What Is It?

Based on OV Vijayan’s epic Malayalam novel of the same name, The Legends of Khasak {Khasakkinte Ithihasam} is an independent theatre adaptation that explores the hamlet of Khasak through an elaborate set-up {in an open air arena} with the use of fire, soil, water, scent, fog and sky. With elements of Theyyam {a popular ritual form of worship in North Malabar, Kerala}, huge puppets and masks also finding their way into the portrayal, the play, directed by Deepan Sivaraman {Kerala-based theatre director, scenographer and academic} has had a successful run in Kerala, and is all set for its first show outside the state.

Who Is It For?

The play is for theatre enthusiasts, readers who have enjoyed the novel, or just anyone who is looking for a spellbinding performance.

Why Should I Go For It?

Right from its deeply philosophical and multi-layered plot which deals with magical realism to the method of production which saw a whole village {Trikkaripur} in North Kerala {including people with no background in theatre} joining the director, the play is one not to be missed. Also speaking of relevant ideas like coexistence of different cultures, The Legends of Khasak is supported by well-known personalities like Girish Karnad, Arundhati Nag and Girish Kasaravalli.

When: Friday-Sunday, May 6-8

Where: Christ {ICSE} School Ground, Christ School Road, Dharmaram College Post

Price: INR 200 upwards

Timings: 6pm onwards

Contact: +91 9249885555

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