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Stage show on Kannada author’s life and works

June 2010
Stage show on Kannada author’s life and works

A stage presentation titled Ratnan Parpancha(The World of Ratna), which celebrated the life and works of the popular Kannada writer G.P.Rajaratnam, drew enthusiasts to the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale, Georgia, on Saturday, May 15.

The performers were visiting members of the Kriyative Theatre Trust, Bangalore. The event was hosted by Nrupathunga Kannada Koota.

Ratnan Parpancha presented anecdotes from the life of Rajaratnam, who wrote many books but was best known for his children’s poetry and his Ratnana Padagalu, a collection of musings on life by Ratna, Kannada literature’s favorite philosopher-drunk. The songs struck a chord with the audience, who hummed along with most of them.

The cast featured Laxmi Chandrashekar, a prominent artiste on the Bangalore theatre scene, Sundar, Ramakrishna Kannarapadi, and Gajanana Nayak. The presentation also included a staging of Rajaratnam’s comedy Kambli Seve. Following an intermission, the group also enacted an adaptation of T.Sunandamma’s Heegadre Hege? (What If?)

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