West Bengal government run auditoriums keen to accommodate theater shows

Vastavam web: The West Bengal government has built new auditoriums across the state and renovated the existing ones to accommodate more theatre shows, Minister of State for Information and Cultural Affairs Indranil Sen said.Inaugurating the 17th Natya Mela (theatre festival) at Rabindra Sadan last night, Sen said the government will be happy to host theatre shows in the state-run auditoriums.Replying to an observation by theatre personality Rudraprasad Sengupta during his address that troupes such as Nandikar could be allotted more shows in state-run auditoriums, Sen said the performers should look beyond Rabindra Sadan to hold their shows.
Auditoriums such as Rabindra Okakura Bhavan at Salt Lake are well connected and can host a fairly large number of audiences, he said.The 10-day theatre festival, organised by the Information and Cultural Affairs Department of the West Bengal government, will witness plays by different groups from the state and outside at Rabindra Sadan, Sisir Mancha, Paschimbanga Natya Academy grounds and Nandan-Rabindra Sadan premises, Madhusudan Mancha, Girish Mancha and Minerva Theatre.