A Kannada speech as a stage show-a novel experiment in Karnataka.
H.M.Rangaiah -the director
First of its kind, such an effort has been made by Mr.H.M.Rangaiah, a noted theater director living at Tumkur -A district head quarters 70 K.ms away from Bangalore .He has over 30 years experience in stage activities.His wife and Engineer sons are fully supporting him in his theatre movement and experimentation.
Mr.Rangaiah has his own troupe-' Rangataranga' i.e.Waves of theater.This troupe is now all set to stage a new play with tittle "Vichara Kranthige Ahwana"(Invitation to a revolution in thinking).
Poet Laurette KUVEMPU/ K.V. Puttappa.
Dr. K.V.Puttappa,(1904-1994) popularly known by his pen-name 'Kuvempu' who was the most popular poet in Karnataka during 20th century sought to reform society in many ways. He was against superstitions,misuse of religion and god concept, and ongoing exploitation of human beings by fellow men.His two speeches in this regard sparked great opposition in 1970s by traditional thinkers.
Mr. Rangaiah has scripted a play using those speeches .
Salient features of the play
1.The play has no story nor place.It has only thoughts.
2 .it has five characters mainly one male and four females.Presently, Mr. Rubin Sanjay(28),is playing the male role.Miss Rashmi, Akshatha ,Ramya,Nirmala Nathan ( all below 22) are playing female roles.
4 The play can be well performed in any environment-daylight, night, open stage, closed auditorium, etc. Effect remains the same.
With such flexibility in performance, it is a novel experiment at least in Kannada theater.