English play ‘BHOOMI’ to be staged at SAC
Mangaluru: The Ranga Adhyayana Kendra and Kannada Department, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), in association with Astitva (R) and Arehole Pratishtana, organize ‘Bhoomi’, an English play directed by Vinay Kumar, on December 8, 2023, at 7 p.m. in the LCRI Hall. The play will be staged by Adishakti Theatre Arts, Pondicherry, which has been creating waves in contemporary performance theater for over four decades. This play is one of the most acclaimed theatrical performances by Adishakti.
Adi Shakti is a renowned theater company raised in Pondicherry by Veena Pani Chawla, the country’s greatest creative theatre thinker, theatre researcher, and stage director. The plays of this troupe, like Bali, Ganapati, and Brihannala, have surprised theater lovers as important theater experiments in the country and abroad. The foundation of Adishakti is a team of mature artists who have been trained over the years under the leadership of Veenapani Chawla. Adishakti has attracted the attention of theater thinkers from abroad in the ways of acting, stage design, a new way of feeding thoughts to the audience, an innovative stage concept, a new touch to a popular plot, etc.
Even after Veenapani Chawla’s death, the Adishakti team has progressed further on the path shown by its guru. Bhumi is the latest drama from Adishakti.
Sara Joseph’s Malayalam-based play has been adapted to the stage with new sensibilities by veteran director and actor Vinaya Kumar, who plays the main character and also scores the music.
“The interweaving of women and violence is something that haunts forever, and the play has its pulse in this regard,” says director Vinaya Kumar. Aimed at theater lovers around the world, this play uses the English language but has a mature stage language that can reach audiences of any language.
This is the first time in history that Adishakti is staging a play in Mangalore. The entry for this play is free. The play will start on time in the fully air-conditioned LCRI auditorium of St Aloysius College.
A generous donation from fans to support the show will be gratefully accepted.
Mangaloreans, get ready for a professional theater performance for the first time in the city.