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Kaumudi

Kaumudi (Moonlight) – a play in Hindi – is about a rite of passage. Using the moonlit timeless night on which Krishna delivered knowledge to Arjuna as its central trope, Kaumudi explores the dynamics between an estranged father-son duo who play Eklavya’s ghost and Abhimanyu respectively, in a theatre in late 1960’s Allahabad, over three days – the last three performances of a great actor who has nearly lost his sight; and, in so doing, the play brings to light the ghosts of caste-based injustices, the passing over of knowledge from a father to a son, a thespian to an upstart, the banality and beauty of art, and how an efficient mode of production ultimately replaces a lesser efficient mode. The play is inspired by two texts : Anand’s Malayalam Novel ‘ Vyasam Vigneswaram’ and Jorge Luis Borges’ essay ‘ Blindness’.

Play opens on 8th April and plays till 13th April ( its only shows in Bangalore this year) at Ranga Shankara. ||
Performed by Kumud Mishra, Gopal Dutt, Sandeep Shikhar and Shubrojyoti Barat. Music Abhijeet Tambe ||
Scenography Payal Wadhwa and Rajesh Singh || Dramaturgy Ira Karnik || Costumes Pallavi Krishna ||
Light Design Anmol Vellani || Production Management Il Bharavi Il Asst Direction Neel Sengupta and Anshuman Acharya ||
Communication Abhijit Pakrashi || Written and directed by Abhishek Majumdar ||
Presented by Riad Mahmood Education and Arts Foundation and Indian Ensemble

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