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In theatre: Anwar Maqsood’s ‘Siachen’ to come to Karachi on January 1

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KARACHI: A play Siachen, centred on the lives and sacrifices of Pakistani soldiers, will be staged from Jan 1 to Feb 28 at the Arts Council Karachi’s auditorium, announced the writer of the play Anwar Maqsood at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Maqsood, using his trademark humorous tone tinged with satire, said that […]

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In theatre—Slaver: Aaj Ki Taza Qabr/Khabar—dead men tell tales

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KARACHI: The third presentation of the Napa — I am Karachi Theatre Series, Slaver: Aaj Ki Taza Qabr/Khabar, held at the PACC on Thursday, had the makings of a superior dramatisation. With supernatural elements woven into the corroding social fabric of a city in despair, the play unfortunately fell through on many fronts. It begins […]

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Aapki Sonia to hit stage next month

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KARACHI: A theatre play ‘Aapki Sonia’ by renowned Indian playwright Javed Siddiqui will be performed from June 14 at Southend Club, announced its director Aly Khan while speaking at a press conference on Friday. Aly Khan, who can these days be seen in quite a few TV plays, started his speech by telling the media […]

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Breaking the wall

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KARACHI: The problem with doing a play aimed at giving a noble message is that it can get unnecessarily schmaltzy. However, done in a light-hearted manner negates the sermonising element and puts across the message without being emotionally heavy. Watching Dhaani, a play produced by film actor Shaan Shahid and directed by Umar Sultan, on […]

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Aangan Terrha makes it past 100!

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The hit theatre show based on the hit TV series takes a bow in Karachi Yes, Aangan Terrha – brought to you in association with Geo TV and Jang Group – became the first play in the history of Karachi to run for 100 days straight. It has come to my knowledge that Janam Janam […]

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Napa brings double bill to playgoers

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KARACHI: The Napa Repertory Theatre will present two plays Badshahat Ka Khatma (based on Sadat Hasan Manto’s story) and Rajinder Singh Bedi’s Naql-i-Makani, both directed by Khalid Ahmed, from April 18. The double bill will run every week from Thursday to Sunday till May 5. This was announced by the Repertory Theatre’s artistic director Zain […]

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NAPA’s Mantorama to feature in Asia’s biggest theatre festival

By: Rafay Mahmood KARACHI: In a place like Pakistan, where appreciation for art is a niche idea and something like theatre is an even bigger novelty, having a culturally similar and artistically proactive neighbour like India always comes in handy. While our cinema industry is run by Bollywood films, it is theatre festivals like the […]

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I don’t know how I came from Bahawalpur to NAPA

By: Rafay Mahmood KARACHI: The rising star Saqib Sumeer was told that he wasn’t handsome enough to be on television. After three years of training under veteran actor Zia Moheyeddin, he was shattered to find out that TV — the only flourishing industry he had hoped to be a part of — rejected him. Disappointed, […]

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