Enjoy six plays for the price of one , today evening at Thaygaraja Gana Sabha. T. Ramu, well known playwright and director of innumerable entertaining Telugu theater-works, brings to you this basket of eclectic themes, packed into one evening. Who could ask for more? There is romance, jealousy, comedy, straight-backed virtue, fantasy and of-course , the welcome comedy for dessert. You would be familiar with most of these classic stories if you are Telugu speaking. All the plays will be performed by students from the Sunsign TV and Film Institute.
Harischandra – The story of the righteous king who gave up his kingdom, his own personal freedom, and finally his wife and child to fulfill a promise he made to the Sage Vishwamitra. He ultimately won a place in heaven with his family and his name became synonymous with allegiance to truth beyond all attachment.
Balanagamma – The enduring folklore fantasy legend about the evil magician who abducts a woman and keeps her imprisoned for 12 years. She evades him with her intelligence and indomitable faith. Her son releases her, but not before some interesting incidents transpire.
Chintamani – The story of Bilwamangal, the Sanskrit poet from Varanasi who falls into doomed love with the devadasi Chintamani.
Sri Krishna Rayabharam – The Dwaraka episode of Mahabharata when Duryodhana and Arjun reach Krishna simultaneously and ask for help in the upcoming war. By curious serendipity, Arjuna makes all the right decisions, whether asking for an unarmed and passive Krishna over his divine army, or sitting at his feet. The Rayabharam is the point where Krishna reaches Hastinapur to negotiate with the Kauravas and stall the war. Like we all know, he was unsuccessful.
Daawat Leda? – A comedy set in contemporary times.
Gayopakhyanam – The disastrous war between Nara and Narayana, the inseperables, is looming like the end of the world. Arjuna and Krishna are tricked into a confrontation with each other by the Gandharva Gaya, a great devotee of Krishna himself, who mistakenly spits onto the palms of Lord Krishna as he is praying. Shiva himself descends to prevent this altercation from taking on a destructive turn.
The plays will begin at 1730 hrs today and will each last for about 45 minutes. Please contact T Ramu at 98666-97264 for further details.