They do serious theatre with ideological contexts. Their plays are always enjoyable. Their adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s plays was no different.
Elements of fantasy and reality merged in this play. With cast largely made up of children, it made for good watch.
Cult Entertainment Bangalore’s Imaginary Invalid is a South Indian adaptation of the French classic by Molière. The play is a satire on the medical profession, aimed at being “Fast, Filmy and Fun – a total paisa vasool.”
Bangalore audiences, I find, are keen on being entertained with humour, and there is enough of punning and witty word-play to get the audience hooked to the situation.
You don't need to be a theatre veteran to stage a play here. Just your talent and passion is enough.
Comic situations and characters abound, and witty dialogues and songs in the “smattering of tongues” keep the audience regaled. Adding to the magic is the way the stage and props are used.
The play is a must watch to see how a great writer’s mind works with respect to plot and dialogues.
T P Kailasam, the one of the best Kannada humour writers, "unemployed and unemployable", remained true to his passion.
Based on a short story, the play fails to explore the religious undercurrent. But performances are excellent.
This Japanese play has been performed across the world with different actors for the past two decades. It is a powerful play which makes the audience introspect.
Musical plays of the yesteryears have rarely been recorded. But here is a man who remembers more than 1200 songs. His passion is undiminished even at 80.
Students, amateurs and internationally renowned names all marked their presence at this year’s theatre fest. There was much drama both on and off stage.
Street plays are perfect vehicles for political protest. Plays by three college groups at the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival last week won applause, sometimes for clever lines and at other times for their message
The play attempts to make Hiroshima bombing relevant to a generation that seems to be far removed from that era. The question is, can I be accused of a crime that I never planned and participated in?
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