Nearly 8 decades old, Chintamani is a play still staged with prolific enthusiasm. Some themes are always ripe, some tales hold one’s imagination across time. Chintamani is a prostitute, following her kulavrithi or family trade, when she passes by Bilvamangal one day and falls madly in love with him.
She does such a fantastic job of seducing him after that, that the pious Bilvamangal forgets all about his wife and family. Of-course, the Lord himself intervenes and brings everyone back on track, but not before enough spice for an engrossing play is churned out. On the occasion of World Theater Day, Vanam Shankaraiah and group will be staging Chintamani at Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha at 1730 hrs.
Following the play, Yuvakalavahini with felicitate 12 stage-artists with Yuvakalavahini Stage Awards. M. Satyanarayana, Minister of Culture And Sports will be the Chief Guest, while K V Bhaskar Rao will preside over the function. K V Ramana, Commissioner Of Information and film artist T L Kanata Rao are also guests on the occasion.
The Yuvakalavahini Stage Awards will be presented to Sanjeevi, E L Narsimha Rao, Laxman Rao, Gummidi Jayraj and Gopal Krishna. Gold medals will be given to Jaishree, D P Prasad, K G R Gandhi, K K L Swami and Uday Bhanu.
Please contact Y K Nageshwar Rao at 92465-22973 for further details.