What Is It?

Theatre enthusiasts, brace yourselves for an entire week of plays! Thanks to Indian Ensemble Theatre, a city-based theatre company, who will be bringing three of their plays {with eight shows} to Ranga Shankara. Exploring different situations like the Kashmir issue, a triangular love story {not the conventional kind, mind you} and an estranged father-son bond, the plays include Gasha, Hayavadana and Kaumudi.

Who Is It For?

The shows are just as much for theatre lovers as for someone hoping to add a dose of drama to their week {even on weekdays!}.

Why Should I Go For It?

Exploring the Kashmir issue through the lives of two childhood friends {a Kashmiri Pandit and a Kashmiri Muslim}, Gasha, directed by Abhishek Majumdar, is one not to be missed, be it for the cast’s performance or for the use of simple props to recreate the feel of Kashmir onstage. While Hayavadana {an adaptation of Girish Karnad’s play in Gujarati and Hindi} portrays a love triangle in a ‘play within a play’ format, what makes it all the more entertaining is probably its use of puppets, masks and elements from Bhavai folk form. Perfect if you’re looking for something different! Inspired by two texts {the Malayalam novel, Vyasam Vigneswaram and Jorge Luis Borges’ essay Blindness}, Kaumudi explores the relationship between an estranged father and son while also touching on issues like caste injustices, theatre and art.

When: Tuesday, June 21 to Sunday, June 26

Where: 36/2, 8th Cross Road, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase

Price: INR 200 upwards

Find the schedule here.

Contact: 080 26493982

Buy tickets for the plays here.

Find the event on Facebook here.

Featured image via: Indian Ensemble