Unless you know anyone whose soul resides in some bird (excluding George Bush), this story will entertain. It's long, take your water bottles along.
The KPHB Colony Cultural Association is organising a Telugu play called Bala Nagamma, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, on 3rd July. On this occasion, eminent veteran theater actor S Devi Varaprasad, who has 10,000 performances to his credit, will be felicitated wih a cash prize of Rs. 10,000.
Bala Nagamma is the beautiful queen of King Karyavardhiraju, who is abducted by a male witch called Mayala Marathi, who's bowled over by her beauty. Karyavardhiraju is turned into a stone upon trying to rescue his queen.
Time and again, the male witch goes to Bala Nagamma with his proposal of getting married to her, but she rejects his advances saying that she is in a penance to rid herself of all her previous sins.
In this way 12 years elapse. In the meantime, her son Balavardhiraju grows up at the palace, and becomes an able successor to his brave father. He invades Mayala Marathi, but fails in killing him as the latter's spirit is safely kept in a parrot.
Bala Nagamma then romantices the male witch, getting him to divulge the secret of his life. Thus with the help of his mother, Balavardhiraju kills Mayala Marathi, by finding the parrot and killing it.
The play is directed by G Sudhakar Babu, and has D Janardhan Rao playing the character of Karyavardhiraju, D Narayanaswamy as Balavardhiraju, Srinivas as Mayala Marathi and R Nirmala as Balanagamma.
The KPHB Colony Cultural Association was established in 1992 by G Sudhakar Babu, a TV and movie dubbing artiste. Since then, the association has organised only theater plays. Sudhakar Babu is also a theater actor and so plays roles in all of his plays.
Please contact G Sudhakar Babu at 94400-52991 for further details.