A chance for children to delight in the joys of theatre

Britannia Industries and Ranga Shankara, Bangalore, launch AHA!, the ‘theatre for children’ programme in Chennai. Arundhati Nag, Creative Director for Ranga Shankara, brings creatively designed acts from Germany, Argentina and Australia, with the best of ‘theatre for children’ from India too.

The event will be on from September 10 to 12 at 11.30 a.m. at Koothambalam (Bharata Kalakshetra Auditorium), Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiyur.

On the inaugural day, watch the musical “The Stones”, from Zeal Theatre, Australia; meant for kids aged 13 and above. “The Stones” is based on a real court case involving two youths whose rock throwing from a freeway overpass resulted in a driver’s death.

On September 11, watch “Pirates‘Code’” by Vuelve en Julio, Argentina; meant for children aged 10 and above. The story begins with an entangled pursuit between the corsair, the buccaneer and a woman pirate. This turns into a messy game at the end of which, each wins a powerful object — a map, a ship and the knowledge to use it. The play is performed in code, transcending languages and ages.

German play “Zapperdockel and the Wock” will be screened on the concluding day. This puppet theatre is brought by Ranga Shankara, and is meant for children six years and older. Zapperdockel is yellow, tiny, unsure and a crybaby. Wock is blue, fat and grumpy. Is there still a chance that both get along with each other?

Tickets cost Rs. 100 per child and Rs. 100 for each accompanying adult, and are available at the venue. For bulk booking, write to mailevam@gmail.com