Several Good Plays Coming Up at Ranga Shankara

I have seen “The Suit”, and “1,Madhav Baug”…and recommend them to theatregoers!

(Tickets for all plays except 1, Madhav Bagh are available at Ranga Shankara
and For 1, Madhav Bagh, tickets will be sold 20 mins
before each show (25 tickets per show)


The details of four special plays to be staged at Ranga Shankara from Aug
14th to 17th are enclosed.

*The Suit and Nagamandala, directed by Neelam Mansingh*

Contemporary Indian theatre has a few proud ambassadors. Neelam Mansingh
Chowdhary is counted among the top of them. Born and raised in the UK,
Neelam studied in National School of Drama, New Delhi and has been running a
theatre company of her own called “The Company” from Chandigarh.

Apart from being invited to all the major festivals in India, Neelam is in
the forefront of Indian theatre artistes whose work is invited abroad to
much praise and awe. She is a regular on the international theatre festival
circuit and even in countries like Japan where acceptance and
appreciation are difficult and rare.

Her plays have won praise for combining western classical writing with a
performance style grounded in Punjabi aesthetics by incorporating music,
ritualistic elements and images that endeavour to communicate as strongly as
words. Her *Nagamandala *is considered to be one of Girish Karnad’s
masterpieces and Neelam Mansingh’s *Nagamandala *is regarded as the best
production of the play.

*The Whale, by Concrete Temple Theater, New York*

Adapted by Renee Philippi and Carlo Adinolfi and directed by Renee Philippi,
*The Whale *tells the tale of Captain Ahab and his maniacal pursuit of the
ever-elusive White Whale.

* **1, Madhav Baug — presented under Ranga Shankara’s “Other Voices”***

Chetan Datar’s “1 Madhav Baug” is an intimate rendition of a mother about
her son, performed by Revathi Menon. The acclaimed actor-director from
Chennai made her debut in theatre with this piece and has travelled with it
to the Jaipur Literary Festival and Hyderabad as well. “1 Madhav Baug” is
directed by Mariam Jetpurwala. The translation is by Shanta Gokhale.

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