NewZNew (Chandigarh) : As a part of their 42 nd Founder’s Day, students of St Kabir Public School, Chandigarh staged the play, ‘The Blue Umbrella’ adapted from the classic novella by Padma Bhushan, Ruskin Bond at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18 today. Designed and directed under the able direction of Director Zubin Mehta, the dilettante theatre personalities totaling more than 112 in number, all from class 9th, enraptured the audience with their brave performance.
The play beautifully captures the setting of a village in the Himalayas of Garhwal. The soft Himachali music, the melodious songs and the Himachali dialect leave you spell bound as you become an integral part of the culture, humour, simplicity and life of the people in that village .
The music which can be considered as heart of the play was brought alive by Mehar Mastana and his team. All the dances were superbly choreographed by well known chorographers- Kritika Sharma and Puneet Jewandah. Apt lights, costumes, and elaborated set design further strengthened the versatility of the play.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms G Chadha, Principal, St Kabir Public School stated, “After giving a number of successful plays in past this hindi classic which is diverse in theme, treatment and style, is an achievement. Theatre I believe personally help the students gain confidence, overcome their anxiety and make them sensitive towards life, she stated.