Amritsar: Virsa Vihar to host live shows soon

Weekend theatre, performances to commence after one year

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, July 19

Announcing revival of live performances and activities after a gap of more than a year, Virsa Vihar Society, in association with all its members and art lovers, will conduct literary and cultural functions at Virsa Vihar in the coming days. Disclosing this here today, president of the society, Shiromani Natakkar Kewal Dhaliwal, and general secretary Ramesh Yadav, said after the necessary repairs of the equipment and sanitising the venue, the live performances will reopen from July 31, with a cultural event dedicated to Mohd Rafi that will be presented by music composer and singer Harinder Sohal.

Apart from this, Virsa Vihar will also kick start theatre activity in city by hosting a weekend theatre festival, with a play based on the famous author Waryam Singh Sandhu’s story, ‘I will not cry once’. Shahid Nadeem’s play ‘Dukh Daryaan’, directed by Daljit Sona will be performed on August 7, followed by Teeyan festival celebrations.

Dhaliwal, said, “We are relieved to be able to revive live cultural and art activities. All Covid-19 safety precautions will be in place while organising the events. We have only allowed weekend performances and events as to see how the audience response will be. Similarly, in the month of August, a classical theatre workshop under the guidance of Rajinder Raju in association with National School of Drama would also be conducted.” He called upon the audiences and art lovers to come and encourage artistes in their efforts.

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