The 16th edition of the Histrionica, the national performing arts festival, will begin today at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) with stage plays performed by six teams from Delhi Collegiate Theatre Circuit.

Presented by Dramatics Society of the SRCC, the theatre festival will be held for four days.

While on Tuesday audiences will be mesmerised with the theatre performance, Wednesday, 20 February, will have Kunal Kamra and Kumar Varun leave the audiences in split with a stand-up comedy session called Just For Laughs.

On Thursday, 21 February, every individual and group will be able to showcase their talent in shayari, singing, violin playing, beat boxing, dance, drama, etc as part of the Grand open mic.

On the same day, actors Shishir Sharma and Sahil Verma will participate in a conversation in the event called The Stage.

Histrionica will conclude on 22 February with Aahvaan, a mega event in which eight teams will highlight social issues through nukkad – a form of theatre.

Celebrities who have graced the event in the past include Vinay Pathak, Adil Hussain, Agnee, Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Randeep Hooda, Piyush Mishra, Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkumar Rao.

The theme of the event this year is “Dwi-e-Marasim”, which, according to the organisers, can be seen as the relation between two entities as perceived by any individual.

Tickets to the event have already been sold out.