KARNATAKA

Plays to raise funds for flood victims

A glimpse of the havoc: A photography exhibition on the plight of people in flood-affected districts of the State began on Rangayana premises in Mysore on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: — PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

Staff Correspondent

Dramas will be staged at Bhoomigeeta till October 18

MYSORE: Nataka Karnataka Rangayana is staging six plays from Tuesday, produced for B.V. Karanth Yuvaranga Samskruti Natakotsava, to raise funds for rehabilitation work in flood-affected districts of the State.

Entry fee for the plays to be staged at Bhoomigeeta at 6.30 p.m. has been fixed at Rs. 50.

Rangayana director B. Jayashree has appealed to theatre lovers and the public to come forward to help the flood victims.

“Those interested may also contribute to the relief fund being collected by the Rangayana. Those interested may contact Rangayana artiste ‘Mime’ Ramesh on Ph: 9448271066,” she said.

The response to the play staged by students of Vidyavardhaka College on Tuesday, Kondavaryaru, directed by S. Ramanath, was good.

Students of Koutilya Vidyalaya will stage Chandrashekhara Kambara’s Alibaba Mattu Nalavattu Mandi Kallaru, directed by Saroja Hegde, on Wednesday.

Students of Vijaya Vitthala College will stage Tabarana Kathe, an adaptation of Poornachandra Tejaswi’s novel by R. Nagesh, directed by M.C. Krishna Prasad, on October 15. Students of JSS Mahila College will stage Nanda Halemane’s Tranku, directed by Nandini K.R., on October 16. Students from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA) will stage The Bourgeois Gentleman, an adaptation of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by A.N. Murthy Rao, directed by ‘Mime’ Ramesh, on October 17.

Checkmate, a production of Rangayana, directed by Anup Joshi of Bhopal, will be staged on October 18.

Meanwhile, a photography exhibition illustrating the gravity of situation in flood-affected areas of north Karnataka, which began on Tuesday at the Rangayana, is attracting large crowds. Over 50 photographs, taken by Netraraju of Mysore, showing the plight of people in Bijapur, Bellary, Bagalkot and Raichur districts are on display.