- LPU students presented two theatrical performances for ‘Aadhe Adhure’ and 'Paanch Rang'
- Student-Audience learnt messages from varied social situations of sensitivity & sensibility enacted at LPU Stage
The Department of Performing Arts (Theatre & Television) of Lovely Professional University organized two-day theatre event 'Sangmanch' at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the University. LPU students of MA I & II years and BA III year of the department presented two top theatrical productions ‘Aadhe Adhure’ and 'Paanch Rang', which catered to varied social situations of sensitivity & sensibility. All student- characters made themselves in the shoes of their theatre characters. Student-audience also learnt a lot through the message oriented different stories enacted at the LPU stage. The plays were directed by International & National Film Awardee LPU Professor Mrs. Baljinder Kaur Sharma an NSD alumina. The plays were supported by good set designs and lighting which made it easier to connect the characters with the themes presented. LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal congratulated the hard working teachers and students of performing arts.
All time classic play ‘Aadhe Adhure’ is written by famous playwright Mohan Rakesh, which was first performed over 40 years ago. Under the direction of Professor at LPU Mrs Baljinder Kaur and performed by LPU students, the presentation still appeared ahead of its times. The play depicted five-member family caught in a cruel net of hardships. The hero is a broken man and the heroine with her own aspirations and desires. The failed hero has more trouble in the family with his children also. The story unfolds on a meticulously designed set where the problems are as indefinable to understand as the solutions. The members of the family are in a state of continuous emotional turmoil. For the entire duration of the play, one crisis moves the plot to the next one. The underlying causes emerge during the last stages of the play.
Under ‘Paanch Rang’ different message oriented stories were presented where a doctor is seen on positive notes with his/her patients. Patients are always assured by doctors to get relief soon however serious the disease may be, and these pleasing words most of the times deem fit. In one other story, it was befittingly revealed how copying his father the son gets addicted to intoxicants. It taught all parents to be role-models for their children instead of projecting ill-habits before them. Still another story presented how an orphan girl absorbs wickedness around her. However, instead of adopting and nourishing her well during her childhood, the society curses her for her negativity instead of realizing its responsibility.