Bengaluru: Ranga Shankara at JP Nagar is all set to reopen its auditorium on Fri, 8 Jan 2021. After nearly 9 months of no plays due to COVID 19 outbreak, Bengaluru team Spandana’s highly-acclaimed ‘Karimayi’ will be the first play to be staged in the Ranga Shankara auditorium.
‘Karimayi’ is one of Kannada theatre’s longest-running plays, directed by veteran artiste B Jayashree. The play is a musical, with music scored by Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambara. The live original music and singing are led by B Jayashree. The play will begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available at the Ranga Shankara Box Office and www.BookMyShow.in. The theatre will reopen with all the post-COVID protocols in place and 50 percent capacity and Bengaluru, you dont have to worry about it.
There will also be a session in the Ranga Shankara foyer before the play starts. Popular Kannada troupe ‘Kalagangotri’ will present theatre songs from 5:30 to 6:45 PM.
The opening by Karimayi will be followed by two shows of Pampa Bharatha by Samudaya (Sat, 9 Jan) and Akshayambara by Dramanon (Sun, 10 Jan).
Ranga Shankara will go back to its Show a Day on weekdays and two shows a day on weekends. Most of the Bangalore troupes have booked the theatre to come back with their shows in January and February. Ranga Shankara has partnered with a couple of young Bangalore troupes to produce new plays that will premiere in January, as well Sanket’s new play by S Surendranath. Naseeruddin Shah’s Motley will come back with Ismat Apa ke Naam and Sanket’s Iti Ninna Amrita with Arundhati Nag and Srinivasa Prabhu will also play in January.
“Ranga Shankara reopens on Fri, 8 Jan 2021! This is so so huge a moment in our lives! Theatre Alive after 9 months. Come back, people! Come and fill our Karmabhoomi, our holy space, our workspace, our healing space with your presence and we will shower you with our Art! “, said Arundhati Nag.
Ranga Shankara is the definitive space for quality theatre in Bengaluru. Since it opened its doors in October 2004, Ranga Shankara has developed into one of the nerve centers of theatre in India, firmly believing in ‘a play a day’, resulting in over 6000 performances by local, national, and international troupes in a range of languages in Ranga Shankara’s 15 years. One of the most affordable, accessible theatres in the country (making it a favorite among amateur theatre troupes), Ranga Shankara is also known for its many festivals such as the annual Theatre Festival, AHA! Festival of Theatre for Children and Equal, all contributing to the richness of the cultural fabric of not just Bangalore, but India, too.