It was a strange day. There was palpable tension in the air because of the uncertain law and order situation in the country. Many thought that the Sindh Theatre Festival organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi, which was to kick off on Friday, 2nd November 2018, would be put off. Not to be. The organisers, despite the uncertainty, went ahead with the programme and presented the first play of the fest. And a considerable number of people turned up to watch.
First day of our Sindh Theatre Festival saw a huge turnout, the red carpet ceremony had many prominent personalities mingling among others, an arrangement of hi-tea was kept for the attendees. The play “Ullo aur Mano” entertained all the viewers and had them in fits of laughter. President Arts Council Ahmed Shah along with Secretary Culture Akbar Laghari while addressing the crowd said, “We will spread a message of peace and love through the festival and the performing art, by gathering here today you have proved that Art will always triumph over everything”
The festival will run until Nov 18. It will feature Urdu and Sindhi language plays, including those that have been staged before — such as Kyun Nikala, Ikhtiyar and Chup — at different venues.