‘Play’ing along, language no bar

  • | Wednesday | 4th March, 2020

Monika Monalisa ByExpress News ServiceBENGALURU: When Vamsi Matta, director of Bhojpuri play Lysistrata, staged the play at The Courtyard Cafe over the weekend, he didn’t expect to have it houseful. In a cosmopolitan city like Bengaluru, plays in regional languages are steadily gaining prominence, with Bengali, Kashmiri, Tamil, Malayalam dramas becoming a weekly phenomenon. While many might feel that plays in regional languages have only a niche audience, theatres artistes point to the changing trend. Tanmoy Dutta, who has directed three Bengali plays so far, with his latest being Taskar Brittanto, says, “While Bengali plays have not reached the popularity of Kannada and English ones, I still find the crowd to be slowly expanding. “At Ranga Shankara we have staged plays in more 36 different languages.

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