New Delhi: Delhi Natya Utsav, a five-day theatre festival beginning Jan 20, will see plays based on Russian writer Anton Chekhov`s short stories, Greek philosopher Socrates` struggles, and a love story set in the time of the Second World War.
The festival is organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad and Delhi government`s department of art, culture and languages.
Ranjit Kapoor`s "Chekhov ki Duniya" will open the festival with a collection of six short stories by the Russian writer, depicting the fragility of human relationships.
A play by director Avijit Dutt, called "Abducting Diana" is a chaotic, comic account of the bungled abduction of a millionaire media boss.
"Love in the Time of Oppression" by Faizal Askazi is a heart-warming story of a woman`s courage, self-sacrifice, imprisonment, exile and redemption, spanning sixty years in the life of a character called Magda.
"Barefoot in Athens" by Raj Bisariya revolves around Greek philosopher Socrates` life, while K.S. Rajendranan`s "Aurangzeb" is a theatrical account of the life and times of the Mughal emperor.
The plays will be staged at Sri Ram Centre for Art and Culture.