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pnca dramaISLAMABAD: A ten-day "PNCA Drama Festival 2011" will start here from May 10 to 19 at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) with the participation of various theater groups.

The groups will perform during the festival with their new plays based on social issues and providing the residents of twin cities with quality entertainment experience.

The festival will start with the play “Tom and Jerry” by BF Royal Production while other plays include “Kamra No.5” by Islamabad Art Production, “Kahanian” by Patan Lok Nattak, “Extra” by Gravity Production, “Funkar” by Notanki Theater Rawalpindi, “Aik Raat” by Supervision Communication, “Wrong Number” by BF Production, “Khushi” by The Entertainers, “Draikula” by Anjum Malik Production, and “Khawab Nagar” by Evergreen Production.

Talking to APP, Director General PNCA, Tauqeer Nasir said the trend of quality and thoughtful theater plays an important role in highlighting and resolving the issues like education, training and social problems.

"The history of theater is connected with the history of human society and it also lead towards revolutions in shaping the society," he said.

He said PNCA has doubled its programmes of visual and performing arts during last year for providing quality entertainment in the federal capital.

"We have talent and we have to provide a platform for the new generation," he said, adding that stage drama is a strong medium of education which played an important role in transforming the societies as it reflects and identify social issues.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2011

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