JP NAGAR: Kriyative Theatre presents two of its popular Kannada comedies at Ranga Shankara at 7.30 pm today and tomorrow.
Ratnan Parpancha, based on the life and works of Kannada writer G P Rajaratnam, will be staged today. The show includes interesting anecdotes from the life and works of the author, some of his most popular songs and the hilarious short comedy, Kambliseve.
Scripted by theatre and TV artistes, Laxmi Chandrashekar and Sundar, who also play the lead roles, the play is directed by Joseph. Others in the cast are Ramakrishna Kannarpadi, Gajanana Naik, Chandrakeerthi and others.
Gundayana, based on the novel Chakradrushti by Kannada humourist Na Kasturi, will be staged tomorrow.
The protagonist himself never appears on stage, but is spoken about by 10 different characters, who are all delightful caricatures of people we see around us all the time. These 10 characters are played by just two actors, Sundar and Laxmi Chandrashekar. While Na Kasturi’s language, full of pun and wit, tickles your funny bones, the absurd caricatures he creates keep you grinning and guffawing throughout the play. Gundayana has been adapted for the stage by Laxmi Chandrashekar and is directed by Joseph. With H N Bhaskar, a violinist of international repute, playing Gajanana Naik’s tunes, the play offers an extraordinary fusion of various sorts. Added to this are Muddanna Shirahatti’s magical lighting and Ramakrishna Kannarapadi’s skillful make-up which make Gundayana a rare treat.
Tickets, priced at Rs 100, are available on BookMyShow and at the venue in advance.