Drama festival: ‘Extra’ wins with high-level production and good laughs

Play revolves around a woman who has worked all her life as an extra in the Pakistan film industry.


May 15, 2011

ISLAMABAD:


“Extra”, the fourth play in Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) ongoing drama festival, highlighted the different phases of life a person goes through in Pakistani society.


The play was about a woman who has worked all her life as an extra in the Pakistan film industry. Written by Yasira Rizvi and directed by Ibrahim Khan, “Extra” featured excellent sets that helped set up the play’s ambience.

The plot revolves around a robbery, where the extra treats the robbers fearlessly, as if in a movie. The interesting dialogues and the fascinating movie-like scenes captured the audience’s imagination and evoked laughter.

The ten-day drama festival will continue till May 19, and aims to promote positive activities among the youth and bring quality entertainment for the fun lovers of the twin cities.

The remaining plays that will be performed at the festival are “Aik Raat” by Supervision Communication, “Wrong Number” by BF Production, “Khushi” by The Entertainers, “Draikula” by Anjum Malik Productions and “Khawab Nagar” by Evergreen Productions.

The organisers of the festival received a total of 20 scripts of which 10 best scripts were chosen for performance.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2011.

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