The Jaipur Natyakula, in association with Ravindra Manch Society, is honouring dramatist Padma Bhushan Kavalam Narayana Panicker by organising a programme titled Rang Panicker in Rajasthan.
The programme comprises staging of six plays of the veteran, release of a Hindi translation of his works and a seminar.
Sopanam Institute of Performing Arts and Research said in a statement that the event is the first of its kind in which a Kerala theatre artiste is honoured in such a grand scale in a north Indian state.
The plays staged as part of Rang Panicker include Madhyamavyayoga, Karnabharam and Malavikagnimithra, Sanskrit plays directed by Kavalam Kalivesham, Theyyatheyy, Malayalam plays written and directed by Kavalam and Uthara Ramacharitha, a Hindi play directed by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.
The seminar, titled Theatre of Roots, on ethnic theatres was held on Saturday and Sunday. Rang Sapthak, a Hindi translation of Kavalam’s plays, will be released at the function.
Veteran theatre artistes from various parts of the country are attending the felicitation function. A photo exhibition on Panicker’s plays is also part of the programme.
A 17-member team from Sopanam headed by Kavalam Narayana Panicker are attending the programme, which will conclude on 27.