Staging of ‘Gangalal’ extended

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By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, Feb. 13: The play ‘Gangalal,’ directed and written by Che Shankar, has extended its staging period at Shilpee Theatre in Battisputli.

Earlier, the play was to be staged only until Monday. Its staging had begun on February 2. 

However, the director and writer of the play said that the date was extended as the viewers to enjoy the play were gradually increasing.

Collaboratively produced with Gangalal Foundation and Garden Theatre, the play delves into the life of Martyr Gangalal Shrestha, portraying him not only as a revolutionary figure but also as a multifaceted human being.

Che Shankar, emphasising a nuanced portrayal of Martyr Gangalal, has constructed the narrative around historical events from 1991 BS to 1997 BS, intertwining them with the martyr's life experiences.

The play also narrates about  Martyrs Shukraraj Shastri, Dharma Bhakta Mathema, Dashrath Chand and  Tank Prasad Acharya, Ganeshman Singh and poet Siddhicharan Shrestha, offering a diverse perspectives for students, teachers, politicians, writers, and artists.

The play was first staged at Rastriya Naachghar on January 30, coinciding with Martyr’s Day.

Nirbhik Bhattarai, Shaku Shah, Inara Banu,  Sandip Dangol, Pradeep Kumar Chaudhary, Niraj Dahal, Bishwas Manandhar and others have done the play. 

Musical arrangements were helmed by Utsav Budhathoki while Rijan Maharjan and Abhishek BK served as the sound designer. 

The director also mentioned that in response to its educational relevance, the play would continue to be staged at various times, accommodating schoolchildren and educational institutions upon request.

 Now, the play will be staged till February 17.

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