The Kannada Mahasangha in Pune is bringing in a mega play for the culture and theatre lovers; a masterpiece theatrical production 8 hours long. On this Sunday 3rd July, be a part of the audience at Smt. Shakuntala Jagannath Shetty Auditorium, Ganeshnagar, Erandwane, beginning at 10.30 am where a Kannad play ‘Parva’ will be performed by 30 artistes, putting up five episodes each of two hours long.

This play is an adaptation of the novel by  noted Kannada writer Padma Shri Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa’s, directed by Actor/Director Prakash Belawadi and produced by Addanda Cariappa, the state theatre Rangayana Mysuru.

According to Addanda Cariappa, “This show has been running successfully across Karnataka and Pune will get to see the 40th show. ‘Parva’, the adaptation of Padma Shri Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa’s novel published in 1979 narrates the story of the Mahabharata through a series of dramatic monologues.”

This eight-hour long play, which will be in Kannada is a re-creation of the epic, the Mahabharata, and a mixture of history and mythology. The play is about the hunger for acceptance, the desire for revenge, a sense of deprivation and the alienation of people and communities. ‘Parva’ has been translated in more than 20 Indian languages including Marathi and in Mandarin and Russian languages.

Among the 30 characters, the major are Kannada actors Nandkumar as Dhuryodhan, Rajesh Madhava as Bheema, Kumari Soumiya as Draupadi, Rajshekhar as Sanjay and Akshata as Kunti. The costumes have been designed by Prasad Bidappa, while the music for the play has been composed by Ravi Marur and lighting is designed by Mahesh.

The play will end by 6.30 pm and will have 4 breaks including lunch and short tea breaks. Entry to this play is free on a first come first serve basis. Some seats shall be reserved for the invitees.

Contact: Kannada Sangh Pune 020 2543 6893