Director Anatoliy Kazatskiy has maintained the classical nature of the performance, and the young troupe brought alive the spectrum of emotions that Tchaikovsky’s musical score is famous for — from melancholy to hope, terror to tenderness, despair to joy and the final fight of good and evil.
The British left India in 1947, or did they? Writer Max Scratchmann gives an account of growing up in the Scottish jute industry along the Hooghly long after Independence in his solo play,
The Last Burrah Sahibs
Bangalore-based theatre director Abhishek Majumdar says he was unaware of the magnitude of cyber trafficking until his group, Indian Ensemble, began working on this play. The director had shifted to Bangalore in 2004, around the time that Arundhati Nag’s Ranga Shankara opened. He had then enrolled at a theatre workshop by Mahesh Dattani.
Suzanne Millar, the director of the play, says Jatinga is a woman-led project, one that has a woman writer, woman director, woman producers, a largely women's cast, and it tries to tell the often unheard stories of five young women. The play is a part of a larger initiative to provoke social change.
Actor Saksham Shukla on bringing alive good, bad and ugly characters on stage by exploring versatile genres ranging from Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death to William Shakespeare's Hamlet, history and mythology at Delhi's Shri Ram Centre.
For those familiar with Kalashetra Manipur, Theatre of the Earth comes as a tribute; for those who have not watched a Kanhailal-Sabitri play, it is a glimpse of two astute performers. The film provides the dots; the audience will need to join these with their own emotions and experiences.