He needs no introduction. And he cannot be introduced, either - no one we know knows where he stays. It's best to catch him on stage, like tonite.
On the occasion of its 29th anniversary, Kinnera Art Theatres is organising 29 days of Telugu stage dramas from different parts of the state, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, from 9th November to 7th December. As part of the 11th day of celebrations, Rama Bhakta Hanuman is being staged today.
Hanuman, the monkey god, is the son of Vayu, the wind, and is known for his immense strength and power. He is a great devotee of Lord Rama. This mythological drama tries to highlight the deeds of Hanuman and the devotion towards his lord. It starts with Lord Rama grieving for his missing wife Sita, and meeting Hanuman in the forest. Rama and his brother Lakshmana narrate their plight to Hanuman, who promises to help them. He introduces them to the king of the monkeys Sugreeva, himself in exile, who pledges his massive army of monkeys to help find Sita.
In spite of all the efforts by the vanaras, they can't find Sita. But they get clues from Jatayu, the vulture, that Sita has been kidnapped by Ravana, the asure king of Lanka.
Realising the potential of Hanuman, Sugreeva orders him to find her in Lanka. The sequences that happen till the crowning of Lord Rama as the king of Ayodhya, prove the dedication and bhakti of Hanuman towards the Lord, as he helps in the war against Ravana, bringing Lakshmana back to life with the help of Sanjeevani after being hit by Meghnath, and so on.
The drama is being directed by J Siddhappa Naidu and presented by Kalarajyam, Mahaboobnagar.
Kinnera Art Theatres was started in 1977 and has since organised various programs, including musical nites, classical dances/vocals, felicitations and releases of books. It has served as a platform for many upcoming artistes, and at the same time provided the necessary recognition and appreciation for the established ones. Dr R Prabhakar Rao, IPS, is the chairman of the association, while M Raghuram is its dedicated secretary.
Please contact M Raghuram of Kinnera Art Theatres at 98660-57777 for further details.