‘Annayyana Manavashastra’ and ‘Mayamruga’
Mysore/Mysuru: Rangavalli, Mysuru, will be staging a double bill play at Mini Theatre in Kalamandira premises on Dec. 28 and 29 at 7 pm. While the first portion of the play features A.K. Ramanujan’s ‘Annayyana Manavashastra,’ second half will feature K.P. Poornachandra Tejaswi’s ‘Mayamruga.’
Set Design: H.K. Dwarakanath; Light Design: Krishna Kumar Narnakaje; Costume: K.R. Nandini; Properties: Santhosh Kumar Kusanoor amd Srikanth; Make-up: Saritha Rajesh and Raghavendra Boodanur; Manager: B. Rajesh; Music and Direction: Prashanth Hiremath.
Tickets are priced at Rs. 100. For details, contact Mob: 99646-56482 or 95902-59095.
An outstanding short story of Kannada literature, A.K. Ramanujan’s ‘Annayyana Manavashastra’ focuses on the dilemma of foreign mind Vs native heart, on the platform of traditionally descended culture. Being from home land Chicago, Annayya, on the path to unfold the mystery of his native culture, will eventually come face to face with the unknown tragedies of his own life. This story becomes more relevant in today’s scenario of globalisation, where each individual is putting himself inevitably into uncomfortable situations.
‘Mayamruga’ is a unique story in Kannada literature, not just by the theme but also by the way it is narrated. It is a journey to discover the mystery of death, on an abstract path.
Looking at the possibilities of human belief, from a lighter perspective, it reflects the facts of failure in doing so. Though Shah and Chandru try to prove their scientific perspective by discarding the superstitious beliefs, they get caught in their own dilemma and will be shocked by the mystery of life.