Hi! In Jul '07, we add Tulu to our list of 15 languages in which plays have been staged at Ranga Shankara! A proud achievement indeed for a theatre which is yet to celebrate its third birthday. An achievement we owe greatly to you, our audiences and Bangalore's theatre practitioners for having made play-a-day a habit. The Tulu play Kariyajjerna Kathekulu, penned by D K Chowta and directed by Krishnamurthy Kavattar shows on 12th and 13th.
Benaka's Sattavara Neralu comes back this month. This masterpiece of B V Karanth has done an incredible 305 shows and retains a major portion of the cast and crew of the original production. The play has some powerful performances and pithy Purandara Dasa songs with catchy tunes (composed by Karanth himself). C R Simha's Vedike brings Karnad Company, which is a mélange of all Karnad plays strung together beautifully. Several old favourites in Kannada return in July making it a good month for catching up on something you have missed.
Chennai's Theatre Nisha is bringing What's to be Done with Sathe directed by V Balakrishnan who is an alumnus of NSD. Bangalore's S Srikrishna premieres Waiting for Lefty.
Anju Sudarshan at the café is cooking up some great Thai and Lebanese dishes these days. And throwing in sinful home-made desserts too.
See you at RS!
July 2007 SCHEDULE
1 BIKHRE BIMB Hindi, 70 mins Dir: Girish Karnad and K M Chaitanya Ranga Shankara, Bangalore. Ph: 26592777, 9886998550 Also at 3:30 pm (25th Show)
2 Theatre closed
3 Bhagavadha jjukiya Kannada, 90 mins Dir: G S Sundarashree Kalakunja, Bangalore. Ph: 9341928688, 9886338583
4 Bhagavadha jjukiya Kannada, 90 mins Dir: G S Sundarashree Kalakunja, Bangalore. Ph: 9341928688, 9886338583
5 Waiting for Lefty English, 90 mins Dir: S Srikrishna Version One Dot Oh!, Bangalore. Ph: 9845123941
6 Waiting for Lefty English, 90 mins Dir: S Srikrishna Version One Dot Oh!, Bangalore. Ph: 9845123941