MYSURU: The six-day Bahuroopi National Theatre Festival organised on ‘Jagada Janapada Bahumukhi Shakespeare’ by Rangayana concluded on a colourful note at Vanaranga on Sunday evening.
Thousands of theatre buffs from all walks of like thronged Rangayana for the valedictory note delivered by theatre and film actor Arundathi Nag.
The Rangayana and Kalamandir premises were packed with theatre buffs who had come from across the country to watch ‘Dham Dhoom Suntaragali’, a Kannada play based on Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ at 7.30 pm.
The fest which was inaugurated by theatre and film actor Naseeruddin Shah on January 13 was a big hit this year. Actor Prakash Raj added colour to the festival in the inaugural session.
A national symposium, film festival, poster exhibition, folk performance, handicrafts exhibition-cum-sale and book exhibition-cum-sale were also organised. All plays starting with ‘Beastly Tales,’ an English drama directed by Naseeruddin Shah, and other adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays Raktha Ratri, Maranayaka, Kasumal-Sapno, Fall of a King, Dham Dhoom Suntaragali, attracted a large audience.
Arundathi Nag praised Rangayana as the only theatre repertory in the country running shows for the past 25 years continuously.
“It was because of the great patronage of people of Mysuru. The crowd here is the yardstick for culture. I am grateful to people of Karnataka for being part of Rangashankara,” she said.
Rangayana Director H Janardan was present on the occasion.