh and skillfully directed by Avinash Singh. The story begins with the demise of the village’s renowned leader, Bharose Ji. The seniors of the village decide to take Bharose ji corpse for an honoured funeral, but it starts to rain, and they take shelter inside a ruined building on the outside of the village. Along with them, some other passengers also take shelter to avoid the rain; hence begins the array of hilarious events that unfold in the most unexpected yet humorous manner.
Another highlight of the evening was the touching production, ‘Mujhe Amrita Chaiye.’ This captivating drama tells the story of Vijaya, a dedicated middle-class girl who is pressured by society to be married. She is freed from the constraints of society’s conventions when she joins a theatre company, which marks a turning point in her life. Through the play within a play, we witness Vijaya’s family struggles juxtaposed with the challenges of theatre life. Written by Yogesh Tripathi and directed by Manisha Malhotra, the production intricately explores themes of women’s empowerment. Vijaya’s journey of transformation, freeing herself from the limitations of this world, is a potent testimonial to the power of theatre. This insightful depiction not only defines Vijaya’s identity but also delves into the multifaceted concept of living multiple lives through the art of theater. The play offers an in-depth perspective on the strength derived from artistic expression, resonating with audiences at the heart of the Yuva Natya Festival.
Organized by the Sahitya Kala Parishad, this event has become a cornerstone in the cultural calendar, featuring promising young directors and their innovative theatrical creations. As the festival progresses, the remaining three days promise a plethora of outstanding presentations from the next generation of theatre artists. Audiences can anticipate a diverse range of performances, each offering a unique perspective on contemporary issues and showcasing the evolving landscape of Indian theater. Don’t miss out on the upcoming performances that promise to leave an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of Delhi.