Posts Tagged ‘bengali’

"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 !


Bengali Theatre Festival coming up at Ranga Shankara

Here’s a message I got from Moitree, which I am putting out here….

Attention Theatre-lovers!!!

mukhOsh is all set to treat you with three days of rich theatre

*Mark your calenders now for MOITREE – the Bangla theatre festival in
— six plays
— a panel discussion
— music and poetry
— bengali delicacies
— and ofcourse, the inevitable Bengali adda!!

Moitree is the festival of friendship. We have arranged for the cream of
Bangla theatre to visit Bengaluroo, which is now home to over a lakh of
Bengalis. We aim to re-create the vibrant cultural ambience of Bengal that
we miss away from home, and to create a platform where the two cultures,
that of Bengaluroo and Kolkata can interact. This would be a first-of-it’s
kind experience for the city. The schedule for the festival is given below:
Friday, 23rd May, 1100h:*
Panel discussion on “Globalisation and the Indian regional theatre
– a camouflaged threat?”
Eminent theatre personalities from Kolkata and Bengaluroo would be
on the panel.
*Friday, 23rd May, 1930h:*
Play “Daibaddha” by Sayak, Kolkata
*Saturday, 24th May, 1100h:*
Play “Dildaar” by Sayak, Kolkata
*Saturday, 24th May, 1930h:*
Plays “Mallabhumi” and “Shoorpanakha” by mukhOsh, Bengaluroo
*Sunday, 25th May, 1100h:*
Play “Galpo Hekim Saheb” by Sundaram, Kolkata
*Sunday, 25th May, 1930h:*
Play “Sajano Bagan” by Sundaram, Kolkata

mukhOsh is a forum where scientists give expressions to their passion for

Moitree is a friendship that attempts to provide a platform for the
interaction between the theatre enthusiasts of Bengaluroo and Kolkata.

We would be bringing out a booklet on the occasion of Moitree, that would
reflect the unification of the two cultures, and of the sciences with the
performing arts. Eminent theatre personalities as well as scientists would
be contributing articles in both Bangla and English for this booklet, that
would surely be a reader’s delight.

The booklet would be priced at Rs.20/- per copy. Book your copy now!

Tickets for the shows are priced at Rs.150/- each.
Tickets would be available at the Ranga Shankara counter from 15th May.

For tele-bookings, call: Souvik (9900498000);
Anindita (9886307249);
Ayan (9886807298)

Note: Tele-bookings would be confirmed against payment by 20th May 2008.

mukhOsh attempts to add some sunshine to the lives of the underprivileged
through its performances. The proceeds of the festival would be given in aid
of paraplegic children to the Mathru Foundation, an NGO run by the
Para-olympian, Padmashree Smt. Malathi K. Holla.

Book your tickets now to experience the richness of Bangla theatre and also
to make a little contribution for the children of a lesser God.

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Looking forward to having you with us.

– Anindita

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