Bachpan Ke Rung: A Festival of Theatre for Children
BACHPAN KE RUNG: A FESTIVAL OF THEATRE FOR CHILDREN
DATES: 21st September to 13th October (Saturdays & Sundays only)
TIMES: Saturdays at 6 pm, Sundays at 4 pm and 6 pm
VENUE: Zia Mohyeddin Theatre, NAPA
TICKETS: Rs. 300 (on sale soon)
*All plays are suitable for children ages 5-15.
Chacha Chakkan, directed by Zarqa Naz
21st September: 6 pm
22nd September: 4 pm and 6 pm
Ali Baba Chalees Chore, directed by Umair Rafiq
28th September: 6 pm
29th September: 4 pm and 6 pm
I Am Possible, directed by Zakiullah Khan
5th October: 6 pm
6th October: 4 pm and 6 pm
Sheherbano Ki Alif Laila, directed by Shumaila Taj
12th October: 6 pm
13th October: 4 pm and 6 pm
ABOUT THE PLAYS:
Chacha Chakkan (21st-22nd September)
Chacha Chakkan likes to be involved in all that is taking place in his home, which always leads to a great deal of trouble for his family and all those around him. Even after the simple act of hanging a picture becomes a long, drawn-out marathon of disasters! Chacha Chakkan is a delightful look at one of the most beloved and eccentric characters in Urdu literature.
Ali Baba Chalees Chore (28th-29th September)
A villager uncovers a web of political intrigue after discovering treasure in a secret hideout. Ruthless bandits pursue the man to silence him and ensure the treasure remains. A retelling of the classic story of Ali Baba, this production seeks to revive interest in the traditional stories of our childhood and reignite the forgotten art of storytelling. Ali Baba will strike an emotional chord in audience of all ages.
I Am Possible (5th-6th October)
I Am Possible is a children’s Edutainment (Education with Entertainment) play that is interactive, action-oriented, with improvisation and animation. A musical play, I Am Possible will grab children’s attention with superhero and animal characters and interactive and entertaining scenes that help children understand bullying, Smartphone addiction, cheating, respecting elders, taking care of the environment, and more.
Sheherbano Ki Alif Laila (12th-13th October)
The Arabian Nights is an epic collection of Arabic folk tales. Scorned by an unfaithful wife, the sultan Shehryar choses to marry a new woman every day only to execute her the next morning. More and more women die until Sheherzade offers to marry the king, knowing that her wedding night could be her last. That night, she begins a story that continues on to the next night and then the next, ensuring that she stays alive to complete her tale. Sheherzade goes on to tell the king stories full of mystery and magic, so masterfully conjured that they start taking place in front often king’s eyes. And thus, she takes us on a series of three tales from the Arabian Nights.