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Katha Ek Kans Ki

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A clinical & theatrical analysis of the phenomena of dictatorship – What traits does 'Kans' show ? Why does 'Kans' become the way he is ? What happens to all the people who loved him at one point ?

A new approach and new interpretation of a play based on mythology. – The Hindu – 4 Feb 2016 
The play comprised of colourful characters as well as dialogues that held the audiences captivated. – The Telegraph – 28 Mar

Written by – Daya Prakash Sinha, Directed by – Rohit Tripathi,  Theatre group – Upstage Art Group

Play Summary

The play is a reinterpretation of a well-known Indian mythological tale in contemporary theatrical idiom. ‘Katha Ek Kans Ki’ has portrayed a dictator, who is no different from modern-day dictators like Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, etc. Thus, King Kans’ story is the story of all the dictators who appear on the world stage, from time to time, in different countries. In effect, this play becomes a clinical analysis of the phenomena of dictatorship, shaped into a play to entertain and enlighten contemporary theatre audiences.

What traits does Kans show ? Why does Kans become the way he is ? What happens to all the people who loved him at one point ?

The lighting, music and looks present in the play highlight the strong theme of the play.

Written by – Mr. Daya Prakash Sinha

Design & Directed by – Mr. Rohit Tripathi

Theatre group – Upstage Art Group

The Cast

Hemlata- asti
Sachin- baahuk
Hurmat- vritigna
Ijaz- ugrasen
Amit- pratihari

Upstage art group president – Chandrakala Tripathi
Light design – Raj Narayan Dixit
Music- Ankur Tiwari
Costumes- Chandrakala Tripathi

Play Stats

Play Genre – Serious, Drama

Duration – 90 mins

Language – Hindi,

Subtitles – NA

Play release date – 15-Nov-2016

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