Theatre
Jan 21 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Having watched an excellent play staged by Tadpole Repertory earlier (you can see the review here if you wish to) I was eager to watch the production of  “This Will Only Take Several Minutes”, which this...
Jan 06 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Having heard about the   Dhaatu Puppet Festival   I went with my daughter and two grandchildren to watch the parade, which started from the Dhaatu Bus Stop in Banashankari,      and...
Nov 16 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
There are times when the production of a play makes the task easy for the reviewer. When there are plenty of criticisms to be made, it always grieves me to have to make negative comments, when I know that each stage production has so much of passion...
Nov 14 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
For children….   Once a year, Children’s Day (celebrated on Nov 14 in India) comes around, and we have many initiatives just for them. One of these was   “Maya Bazaar” a story of mythology and...
Jul 03 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It's always intriguing to watch poetry being dramatized, and I was keen on going to watch "Kitchen Poems" by Dhiruben Patel, a 90+ year-old Gujarati writer. Padmavathi Rao, who was the solo actor in this performance produced by Aantarya Film and Theatre...
Jun 03 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I went to watch Kriyative Theatre’s presentation of “Where The Shadow Ends” after having read the theatre group’s introduction to it, with an open mind...and that open mind was truly filled with sights, sounds, concepts both...
Nov 13 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It’s not easy to review a play when the theme is intense-- political unrest, and the social chaos that results.. This was the thread underlying  “Mein hoon Yusuf, aur yeh hai mera bhai”, which I watched at Ranga Shankara on...
Nov 01 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It’s not often that I attend a play without prior planning, but this happened to me when my friend Prathap invited me, after rather a long day outdoors, to “Still and Still Moving” at Ranga Shankara on 31st October 2015, staged by...
Sep 18 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
After a long absence, it was refreshing to enter my favourite theatre space, Ranga Shankara, once again, this time to watch a Hindi play, "Rocky Ka Insaaf", staged by Mashaal.   The play has been expanded from a ten-minute vignette...
Jul 15 2015
GET DRAMATIC AT BANGALORE'S THEATRES
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Looking to develop a dramatic side? Here’s how you can start off your love for the dramatic arts in Bengaluru!
Apr 18 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Bengali plays are not very common at Ranga Shankara, so I was quite keen to watch this Badal Sircar play, produced by Centre for Film and Drama (CFD), and directed by Nilanjan  P Choudhry.   For this play, a neat brochure had been...
Apr 17 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I thought it was difficult to write a review of a play I liked very much; I did not want to sound as if the theatre group had sponsored my review! But alas, the difficulty of that task is nothing compared to that of writing a review for a play...
Apr 15 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Occasionally, instead of a light-hearted evening of theatre, one gets a  powerful, thought-provoking play to watch. My friend Shangon and I braved the rain to go and watch Michael Freyn's play, "Copenhagen" which was being produced by Centre...
Apr 13 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Theatre Professionals, a part of the  Drama School, Mumbai, staged "The Dragon", translated from the Soviet author and playwright, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evgeny_Shvarts">  Evgeny Shvarts </a> This  ...
Jan 30 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Any form of theatre that has to do with puppets seems to exert a great fascination for children. More than adults, they seem to quickly suspend their disbelief, and join the puppets in the fantasy world that is created on stage. Sidhvi, 6 yrs, standing...
Jan 20 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
My friend Priya Venkatesh,  herself a theatre person, told me about another interesting and unusual performance at Jagriti on the 15th of January, 2015. So I went with her and three other friends, to watch "Two Women Talking." The excellent...
Jan 11 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
When my friend Priya Venkatesh told me about the performance of “A Moment of Memory”, I was intrigued by the description of the performance and decided to attend the 8 pm showing at Atta Galatta in Koramangala, on January 10th. The production...
Jan 03 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I find it interesting to watch a translation of a play; watching "Maryade Prashne", a translation, by Surendranath, of "Respect", a play in German by Lutz Huebner was an experience on several levels. In the foyer. Pic: Deepa Mohan I was...
Nov 29 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
The cast and some of the crew taking a bow after the show. It's always a challenge to go to a play after it's done several shows. This happened to me on 28th November, 2014, when I attended the staging of "Our Iceberg Is Melting", by Bangalore...
Nov 05 2014
BLT'S ANNUAL CHILDRENS THEATRE PRODUCTION
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Bangalore Little Theatre's annual children's theatre production, Our Iceberg is Melting, is a musical on climate change, in support of Association for the Mentally Challenged.
Jun 09 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Once in a while, instead of attending intense, issue-based plays, it's good to go and have an evening of pure, unadulterated fun in the theatre! And so it proved, when I went to watch "Bade Miyaan Deewane", staged by Rangbaaz Group, in association...
Apr 23 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
In Bangalore in the early 90's, I was very impressed by one very young dramatist who wrote plays in English that showed a talent and an ability to mirror social issues well beyond his physical age.I watched every production of Mahesh Dattani's plays...
Mar 24 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I've attended, and enjoyed, several of Bangalore Little Theatre's productions over the years, because it's Bangalore's oldest theatre society...but this evening's production of "The Court Jester: Tales of Tenali Rama" was very special for me, as my...
Feb 24 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Having watched  Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research  (what a mouthful, I'll call it ALTAR for short!)'s earlier production, "The Tenth Head" at Ranga Shankara, and reviewed it  here , I was prepared for an interesting evening...
Feb 18 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
The play, "The Tenth Head", written by Vinay Kumar KJ, directed by Veenapani Chawla, and staged by Adishakti Laboratory and Theatre Art Research, Puduchery, has a very interesting central premise: that all the heads of Ravana are not alike, and that...
Jan 24 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It's quite unusual to go to review a play that's been running for some time, but I did just that on the 23rd of January, as I went to watch "The Incredible Mullah Nasruddin" at Ranga Shankara. This was their 13th show. The play is a production...
 
 

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