Doha/Qatar: Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC) Qatar, a socio cultural group and an associate organization of Indian Cultural Center (ICC) under the aegis of Embassy of India celebrated its 27th anniversary by presenting Natak Fest - theater festival at DPS School auditorium, here on Friday, April 26. The much-acclaimed 2 Konkani plays of Kalakul theater group - ’Budtugol’ & ’Paying Guest’ were staged to enthrall the theater enthusiasts in State of Qatar.
The evening began with an introduction from Master of Ceremony Naveen D’Souza followed by welcome song on MCC composed by Remy D’Souza, MCC member. Welcome song was sung by members Agnel Ullas D’Souza, Carol DSouza, Eva Wilma Pinto, Neil D’Silva, Naveen D’Souza, Melita D’Souza, Riana Pinto, Shaila Menezes and Wendy DSilva.
Theatre lovers witnessed a rare, classic entertainment in modern theatre through these two Konkani comedy dramas ’Budthugol’ and ’Paying Guest’ written and directed by Arunraj Rodrigues and presented by young professional team of Flavia Rodrigues, Vikas Preetham Lasrado, Sushmitha Jane Tauro, Sunil Anthony Siddi, Savita Saldanha, Amrin Christon Dsouza, Manish Godlin Pinto, Flavia Violet Mascarenhas and music composed by Murthi Vishwanath shet. This artists troupe are from Konkani’s lone theatre repertory ’Kalakul’ of Mandd Sobhann from Mangaluru. The audience witnessed the finest exhibition of acting skills by young budding artistes with thorough professionalism.
With no further delay the stage was opened to the audience with the first play ’Budtugol’ with an intro from the writer Arunraj Rodrigues. Budthugol drama had a valuable message to all with a call for action to save the environment and how its destruction will cause loss to human and wild life around us.
Meantime ‘Paying Guest’ drama enthralled the audience with social messages and family life togetherness.
Meanwhile small stage program was held, MCC president Sunil Dsilva and vice president Joakim Dsouza welcome the Advisory Boards to the Dias. Artistes were given with mementos and MCC annual souvenir ‘Sugandh’ was revealed on the occasions. Sunil Dsilva read the annual program and revealed about ‘MCC Charitable Trust’. Mishel Chrsiti Lobo compere the stage program Shaila menezes proposed the vote of thanks.
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