Mysore/Mysuru: The Mysore English Theater Forum (METF) will be conducting an English Theater Festival for College students from Feb. 3 to 5 at RamaGovinda Rangamandira in Ramakrishnanagar here. Seven English plays will be staged during the festival.
METF is a group of theater enthusiasts who have come together to promote English theater activities, for the first time ever in the city. Since Kannada theater already has a good platform in Mysuru, METF is focusing on creating a stage for English theatre.
Its activities include facilitating the production of English plays by providing the required support in the form of arrangements for staging of plays by interested groups, and also providing directorial support if required.
METF also regularly conducts informal play reading sessions, and is in the process of preparing for a public stage reading of an interesting play as an experiment. Those interested in English theater may join METF. [Contact Shashidhar Dhongre on Mob: 98451-12667 or Seemanthini B. Sharma on Mob: 98864-57987].
This Theater Festival is one of METF’s endeavors to encourage College students to explore the world of English theatre. A number of Colleges in Mysuru were invited to perform plays and METF has selected the following teams to stage the plays during the three-day festival:
Feb.3 (Friday): 5 pm – St. Joseph’s B.Ed College will stage ‘Doctor Faustus’; 7 pm – SDM-MMK – ‘The Refund.’
Feb 4 (Saturday): 3.30pm – St Joseph’s B.Ed College – ‘Lit Violencia’; 5 pm – Cresta College – ‘Merchant of Venice’; 7pm – UFAC – ‘One Dark Night.’
Feb 5 (Sunday): 5 pm – St Philomena’s College – ‘Dr. Faustus’; 7pm – VVCE – ‘The Refund.’