"The First Leaf" by, and at, Ranga Shankara

“The First Leaf”, a special play for children in English, will be staged at Ranga Shankara from 26-28 August 2008 at 7.30 pm.

“The First Leaf” is a production of AHA! Ranga Shankara’s Theatre for Children initiative. Padmavati Rao, who has previously served as Assistant Director on Shankar Nag’s popular TV serial, Malgudi Days, directs the play. The translation into English from the original by Shrirang Godbole is by the director. Padmavati has also co-directed AHA!’s other production “Gumma Banda Gumma” in Kannada.

Music for “The First Leaf” is by Bhavataarini, daughter of the famous composer, Ilayaraja.

This play opened in December last year to an appreciative audience of children and adults. Till date, over 6200 children have enjoyed the play through the Deccan Herald’s Newspaper in Education programme.

“The First Leaf” tells the inspiring story of Putti, her brother Dodu and friend Chinna who live in a time of imminent environmental catastrophe, which is as real as today and looms as close as tomorrow. The three young students explore their surroundings through fantasy and fun with the new tenant in their residential complex, who breathes new meaning into all he touches and encounters. The lesson ultimately learnt is one of protecting Plant Earth.

The tele-booking counter is open on 98869-98550. Tickets are on sale at Ranga Shankara from 10 am – 12. 30 pm and 05.00 – 07.30 pm (Monday holiday). You can also call the Ranga Shankara office on 080 – 26493982 / 26592777 for further details.

The play is for children of 5 years and above.

Details of the performance

Name

The First Leaf

Language

English

Dates

August 26, 27, 28 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Time

7.30 PM

Duration

70 minutes

Venue

Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar

Age Group

Above 5 Years

Ticket Price

Rs 70


Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777
E: rstheatre@gmail.com
W: www.rangashankara.org

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