Gurugram: The DLF Club5 was abuzz with excitement as the theatrical production, “Play It Right,” brought the age-old tradition of storytelling to life. This satirical play portrayed a comedic outlook on the world of adults through the eyes of teenagers. Co-directed by Aditya Singh and Vaanya Ohri, the play was based on the book “Play it Right” written by Vanessa Ohri. Aditya and Vaanya are senior students of The Shri Ram School, Moulsari branch and, with Play It Right, they are combining their love and passion for theatre with a desire to support underprivileged children battling cancer.
The funds raised for the event were directly donated to CanKids KidsCan, the National Society for Change for Childhood Cancer in India. The evening witnessed an enthusiastic turnout of art and culture lovers enjoying the play and supporting the cause. With more than 200 registrations, the initial goal of Rs 5 Lakhs was easily met and donated to the cancer treatment organisation. The fundraiser is still active for another 20 days and the children hope to raise an even greater amount. The talented cast of pre-teens and teens of age group 7-17 years from various schools in Delhi and Gurugram enthralled the audience by delivering a captivating performance and immersive storytelling.
The young directors, Aditya Singh and Vaanya Ohri, said, “We are thrilled with the success of ‘Play it Right’ and the overwhelming support we received from the community. It has been very gratifying to be associated with this very meaningful cause especially since the event raised not only financial support but also awareness about the treatment of childhood cancer and encouraged more people to make a difference.”
The event was a memorable evening of entertainment, showcasing the power of art to bring people together for a good cause and was an excellent representation of the art of storytelling and a beautiful reminder of the power of theatre to entertain, educate and inspire.