Imphal: Full dress rehearsal of a Shumang Kumhei play based on Covid-19 awareness titled “Keidoubagi Kidoino” was held on Saturday at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound. The play is all set to premiere very soon.
The Padmashri Awardee and Chairman Academic Sub-Committee Manipur State Shumang Leela Council (MSSLC) Wareppa Naba is the consultant of the play. The play is directed by Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee Sh Hemanta. While Ranjit Ningthouja is the scriptwriter of this Shumang Leela play.
This play is produced under the aegis of the Department of Information and Public Relations, DIPR, Government of Manipur with the advice of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh. The play “Keidoubagi Kidoino” narrates the existing concepts/habits of the public during this pandemic. It also highlights the initiatives which are being taken up by the government to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The play which is scripted for COVID awareness will be played in the form of infotainment by selected renowned Shumang Leela artists of Manipur. Director IPR Balkrishna Heisnam and Deputy Director IPR Lairenlakpam Ashokumar and other officials of DIPR also attended the full dress rehearsal session of the play.
Later, Director IPR and his team interacted with the director, playwright, consultant and artists of the play “Keidoubagi Kidoino.”
This play is totally funded and organised by the Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Manipur.