Thiruvananthapuram

College brings back its dramatic past

Students attend a lecture on theatre at University College.

Students attend a lecture on theatre at University College.  

Theatre group at University College

University College, the city’s iconic academic institution, is all set to revive its theatrical tradition of the 1980s with the formation of a theatre group.

On Thursday, actor Alancier, one of the members of the college’s 1980s theatre group, kicked off the revival initiative interacting with around 50 youngsters.

On Friday, it was the turn of the students to choose the areas in which they would work as the gathering got down to serious business.

In between, they were treated to lectures and demonstrations on the subtle nuances of theatre and its practices by Raja Warrier, Head, Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, University of Kerala, and Girish Sopanam, Creative Head, Sopanam Institute of Performing Arts, followed by selection of groups of students to handle different departments of the theatre group under the guidance of Satheesh G. Nair, Director, Campus Theatre.

What awaits the student group is a major production during the summer vacation and an inter-departmental theatre festival as early as next month, Krishna Kumar, faculty in charge of the theatre initiative told The Hindu.

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