Students to Stage Play on Feminism

Published: 03rd September 2015 03:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2015 03:56 AM   |  A+A-


WHITEFIELD:The students of Inventure Academy present the play Beyond the Bubble at 6.30 pm on Friday and Saturday at MLR Convention Centre, Whitefield.

The play revolves around four young monks from the future who travel back in time to save the world. They venture down a path that explores gender inequality, the impact of disasters around the world and the effect of advancing technology, while demonstrating selflessness, teamwork and inquisitiveness.

With appropriate guidance from the teachers, the students have worked hard on the play. "They produced original music for the play and even developed their own visual projections. I am stunned by their creativity and originality. They were so eager to experiment and make the play grand and spectacular,” says Nooraine Fazal, Principal, Inventure Academy. 

Prior to drafting the play, a student-teacher interaction was held for classes 6 to 12 to understand the areas of concern for the children.

“Strong feminist beliefs emerged from the discussion, which inspired the play,” she adds.

One of the key questions that the play raises is which gender the characters would like to assume after graduating. “Owing to gender stereotypes, women do not choose to take up certain professions. This is what the play tries to challenge,” says Fazal.

The proceeds from the show will go to Inventure Academy’s own Our Lakes Our Voice project. They plan to campaign around Varthur Lake to create awareness about protecting the environment and also revive a 20-year-old lake bed in the area. One of their goals is to able to

conduct the annual lake festival, Kere Habba. Tickets are priced at Rs 100 for schoolchildren and between Rs 800-Rs 100 for adults. There is also a 50 per cent discount for the elderly. The play will be held at 10 am for schools and at 6.30 pm for the public.

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