Mysore

Poster exhibition of plays staged by city troupes

A unique poster exhibition of various plays staged by Mysuru theatre troupes were on display at Mysore Art Gallery on Saturday.

Kadamba Ranga Vedike, in association with Mysore Art Gallery, had organised an exhibition that took the theatre lovers to a whole new nostalgic world. The exhibition which displayed various plays staged by Mysuru’s well-known theatre troupes reminded the visitors about Kannada repertory and plays. The exhibition was inaugurated by theatre personality and social activist Prasanna.

Prasanna said: “Memories help humans develop affability and gather nostalgic moments. The initiative taken by Kadamba Ranga Vedike and Rajashekar Kadamba is appreciable. The display of posters brings back the memory of how plays were staged in olden and in modern days and also reminds of the theatre teams that existed in Mysuru. Memories cannot be brought back, it can only be recalled if we have experienced it.”

Speaking to media persons, theatre artist Rajashekar Kadamba said: “Today we have kept nearly 100 posters of various plays staged by nearly 20 theatre troupes of Mysuru. The oldest poster is from 1984 and posters of recent plays are also kept for display.”

Posters of various theatres and repertory including Rangayana, Natana, Kadamba Ranga Vedike, Niranthara, Kala Suruchi, Ranga Chavadi, Abhiyenthararu, Amara Kala Sangha and others were kept for display. Posters of plays including Chama Cheluve, Gandhi Vs Gandhi, Samskara, Buddha Prabuddha, Yaaking Aadteera, Bettada Arasu, Yamana Solu and other were on display.

President of Mysore Art Gallery L Shivalingappa, theatre activist N Rathna and others were present.

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