Catherine and coterie charm all
As a part of the Kathmandu College of Management’s Cultural Week 2005 celebrations, the KCM Student Council staged a play in English, The Great Catherine, written by George Bernard Shaw, on November 17, which was directed by Sajag Rana. Set in the 18th century Russian palace, the setting, props and costumes were designed to give a hint of the classic style of the period. Without making compromises in the set decoration for every scene change, the team had put a lot of hard work to keep the audience captive and entertained.
Being a comedy divided in four different scenes, there were no dull moment and no single hindrance was spotted in the dialogue delivery of the actors.
Aditya Piya (Captain Edstaston), Prabin Shrestha (Prince Patio), Prashant Pokharel (Sergeant),
Reetu Joshi (Princess Dashkoff) and Richa Thapa (Catherine the Empress), all did a wonderful job in terms of acting and dialogue delivery.
All in all, the play was worth its ticket value and what else could an audience want more than spending for a good cause, that too in exchange for a an evening full of entertainment. Part of the proceeds will go for the children at Bal Mandir and part of it for the KMC student scholarship programme fund. The two other KCM Cultural Week events — Inter-college Music Competition and Concert and Food Festival — are scheduled for November 18 and 19.