Archive for January, 2009

"Alarms and Excursions" at Ranga Shankara on Feb 5th and 6th,2009

Dramanon, the young theatre group of Bangalore, is staging “Alarms and Excursions” on Feb 5th & 6th at Ranga Shankara.

About Alarms and Excursions:

Alarms and Excursions by Michael Frayn, is both farcical and comic. The play comprises of two playlets that share a central theme: a humorous & critical commentary on disconnection between people. The play explores the obtuse humor in our off the hook, disconnected relationships with ourselves and with each other – and the resulting tragic-comedy of such a set up.

The first playlet “Doubles” involves two couples who check into identical hotel rooms next to each other. Their rooms, which are mirror images of each other, are separated by thin walls. Through the play, we slowly discover that the only thing that eventually separates them is not the physical wall between the rooms, but the invisible walls between each other.

The second playlet “Immobiles,” is an exposé of human disconnection in a world without mobile phones. A frustrated couple tries to coordinate a proper meeting place using an answering machine and coin operated phone booths for their foreign friend when he arrives at the airport. Broken bones and broken hearts are the result of this techno faux pas.


Yours Truly Theatre:Upcoming Shows in Feb, and 1st March

3rd feb-

‘common man’ (Complete the story)

Ranga Shankara, JP nagar

1 show:7.30pm


22th feb

‘valentines special’ (Playback theatre)

Nayana, within ravindra kalakshetra premises, next to townhal, JC road

2 shows: 5pm and 7pm


28th Feb

‘Bhagwaan dundoo’ (Complete the story)

Nayana, within ravindra kalakshetra premises, next to townhal, JC road

1 show:7pm


1st March

‘common man’ (Complete the story)

Nayana, within ravindra kalakshetra premises, next to townhal, JC road

2 shows:5pm and 7pm


9845243051/ 9845853093 or open your mailbox and mail us at yourstrulytheatre@
Don’t forget to visit www.yourstruly-

Yours Truly Theatre has been invited to perform at International Theatre festival to be held at Armenia in Sep 2009. This invitation came after one of the organizers saw the play Common Man performed at Bangalore last year.

Human Rights in Frames

to the 5th Tri-Continental Film Festival
“Human Rights in Frames”

January 30th – February 1st, 2009.

Bangalore Film Society in association with
Breakthrough TV and Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
is proud to present the 5th International Tri Continental
Film Festival – Human Rights in Frames.

Featuring twenty-eight acclaimed and important films
from across three continents that navigate through the
excesses and damages of our times, history and the
present, to find the images and dialogues of hope,
humanity and an inspiration for a better future.


Venue: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore,
Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore – 560 052.

Contact: 25493705 / 9886771173 / 9886213516

"Mozart Chocolates" staged at Ranga Shankara: Play Review

The Bangalore School of Speech and Drama staged Mozart Chocolates’, a play written by Dr.Ketaki Kushari Dyson and directed by Dr.Zulfia Shaikh, who also took on the role of the main character, Ila. This was the premiere of the translation of the Bengali play.

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The synopsis of the play goes thus:

Play Synopsis:

On a rainy day which has brought floods, Ila, a Bengali woman living in England, is folding and re-arranging the saris that have accumulated over the years in her wardrobe. Her friend Lipi arrives and they discuss an eclectic range of subjects including the hollowness of academic jargon, the state of women in ancient and modern times and chocolates !


Hands On…


This young boy is cleaning sugarcanes for his family owned sugarcane juice stall nearby market. Many such individuals start learning tricks of the trade quite early in their lives ‘hands on’ as kids and evolve & engage themselves working independently running business of their own….

Winter Morning Warm-ups…


City has already succumbed to cold wave; many say that this winter is colder than the earlier few. Early morning at a signal nearby I spot few enjoying the fire warming up a bit….

Classical Dance at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
invites you to an evening
of Bharathanatyam

An evening of Classical Dance presenting two
versatile and professional dancers of Bangalore –
Dr Seshadri Iyengar and Preeti Sunderajan.

Classical movement and expression come together to tell us
stories that are old and new. Weaving together pieces that
will make the evening memorable.

Date : January 10
Time : 6 pm
Venue : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
on Race Course Road
080 22267303‎
080 22265746‎
Entry is free and open to all

Underwater Photography Exhibition


Bangalore’s first underwater photography exhibition. Check out the magic of marine life this MONDAY 5TH JANUARY 6:30-9:30 PM at Global Tree Cafe, F&B (Pappanna St, off St Mark’s Road)



Wildlife Expedition to Agumbe, 24 and 25 Jan,2009

Amoghavarsha J S, who has moved from the I T industry to become a wildlife photographer, is well-known to all of us. His photographs have been featured in the WWF calendar, and he has been showcased in prestigious magazines such as Better Photography. His last wildlife expedition to Agumbe was a great success (yes, I know, because I paid and went!) and by popular demand, he is repeating the expedition this month, on the 24th and 25th January 2009.

You will find all details at:


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