Published On : Wed, May 28th, 2014

Stagecraft Theatre’s play was a connoisseurs’ delight

Cover during a play by Stagecraft Theatre, Winds in the Willows in NagpurNagpur Today.

Selected ones who are connoisseurs of art, culture and play in the city made their presence felt at award winning actor-writer-director-producer Vikash Khurana. He effortlessly succeeded in bringing out the 1908 timeless classic story of children’s literature to reality. The play, ‘The Wind in the Willows’ portrays the adventures of five beloved animal characters – The Rat, The Mole, The Toad, The Otter and The Badger. The artists received nothing less than ovations for their bizarre performances.

The audience enjoyed the eloquent narration by Vikash Khurana, who recreated a delightfully charming story for the audience at Chitnavis Centre. His attire was different for every scene and had conveyed the season and its effect portrayed in the next scene. His attire which ranged from full suits to attire of Englishmen complete with the hats, caps and Stetsons. His voice intonations and the appropriate stress at the appropriate words made the delivery entertaining and music to the ears.

The audience included beautiful gals, handsome men, couples and families from all age groups. While some chose to dress in really casual attire, some had on evening dress perfectly suiting the summer sultry evening.

Most were people who had read the story ‘The Wind in the Willows’ at some point of time or the other, while for some, it was real entertainment. The children often burst into guffaws at the comical happening of the play.

Director of the Play, Vikash Khurana

Director of the Play, Vikash Khurana in animated narration

 


Director of Chitnavis Centre Mohan Sarwate

Director of Chitnavis Centre Mohan Sarwate

 

Harsha Jhariya

Harsha Jhariya

 

Head of the Post-Graduate English Department Mr Bhattacharya

Head of the Post-Graduate English Department Mr Bhattacharya

 

NV Sarma

NV Sarma

 

Anamika Sawarkar as TOAD in the play

Anamika Sawarkar as TOAD in the play

 

Sonal Trivedi and Amol Wakhare enacting Otter and Mole in the play

Sonal Trivedi and Amol Wakhare enacting Otter and Mole in the play

 

Chief Editor Times of India, Alok Tiwari

Chief Editor Times of India, Alok Tiwari

 

Priyanka

Priyanka

 

Nicole D'Souza & Farah Amroliwala

Nicole D’Souza & Farah Amroliwala

 

Onkar Ghare as Rat in the play

Onkar Ghare as Rat in the play

 

A still from the Play

A still from the Play

 

Gurnoor Bedi

Gurnoor Bedi

 

Achal & Nidhi Gandhi

Achal & Nidhi Gandhi

 

Ayushi

Ayushi

PICS BY : Vinay Thorat