Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

“Brief Candle”…new play by Mahesh Dattani at Chowdiah




In support of India Foundation for the Arts

(A new play by Mahesh Dattani, Produced and Directed by Lillete Dubey)

Cast: Joy Sengupta, Amar Talwar, Suchitra Pillai, Zafar Karachiwala, Manasi Parekh and Satchit Puranik

Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Date: 6th September, 09 : Time: 3.30 PM and 7.30 PM

Duration: 1hour 25 min

Language: English


“Nannavala Kagada”: Kannada Comedy at Ranga Shankara, 19th August 2009

WeMove Production’s comedy, “Nannavala Kagada” after successful shows in Bangalore and Mysore, is now being staged at Rangashankara.

On 18th August, 2009 at 7.30 p.m

Please, find the ticket/booking information below


“Citizen Josh”: Play at Ranga Shankara

Name of the play: Citizen Josh
Date: Wed Aug 19th at 7:30 PM
Venue: Ranga Shankara
Playwright: Josh Kornbluth
Actor: Josh Kornbluth

Citizen Josh – Press Release


* Citizen Josh being performed at Ranga Shankara on Wed, Aug 19th at 7:30 PM.
* Written and performed by Josh Kornbluth, the play is being peformed in India with the support of the American Consulate.
* The play examines and engages the fundamentals of democracy using autobiographical stories.
* The tickets are priced at Rs.200 each.

Press Release –

For immediate release

“Citizen Josh at Ranga Shankara”

Josh Kornbluth will be presenting his hilarious and provocative one-man show at Ranga Shankara on Wed, Aug 19th at 7:30 PM. A Jonathan Reinis Production, ‘Citizen Josh’is written and performed by Josh Kornbluth in collaboration with Arena’s Associate Artistic Director David Dower. In this production, Kornbluth examines and engages the fundamentals of democracy through his entertaining and moving autobiographical stories.

In 1980, Josh met every requirement to graduate from Princeton except one — he didn’t do his “senior thesis.” Now, over a quarter-century later, he tracks down his old advisor, a brilliant political theorist named Sheldon Wolin. Josh asks Wolin to help him complete his long-overdue thesis, on the subject of democracy. Josh’s explorations of political theory soon bring him into the “real” political world — as he finds himself at the center of a number of grassroots protests involving his local playground, state education funding, and even global warming. Including a pivotal encounter with former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, this tale blends recent electoral history with stories from the Civil Rights movement and academia.

Mr. Josh Kornbluth is the author and performer of the celebrated monologues Love & Taxes, Ben Franklin: Unplugged and Citizen Josh, among others. From 2006 to 2008 he hosted the weekly KQED-TV program “The Josh Kornbluth Show,” interviewing such figures as Annie Leibovitz, Alan Alda, Helen Mirren and Michael Tilson.

The tickets are priced at Rs.200 each. For any further details please contact Ranga Shankara at 26493982 or visit our website

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777
W: www.rangashankara.or

New Play, “Sic”, by Dramanon at Ranga Shankara

Play : [sic]

Troupe : Dramanon, Bangalore

Playwright : Melissa James Gibson

Director : Sharanya Ramprakash

Venue : Ranga Shankara

Date & Time : August 20th & 21st (7:30 PM) Duration : 90 Mins (No interval) Telebooking No : 9880036611/ 9845017975 Online Booking : Play Synopsis:

sic (adv.): thus, so.


Volunteers Needed for Ranga Shankara Event in August

Volunteers for Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara will play host to a major international event during the end of August and beginning of September 2009. In this regard, we are on the lookout for people who are willing to work as volunteers. Please note that it will be required to be present at Ranga Shankara for atleast ten days full-time between Aug 20th and Sep 10th. A nominal payment will be made for the services rendered.

Interested persons can write to Persons interested in volunteering part time may also contact us.

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777

Painting Day at Ranga Shankara…August 2nd 2009

This is a great way to combine art, theatre and children! So…I highly recommend this for all the children I know!

Ranga Shankara continues its endeavour to encourage art and theatre among children, by organizing a Painting Day on the 2nd of August, 2009.

The Painting Day is a precursor to a mega event for children, which will be announced shortly. This is an opportunity to unleash one’s creativity and indulge innovative minds in mixing colors and creating unique shades!

The art pieces will be exhibited at Ranga Shankara for over a month. Furthermore, Ranga Shankara has invited a couple of senior artists of Bangalore to paint away with the children.

Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009

Venue: Ranga Shankara

Time: 11 AM to 1 PM

Age Group: 6 to 14 years
Theme: ‘ A drama I have seen’ OR ‘ A Dramatic Moment in my Life’

Items to bring: Pencils, erasers, brushes, palette (to mix your colours), a glass (to fill with water and clean your brushes), colour pencils (optional), sketch pens (optional), crayons (optional).

Items provided by Ranga Shankara: Paint and paper.

Reading by Githa Hariharan at Ranga Shankara

Book Reading by Githa Hariharan – Press Release

Ranga Shankara, in association with Penguin Books India, will play host to a book reading session by author Githa Hariharan on Sun July 26th at 11:00 AM. The session, being held to celebrate the publication of the author’s latest work, “Fugitive Histories”, will begin with an introduction by Lakshmi Krishnamurthy and will be followed by readings from her work by the author and an interaction with the audience.

Fugitive Histories exposes the legacy of prejudice that sometimes covertly, sometimes perceptibly, continues to affect disparate lives in present day India. In prose that is at once elegant, playful and startlingly inventive, Githa Hariharan portrays with remarkable precision the web of human connections that binds as much as it divides.

The entrance for the event, which will be held inside the Ranga Shankara auditorium, is free. For any further details please contact Ranga Shankara on 26493982.

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777

"Ultimate Kurukshetra" Play Reading

Toto Funds the Arts is organizing a reading of Ram Ganesh Kamatham’s new play Ultimate Kurukshetra

Readers: Mallika Prasad, Ajith Hande, Balaji Manohar and Ashvin Mathew
Venue: Crossword Bookstore, ACR Towers, Ground Floor, 32 Residency Road, Bangalore – 1

Date and time: Friday, 3 July 2009 at 6.30 pm

Writer–director Ram Ganesh Kamatham has created work for the stage, film, radio and video games. With a heady mix of dark humour and biting satire, his plays entertain, provoke and challenge audiences, confronting them with the problems of next-generation, young urban India. His previous works include Project S.T.R.I.P. (2008), Creeper (2007), Crab (2006), Dancing on Glass (2004) and Square Root of Minus One (2002).

Mallika Prasad is a well-known theatre, film and television actor-director based in Bangalore.

Ajith Hande is a theatre, film and television actor. He also runs his own media company, Goblin Productions.

Balaji Manohar is a theatre, film and television actor. He also does work for the radio and is a much-loved ‘voice’ among Bangalore listeners.

Ashvin Matthew is a theatre actor and stand-up comedian based in Bangalore.

"Nannavala Kagada" at Naani Arena on 6th June 2009

WeMove Production’s “Nannavala Kagada”, already staged in Bangalore and Mysore, now returns to Bangalore.

At Naani Arena, Centre for Film and Drama (CFD) on 6th June, 2009 (Saturday)

Be there to witness the most hilarious play of the season.

WeMove Production’s New Play in support for Stage Artists and Stage Performances

Please, find the ticket/booking information below

Hayavadana Rao, is an amateur poet, one day he receives a letter from his WIFE, he goes nuts and rushes to his in-laws place…
What was there in that letter? Why Did he Rush to his in law’s place?

Get to know more about Hayavadana Rao and his escapades…………

WeMove Productions®

Presents the most hilarious play of the year

Nannavala Kagada
(My Wife’s Letter)

NOW, Staging at “Nanni Arena” Centre for Film and Drama (CFD)

No 71, Sona Towers, Millers Road (Next to Cunning Ham road)


6th, June 2009 Saturday @ 7.00 p.m

For more information log on to /

Buy Tickets online @ or call 9986016207/ 9980169269

Mango Festival at Ranga Shankara

Mango Party at Ranga Shankara

The annual mango party is back at Ranga Shankara and will be held on Saturday May 23rd from 2 PM to 6 PM. A one of its kind event in the country dedicated to the Mango, one of India’s special gifts, Mango Party is all about celebrating the mango every year in so much abundance and variety.

Keeping in tune with the Indian tradition wherein the mango is seen as a community fruit, Ranga Shankara has celebrated the Mango Party annually with great zeal involving large numbers of people. With the theatre community being in attendance one can look forward to spontaneous songs, scenes and entertainment.

This year there will also be special entertainment for children and others in the form of mango stories by Padmavati Rao, mango games, Paint-a-mango, on-the-spot story writing contests, best mango recipe (send your recipe to to enter the competition) and much more.

The party is open to all. All one needs to do to enjoy the party is bring a kilo of mangoes and eat as much as one can from the pool. Ranga Shankara will strive to bring as many varieties as possible to the pool.

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777

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