A high quality musical performed by alumni of the University of Engineering and Technology was the highlight of the last day of the Rafi Peer Youth Performing Arts Festival on Saturday.
The audience was kept entertained throughout Zambeel Productions’ Go Johnny Go! by a witty script and surprising plot, by the clever use of propos and an unusual country music soundtrack. This was the only musical theater performance at the festival this year.
The performers also seemed to have a great time. Zambeel Productions was formed by a group of UET alumni who have been performing regularly at this festival.
“Rafi Peer means a lot to us. We hold it very close to our hearts and that’s why we return each year,” said Ammar, director of Go Johnny Go! “We all have jobs and families but this adds a little extra and we get to relive our college days.”
Students of Froebel’s performed a rendition of the classic story of Anarkali, the beauty who was allegedly buried alive by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The cast made a good effort, though most of those left behind by the end were friends or family members of the cast and crew.
Documentaries by students of Lahore College for Women University and Punjab University were also screened on Saturday.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2011.
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