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Tourist’s vision of Kathmandu depicted in play

A screen from the street drama 'Arthur in Nepal' staged at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Photo Courtesy: Ajit Aryal

Kathmandu, August 14, 2016: A street drama about a French tourist, Arthur, was staged at the Kathmandu Durbar Square on Saturday.

The play, ‘Arthur in Nepal’, was prepared by a theatre group, Achel, after a workshop with the French national touring here.

Ajit Aryal had directed the play whereas it featured Arthur himself, Rekha Karki, Shusila Thapa among others as actors.

The play depicts Arthur’s hopes and expectations prior to his visit to Nepal and subsequent disappointments he faces as soon as he arrives here.

Finding the people here immoral, Arthur packs his bag to leave; yet, he feels that the Mother Nepal is stopping him from flying back with such an impression.

A screen from the street dram 'Arthur in Nepal' staged at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Photo Courtesy: Ajit Aryal
A screen from the street dram ‘Arthur in Nepal’ staged at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Responding to the call, he returns and, thus, sees Nepal from a new perspective.

The play questions why Nepalis are taking the influx of tourists for granted even though it is such a huge source of income.

The drama concludes with a message to welcome the tourists and treat them with respect.

The play would be staged in Pashupati on Sunday, Bhaktapur on Monday and Patan on Tuesday.