If you live in Hyderabad and have a habit of watching theater, you perhaps don't need to be given the warning here. But whoever you are, you certainly can do with the entertainment here. For, as Rasaranjani says, nothing beats Telugu theater!
To promote live theater, Rasaranjani stages quality Telugu plays every month. This month, it is staging an educational play called Last Warning, on 16th and 17th February at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha.
Through the play, Rasaranjani plans to highlight the continuous dip in female population. The sex ratio of female to male is at present 974:1000. This is an alarming proportion, and if the ratio continues to fall in this manner, men will find it difficult to find matches. The basic reasons for this drop are society and technology. With the advent of medical scanning equipment, sex determination, though illegal, is still practiced. And due to improper education, girl children are being killed even today in many rural areas.
The play is written by V Srisaila Murthy and directed by Mohan Senapathy. The cast includes Mikkili Francis, Nataraj, Mohan Senapathy, C Narayana Swamy, Dhanush, Mahesh, Santosh Thakur and Prabhadevi.
Rasaranjini was established in March 1993, with a staging of the famous play Kanya Sulkam. During these 14 years since its inception, it has staged about 1,900 plays. It stages a play every month at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, to promote this neglected form.
The association not only stages its own productions, it also gets groups from outside and pays for their staging. It also trains in acting and mime. K V Ramana, IAS, is its president. Most of the members are renowned theater personalities.
The entry to the play is by tickets of Rs. 10 only, available at the venue. For further details, please contact D Someshwara Rao at 94401-42266.