Scheduled for Fri, 24 and Sat, 25 Aug ’12 at 7.30 pm respectively, ‘Bikhre Bimb’ will be staged at Ranga Shankara. ‘Bikhre Bimb’ by Girish Karnad has seen more than 100 shows in three languages and has been invited to all the major festivals in India. The play, which won three awards in META ’07 for playwright, actor and director has been produced in English, Kannada and Hindi.
“It is by far one of the most challenging roles I have had to essay. ’Bikhre Bimb’ is an example of avant-garde theatre and narrative. It uses technology as a character, which is very interesting. Technology has an entry and an exit in this play,” says Arundhati Nag.
Arundhati Nag’s masterly portrayal of two characters in a skillfully conceived plot has won her accolades and awards. The play has been translated to Hindi by Padmavati Rao and directed by Girish Karnad along with K M Chaitanya. ‘Bikhre Bimb’ remains one of the most awaited plays at Ranga Shankara.
Tickets are available at the Ranga Shankara box office. Tickets can also be booked online at bookmyshow.com and indianstage.in
Event: Bikhre Bimb (Play)
Date: Fri, 24 and Sat, 25 Aug ‘12
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Ranga Shankara
More about the play:
The one-act one-performer play tells the story of Manjula Nayak, a professor of English literature who has been an unsuccessful writer in Kannada. She finds international acclaim when she writes a novel in English, which becomes a bestseller.
The story starts with her introducing the audience to her novel in a TV studio, prior to a film on it is telecast. After she finishes her introduction, she is confronted by her own image on the screen which poses questions on betrayal of her language and identity when she chooses to write in English.