A 13-day long Alhamra Theatre Festival will commence at the Alhamra Art Centre today (Thursday). As many as 15 renowned theatre groups including Mass Foundation, LUMS University, Zig Zag media production, Sangat theatre, Aks theatre, Nau-Ratan Production, Punjab University, Sirimiri Production, Orange Media Production, Ajoka theatre, Azaad theatre and others will stage their dramas in the festival. This was revealed by Chairman Alhamra Arts Council Tuqeer Nasir during a press conference on Wednesday. He said that “Alhamra Theater Festival” is a free entertainment for citizens in which various theater dramas productions will stage their dramas to entertain the audience and it to be continued till September 11. He said that we want to revive our theatre and bring people back to serious and quality theatre; our basic aim is to celebrate the legacy of theatre in Lahore. On the occasion, LAC Director Art and Culture Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi said that the festival is being organized to promote true spirit of theatre and provide vigorous entertainment to the audience. He said, let this festival be a source of Happiness and Joy for all. Alhamra Public Information Officer Samreen Bukhari in her statement said that this theatre festival is organised in the supervision of experts who believe that, “Being a progressive and s responsible cultural organisation, the LAC has always been a big supporter of the rich art and culture of Punjab. We are arranging this theatre festival from that sense of responsibility to honour the luminous artists of theatre.” Each theatre drama on Day 1 will be held at 7pm in Hall 2. The entry will be free for families, she added. Published in Daily Times, August 30th 2018.