(City News) – Theatre lovers in Karachi made their way to watch plays performed by young artists at the Pak-American Culture Centre.
Thirteen performing arts societies of various universities and independent theatre groups participated in the festival bringing in a wide range of plays for their audiences.
From comical themes to serious issues, the festival captivated visitors with interesting acting and dialogues.
Students also paid tribute to Pakistan’s renowned theatre actor Umar Sharif, by performing one of his famous drama, ‘Mamoo Mazaq Mat Karo’, which became the centre of attraction for many theatre lovers.
Festival highlighted social issues and paid tribute to Umar Sharif. Photo: Screengrab
“The plays in this festival are related to social issues which we have highlighted to generate awareness among our audiences,” said one of the participants.
Serious theatrical drama presented by students titled ‘Nashaiee’ received high praise, which highlighted the issue of substance abuse in Pakistani society.
According to students, such theatrical festivals should be held more regularly to help unveil hidden talents of Pakistan. These events can also help revive the theatre culture in the country.
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