‘Amateur theatre needs due recognition and support’
Mysuru: Greeshma Rangotsava, an amateur theatre festival in memory of theatre artiste C.G. Krishnaswamy (CGK) organised by Rangayana commenced at Bhoomigeeta in Rangayana premises here on Saturday.
Inaugurating the festival, senior theatre artiste S. Malathi Sagar opined that amateur theatre needed a good support and encouragement from the Government. She contended that amateur theatre was the best de-stressing avenue for people engrossed in their regular profession.
She recalled that CGK, a faculty of Economics at Bangalore University, revolutionised the concept of amateur theatre. She added that CGK’s plays had effectively exposed social problems.
University of Mysore (UoM) Registrar D. Bharathi, Rangayana Director Bhagirathi Bai Kadam, Jt. Director V.N. Mallikarjunaswamy, Festival Convenor Santhosh Kumar Kusanoor and others were present.
The first day of the festival featured the play Bheemannana Maga by Indian Theatre, Mysuru and second day, play ‘Maduve Hennu’ was staged by Samurai theatre troupe from Hosanagar.
Next play ‘Kondavararu’ will be staged on June 2 by Vishwaranga theatre troupe from Kalaburagi at Bhoomigeeta at 6.30 pm.
The festival will go on till June 24 with plays staged on Saturdays and Sundays at 6.30 pm.