There’s a myth among theatre, art, and music concert lovers in Bangalore that if you don’t know Ranga Shankara, then you are not a Bangalorite. Such is the brand value of the world-class theatre that regularly showcases both national and international plays. Ranga Shankara also encourages new theatre forms, helps in productions and numerous outreach programmes to build a more loyal audience for theatre, and bring out fresh talents. So if you have an appetite for such performances, here’s what you need to look out for in December:
1) Shylock (Dec 1 – 2, 2017)
Just like the name suggests, the play is based on 'The Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare. Most of us know the story but watching a set of talented actors performing live is a different experience, isn't it? Book your tickets here.
2) A Little Calm Before the Storm (Dec 5, 2017)
The history of late German politician Hitler is very intriguing. There are three actors who are preparing for a panel discussion about playing Hitler on stage. While two of them have played the character, the third has played another German politician named Joseph Goebbels. As the discussion progress, a clash between the old and new cultures emerges. Interesting, right? To watch this interesting clash, you can reserve your tickets here.
Now, here's something for our beloved Kannadigas.
3) Shraddha Mattu Stainless Steel Patregalu (Dec 6, 2017)
Here are two plays with a common theme. Both the plays are about children's perception of their parents during their childhood. The story is narrated on their respective parents' death anniversaries. We often hear the parents' perception of their children. Now, let's hear the other side. For that, all you need to do is get your tickets here.
4) Sattavara Neralu (Dec 7, 2017)
Sattavara Neralu is a unique theatre expression that subtly pulls a philosophical string and delineates a dreadful tune. So are you ready for a philosophical and spiritual experience? If so, then grab your tickets here.
5) Maavina Gudi Colony (Dec 26, 2017)
Maavina Gudi Colony is the latest colony that is being destroyed in the name of globalization. Like the name suggests, a mango tree is a central point. A group of friends decides to meet under the tree before it's cut down and recollect their childhood memories. Get ready to feel nostalgic and know the pros and cons of globalization by booking your tickets here.
6) Sahebaru Baruttare (Dec 27, 2017)
The play is an adaptation Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector. It takes us on a comical ride on the political and administrative turmoil of a small town. Things become funnier when unknowingly, a senior officer from the capital is in town for inspection. To know what happens next, reserve your seats here.
7) Gundayana (Dec 29, 2017)
The play is based on a novel by Na Kasturi. It is full of puns and witty punches that will surely tickle your funny bone. So be prepared to laugh out loud. Book your tickets now.