Spotlight on Kannada plays

Kannada Natakotsava 2015’, a theatre festival, will be held till May 31 at Ranga Shankara.  A visual treat, these plays will be in honour of some great personalities of theatre.

Modern Kannada theatre, which can be traced back to 1890, will be seen in a new avatar. Started in 2014, the curated festival is back for the second season. This acts as a platform for youngsters and aspiring theatre artistes to showcase their works.
Six youngsters have been selected to direct a play of their choice. Ranga Shankara has also helped them with technical and other guidance.

Archana Shyam and ‘Antaranga’ will present ‘Shaapurada Seenigi Sa’, a play by B Suresha on May 30. It is for a duration of 90 minutes.
The last play of the festival is called ‘Ninneya Naale’, by Avinash and ‘SARC’, on May 31. It is co-written by HS Venkateshamurthy and Avinash, and is for a duration of 90 minutes.

This play discusses the inability of life to quench the mind’s thirst.

It is inspired by the character of Draupadi from HS Venkateshamurthy’s ‘Uriya Uyyale’.

Entry is for children above the age of eight. The play will start at 3.30 pm and 7.30pm on Sunday.

Tickets are priced at Rs 100 and be booked online on

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