TWENTY YEARS YOUNG: Celebrating the completion of 20 years, Spandan, an initiative started back then by Aparna Sen, Renu Roy and Arun Poddar with a special focus on the performing arts, will hold a two-day Hindi theatre festival this weekend. The festival will see Renu Roy and Sohini Mukherjee perform the Ashok Singh-directed Koi Ek Raat, a play about a mother and daughter and an intense emotional interaction between the two, on Saturday (October 13) from 6.30pm at Gyan Manch. The evening will also see Pratibha Agarwal and Rajaram Yagnik being felicitated for their contribution to theatre.
On Sunday evening (October 14), Renu Roy will take the Gyan Manch stage with the Nadira Zaheer Babbar-penned solo play Sakubai (picture above).
Renu, the executive director of Spandan, said: “Spandan has an active film division, an art gallery, an events wing and a theatre wing, and we have done around 2,000 shows in the course of 20 years. We wanted to celebrate with two of our running productions. We are honoured that our president, Aparna Sen, has promised to come and celebrate with us depite being busy with the shoot of her latest film.”