‘Kododilla...’ will be staged on Tuesday

‘Kododilla...’ will be staged on Tuesday

‘Kododilla Bidodilla’ is a Kannada adaptation of ‘Can’t Play! Won’t Pay’ by Dario Fo.

The play ‘Kododilla Bidodilla’ will be staged on December 25 at Ravindra Kalakshetra as a part of the ongoing ‘Nataka Bengaluru- A Festival Of New Plays’.

It is a Kannada adaptation of ‘Can’t Pay! Won’t Pay’ by Italian Nobel laureate Dario Fo. It is satire about the social and economic injustice done to the plebeian society. It looks at the phenomena of descent and tries to explore the idea of protest, provoking and the notion of revolt within the individual. With a perspect to fit into the vernacular context, ‘Kododilla Bidodilla’ is an attempt to put forth the idea of Dario Fo.

“It was a lengthy play to translate and the challenging part was to give local names to the characters. Kannada is a rich language therefore it was more important to make this play look regional,” shares Krishna Hebbale, director.

With a contemporary setting, it explores issues of unemployment, food shortage and freedom of expression. It is the third staging of the play, and will be performed again in an upcoming event at Rang Shankara and is also the part of National Festival of Hulariya in February.