What Is It?
Written in 2004 by playwright Girish Karnad for Ranga Shankara's opening, Bikhre Bimb is a Hindi translated version of the original celebrated Kannada-language play Odakalu Bimba. It is now one of the theatre's most popular and iconic plays. The plot deals with Manjula Nayak, a failed writer in Kannada whose first English-language novel reaches critical acclaim. This critically acclaimed and award winning play features actress Arundhati Nag who brings Manjula's feelings of betrayal to her identity and language to life, and addresses the role linguistics play in today's globalised world. Karnad himself will be directing the play!
Who Is It For?
Anyone interested in where India's numerous languages stand in today's world will definitely want to attend: the play raises important themes and questions, while also seeking to address them. Beyond that, it's a great dose of culture to kick off the new year with, wouldn't you say?
Why Should I Go For It?
Originally a Kannada-language play, this reiteration in Hindi makes it a lot more accessible to a wider audience, which in itself a great irony considering the strained relationship South India has with the language. Beyond that, the decision to make play a one-act, with the talented Arundhati Nag as the sole performer, propels this brilliantly written script along, making for an impactful and powerful overall performance that we're dying to watch. You'd better hurry and book your seats, as demand is high and tickets sell out fast!
When: Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6
Where: Ranga Shankara, No. 36/2, 8th Cross Road, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase
Price: INR 200
Book tickets on BookMyShow here.