Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: Nataka Rangayana will stage seven plays, which are the products of “Yuva ranga samskruthi shibira” held by Rangayana in Mysore and Dharwad recently. The plays will be staged at Bhoomigeetha from September 7 to 13. According to Director of Rangayana Chidambara Rao Jambe, there will be two shows every day. The theatre festival named after B.V. Karanth will be inaugurated at 4 p.m. on Friday.

He said “Yuva ranga samskurthi shibira” was organised in various colleges in Mysore and Dharwad view of creating interest among students in theatre. The festival would be inaugurated by Chairperson of the Legislative Council B.K. Chandrashekar and Harihareshwara of Shikaripur would be the chief guest, he said. Rangayana inaugurated its unit in Dharwad recently and “Ranga Kishora,” a theatre repertory of children, would stage plays in various schools and colleges. “Yuva ranga samskruthi shibira” was held in three colleges of Dharwad and three plays were produced. Plays produced by students of Dharwad would be staged in Mysore. Playwright Girish Karnad would inaugurate the festival, which would be held from September 6 to 12. Gangubai Hanagal would be the chief guest. Channaveera Kanavi and Chairman Nataka Academy G. Kappanna would be present. The plays to be staged are “Devarige Illen Kelasa”, “Nenapinangalada Chittaradalli Baduku Kayuvudilla”, “Buchchi Dasu”, “Huttur”, “Gangasani”, “Chitrapata” and “Muru Kasina Sangeetha Nataka”.

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