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Ajoka Theatre to Present “Manto Online”

Ajoka Institute is presenting a unique online theatre production, Manto Online on 24 July. The play will be broadcasted on Zoom and live streamed on Facebook. This is the first time that a theatre play will be presented live online amid coronavirus that has paused all art activities.

The play is directed by Nirvaan Nadeem and will be presented by the online acting class students of Ajoka.Ajoka Institute Director, Nirvaan Nadeem told Mashable Pakistan said

“I think this is a bold experiment and we are all very excited about it. It is a message from Ajoka and the theatre community that we will not surrender to the corona crisis and the very spirit of theatre will go on.”

He said, “Come what may, Ajoka will continue the theatrical activities. Many Ajoka productions will be showcasing in coming months. We will use technology to provide entertainment to the people.”

The performance will start at 7 p.m. on Friday 24 July on Facebook and will then be repeated on YouTube and Instagram.Legendary Pakistani writer, playwright and author Saadat Hasan Manto (11 May 1912 – 18 January 1955) wrote 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five series of radio plays, three collections of essays and two collections of personal sketches.

His best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics and famous for his calling spade a spade in his short stories

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