PESHAWAR:February 13: Keeping their rich traditions, the students of the Edwardes College Peshawar staged the play ‘And there were none’ — the masterpiece of famous English writer Agatha Christie, who is known for crime and mystery writings.
The audience enjoyed the performance as the young students acted in the detective fiction novel, which is one of the most famous and widely praised writings of the English writer. Talking to The News, acting head of the institute and chairman of English Department Prof Kalimullah said the purpose was to provide entertainment to the fun-starved people. He said such events helped improve the image of the people of Khyber Pakhtun-khwa besides providing opportunities to the students to display their skills. He asked the parents to encourage children to participate in co-curricular activities.
Prof Nasir Iqbal, who organised the event, said Edwardes College was among the educational institutions that regularly organised English stage dramas. To a query, he replied that nearly two months were needed by the actors to be prepared for performing the event. He said 11 students of Bachelor of Arts including three girls acted in the play.
Prof Nasir Iqbal said six plays had been staged since revival of the dramatic society at the Edwardes College in 2000. Ansar Ali Shah, a student who played the main role of Justice Lawrence Wargrave in the drama, said the experience of performing on stage was excellent. “To confront audience, entertain them while they are so near to you is a difficult task,” he remarked.
He said the Indian cinema legend from Peshawar, Prithviraj, was a student of the Edwardes College and acted in stage plays at the college. He said he felt proud that he performed in a play at the hall that saw the work of Prithviraj.The news.