Giving life to the lines

Giving life to the lines

Christ  Junior College recently  organised  an inter-collegiate theatre competition for students of first and second-year pre-university.

A brainchild of  the Department of English of Christ Junior College, the  competition aimed to create a platform for budding theatre enthusiasts to showcase their dramatic best in both acting and directorial abilities.

The students had to interpret and adapt any lesson from their English course book and present it with their own twist -- thus, serving the name 'Page to Stage'.

So be it a poem or a narrative, students were given a stage to learn beyond their text.  

This year's competition saw six different theatrical performances by the students of Christ PU, Jain College, Jayanagar, Carmel PU College, Christ Residential PU College and CMR National PU College.  

The students of Christ P U College staged a dramatic adaptation of the poem 'On Children'   by  Kahlil Gibran.

Here the students showcased how a child's dreams and aspirations were often ruled by the hopes of parents, thereby convincing the children to follow their parents' dreams.

Another team from the same college enacted a play called 'Around a Medicinal Creeper'. The talented students of Jain College, Jayanagar, performed the play 'Watchman of the Lake', an adaptation of  RK Narayan's work.  'A Sunny Morning', a one-act play  by Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero, saw a dramatic representation by the students of Carmel PU College.

The love story of Don Gonzalo and Dona Laura, who meet at a park and recall their romantic past was executed well by these students.

Christ Residential PU College, who secured the first place in the competition, staged the play called 'Gentlemen of the Jungle', which is about the aquisition of the land of East Africa by the colonial rulers.

The rulers were represented by animals like lion, elephant and buffalo.

CMR National PU College who won the second place enacted the play called 'The Voter', which
highlighted themes like corruption, loyalty, guilt and power. 'A Dance of Integrity' was performed by the students of Christ Junior College. This dance-drama act that aimed to highlight the positive values of the society, showcased the dark side of smoking and harassment against women. This act caught the attention of many in the audience. The team received a thunderous applause.

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