Shristi Shrestha in Shakespeare’s HAMLET!

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Aruna Karki, Shristi Shrestha and Arpan Thapa
Aruna Karki, Shristi Shrestha and Arpan Thapa

Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha will be making her theater debut with HAMLET tomorrow (October 12) in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The play will be directed by Gregory Thompson in the Nepali language with Bimal Subedi from Theatre Village as the associate director. With Shristi Shrestha playing the character of Ophelia, well-known Nepali cinema actor Arpan Thapa will be seen as HAMLET. The play also stars theater actors Bhola Raj Sapkota, Raj Kumar Pudasaini, Kamal Mani Nepal and Aruna Karki.

The event is being held as part of the 200 years of bilateral relations Britain and Nepal celebrations by British Council. It is scheduled to start at 6PM in the evening.

This sounds really exciting and if my imagination isn’t running too wild then visually stunning too. A play in the middle of Bhaktapur Durbar Square – come on – it sounds amazing! I would definitely be there.


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