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Ranga Shankara: Where the art of drama lives on

The garden city Bangalore is known for its cultural heritage that defines the city and its people. When it comes to art one name that stands high among all the places is the Ranga Shankara. Known nationally and internationally for its high quality theatrical performances, this art house is a must visit place if you are in Bangalore.


What is Ranga Shankara?

Ranga Shankara is a top notch theatre in Bangalore that is dedicated in showcasing some of the finest theatrical performances from the country or anywhere in the world. The place has produced, and introduced new and innovative talents in the field of theatre. It is also the most affordable theatre in India. 

Why is it so popular?
Be it live performances or shows, regional plays or English dramas, plays of all languages, genres and forms are enacted on the stage. Located at the heart of the buzzing city, Ranga Shankara begun its shows in 2004. The theatre is a dream of Arundhathi Nag, in the memory of her late husband Shankar Nag, the famous Kannada film actor. Shankar nag is well known all over the country for directing the show Malgudi days.

What else will you find here?
Every day, there is a show in Ranga Shankara except for Mondays. Along with a spacious auditorium that can hold up to 320 people, there is a book shop that hosts book launches and reading sessions. A cafe inside the building serves some mouth watering south Indian delicacies. How do I reach here?
Ranga Shankara is located in south Bangalore, J P Nagar. 

What is lined up next?

This month you will find the following plays –

 Akshayambara – 
Akshayambara is a contemporary experimental Kannada play that is a combination of modern theatrical tools and yakshagana.  The play is based on female representation and male ownership. It was nominated for the Mahindra excellence in theatre awards 2016 and won the best original script and best actor in a lead role male. 
Dates: 30 April 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets per person: 150 rupees

Emil’s enemies- 
Emil is a code name of Hitler, given by the German underground. Many senior military officers were convinced that the rule was ruinous and he must be eradicated. Lutheran pastor and Dietrich Bonhoeffer made almost 30 assassination attempts but all unsuccessful. This play is written by American play writer Prof. Douglas huff and directed by well known theatre personality, Prof. Vijay 

Padaki.
Dates: 21 April 2016 – 08 may
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets per person: 200 rupees

Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen- 
Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen (1988) is based on the true incident of a meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen in September 1941.
Dates: 13 may 2016 – 14 may
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets per person: 200 rupees

Shylock- 
Based on the story ‘the merchant of Venice’, this drama is a work of Shakespeare. Shylock is a very controversial character who has been presented in various shades from notorious to sympathetic. Children below the age of 8 years are not permitted for the play.
Dates: 5 may 2016 – 07 may
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets per person: 150 rupees

Your visit to Ranga Shankara is going to be one memorable event in your life for sure.

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