PREVIEW FOR SANKATA VIMOCHANAM - DRAMA BY KONKANI ASSOCIATION
The Konkani community in town has 2 annual get-togethers: one for Ugadi and one
for Diwali. The Diwali one happens after Diwali, because, as Mr. Shenoi, the President,
says, "Who'll come on Diwali?" So this time it's happening nearly a
week after Diwali.
There's going to be a film music program by a troupe on the occasion, followed
by a dance by an enthusiastic boy of the community. But the main attraction of
the event is going to be a play called "Sankata Vimochan". First things
first: this play is in Konkani, so get there only if you understand the language.
The play, a comic one-act drama lasting 75 minutes, has its script come from Dharwar
in Karnataka. It's about the tenants of a landlord all staying close by. One of
them is a musician who makes life miserable for his neighbours. They want him
out of there, and hatch a plot to get that done, and there are many light moments
as they try to do this.
There will be lunch at the end of the program, and this time it's free, so all
ye Konkans out there, you know what to do this day, don't you?