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Law for the Entitled debuts at Natya Darpan 2023

A new play 'Law for the Entitled' written by Anand Rao makes its debut at the much-awaited short play festival in the US, Natya Darpan 2023.

The selection of the plays is a long and stringent process. 

At the first level, 10 scripts were selected out of hundreds submitted from various parts of the US.  The final 10 were invited to audition, and 6 of them made the final cut. 

This year, there are 2 English plays, 3 Marathi plays, and only one Hindi play selected to perform on the 20th of August at the Middlesex College Auditorium.  

Produced by Nammerica, Anand Rao's Law for the Entitled is based on Sriranga's Kannada play Sampaddharma. The cast includes Anshuman Sharma, Atul Athavale, Jay Nambiar, and Anand Rao. The most interesting feature of the play is the element of interpretive dance set against Vedic chants. The dances are choreographed by Gayatri Suswaram of the Shivatala Dance Institute of NJ and performed by her senior students. 

The other performing plays are The Empty Chair by Tim Kelly, directed by Dr. Aniruddha Railkar, the Hindi play Na Nahaye Bahadur by Santosh Tiwari, directed by Ameeya Mehta, and the two Marathi plays, Ubhe Aadwe written and directed by Swanand and Amruta, and Mast Ekdam Majet, written by Pramod Kale and directed by Sandeep Karanjkar. 

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