“Heegaadre Hege?” – A Kannada play
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“Heegadre Hege?”, a play by Kriyative Theatre Trust, is a comedy based on the short stories of T Sunandamma, the first female humour writer in Kannada.
The play, which was staged at Rangashankara early this month, and will be staged again early next month, strings together a number of funny stories. Though some of the stories have been written long back, they have been adapted cleverly to reflect modern times.
Scripted by K.Y. Narayanaswamy and directed by Pramod Shiggaon, the brand of comedy is very simple, but it tends slightly towards slapstick in some places. But some of the dialogues are very funny – complete with a clever play on words. More than anything else, the story, the characters – are all very recognizable – you immediately connect with the protagonists.
The success of the play is a lot due to the the talent of the
two actors – the very capable Laxmi Chandrashekhar and Sundar, who carry off their roles with aplomb. Add to it, very catchy music, and excellent setting and direction — and the result is a play which had the audience in splits!
Perhaps on popular demand, they are staging it again. The details:
Date and Time: September 1, 2, 3 and 5th at 7 30 pm, with a special 3 30 show on Sunday, Sept 3rd.
36/2, 8th cross, JP Nagar,
2nd Phase, Bangalore – 560078
Tickets: Rs. 49
Kriyative Theatre — 94495-44675
If you have an evening free, and are in the mood for some light entertainment, do check out this play!