Kanthu

ORIGINAL STORY                     : VIVEK SHANBHAG
ADOPTION DESIGN & DIRECTION        : MANJUNATHA L BADIGERA

About the play:

Eclipses are one amongst creation’s multiple natural events. The events that unfold in the backdrop of the eclipse about to be witnessed in Maavinooru form the essence of this play, “Kanthu”. This play is the theatrical presentation of the story “Kanthu” by the famous Kannada storyteller, Vivek Shanbhag.

The readiness of the inhabitants of Maavinooru to sell off their culture, values, principles, household & art for the sake of money shows the eclipse that has seized their minds. On the other hand, Jagannatha’s wealth & power forms the eclipse that has befallen the lives of the town’s impoverished folk. Along with this, the imminent possibility of the entire town drowning due to the building of a dam, is an eclipse encompassing the entire town. This play is the vision of such an eclipse capable of fragmenting everyone and everything.

Based in the 90s, this play, in the vein of light situational humor, tries to unravel the complexities and confusions of human life along with creations’ natural activities.

CAST DETAILS

Naganna / Dhamani Vithalaraya Anantharamu M N
Appanna Raghavendra Prasad C
Ramanna / Temple Trustee /
Brother of Saraswathi
Jayashankar V
Shinna / Villager / Macha Dhavan Gouda
Villager / Revolutionist / Bride Groom
Achari’s Assistant
Likhit Kumar
Villager / Priest Sudarshan Pathar
Chonkra / Anamika Shrinidhi Bharadwaj
Bngari / Jagannatha Manjunath M S
Bugari Arunraj
Sadanand Master / Foreigner Parameshwara K
Saraswathi’s Father / Journalist / Shyama
Foreigner’s Assistant / Revolutionist
Assistant of Tharka Shastri
Bharat Guru
Panditha / Dileepa / Foreigner Ramakrishna Sagar
Saraswathi / Kathyayini / Bride Groom’s
Mother / Foreigner
Kirana
Revolutionist /¬†Bride Groom’s Father /
Tharka Shasthri
Shivanand GK
Gangadhara / Govinda Achari Harish Rudriah
Huli kittanna Naga Prasad
Kaveri Sowmyashree Marnad
Pandurangaraya Puneet Shetty
Susheela Nikitha Dorthody
Sunanda / Foreigner Echya Parajuli

BACK STAGE

Music Viresh MPM
Chorus Puneet Shetty
Bhoomika
Rhythm Sumukha Rao
Art Megha J Shetty
Costume Design Vasundhara S P
Properties Raghavendra Prasad C
Stage Design Shivanand G K
Make-Up Raghavendra Prasad C
Choreography Lahari
Script Editing Soumya Gajanan
Bhagvath
Management Gangadhar Karikere
Organization Jayatheertha B V
Lighting and Direction Ravindra Poojary