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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Aug 26-28: Play for Kids at Ranga Shankara -- "The First Leaf" 

"The First Leaf", a special play for children in English, will be staged at Ranga Shankara on 26th, 27th and 28th August 2008 at 7.30 pm.

"The First Leaf" is a production of AHA! Ranga Shankara's Theatre for Children initiative. The play is directed by Padmavati Rao, who has previously served as Assistant Director on Shankar Nag's popular TV serial, Malgudi Days. Padmavati has also co-directed AHA!'s other popular production "Gumma Banda Gumma" in Kannada.

The music for "The First Leaf" is by Bhavataarini, daughter of the famous composer, Ilayaraja.

This play opened in December last year to an appreciative audience of children and adults. Till date, over 12,000 children have enjoyed the play.

"The First Leaf" tells the inspiring story of Putti, her brother Dodu and friend Chinna who live in a time of imminent environmental catastrophe, which is as real as today and looms as close as tomorrow. The three young students explore their surroundings through fantasy and fun with the new tenant in their residential complex, who breathes new meaning into all he touches and encounters. The lesson ultimately learnt is one of protecting Planet Earth.

The play is for children of 5 years and above.

Theatre Alive! "

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