The Play That Goes Wrong: A Kalamanch Review

“Betrayed by my brother, cuckolded by my fiancé and nearly murdered by my oldest friend, let us hope we never again see a murder at the Haversham manor.”   On 25th October, Kalamanch, the official theater club of Manipal Institute of Communication presented their semester production—‘The Play That Goes Wrong.’ Although a cyclone raged that... Continue Reading →

Harvest: A Play by the MCH Theatre Club

‘Harvest’, a celebrated play by Manjula Padmanabhan, directed by Nidhi Panicker, was brought to life by the MCH Theatre Club on 29th March 2019. The much-anticipated drama-comedy-sci-fi piece took shape in the Gangubai Hanagal Auditorium in the Manipal Centre for Humanities and invited an excited audience. By six in the evening, curtains were drawn and... Continue Reading →

Bade Miyaan Deewane: A Review

As the title and poster might suggest, the play ‘Bade Miyaan Deewaane’ is set in retro Bollywood style. It is light-hearted comedy enriched with subtle humour, satire, and the occasional Urdu ‘Shayari’. Being the main production of this semester, the Aaina Dramatics club made sure that the play successfully captured various components of a classic... Continue Reading →

AGNI VARSHA : A PLAY BY ADA DRAMATICS

In a kingdom that has been ravaged by drought for years, a fire sacrifice is being carried out at the palace. But Lord Indra, the custodian of rains, isn't appeased. ‘Agni Varsha’, a tale from the epic Mahabharata, is based on the play ‘The fire and the rain’ by one of India's foremost playwrights, Girish... Continue Reading →

Taj Mahal Ka Tender- A Play by Aaina Dramatics

What would happen if the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan had to rule modern-day India? Would the rumour of chopped arms still perpetuate or would the Taj Mahal even have been built? Aaina Dramatics’ main production for this semester brings to you a satirical take on the socio-political issue of widespread corruption, a concern which has... Continue Reading →

And Then There Were None: The Play Review

Mystery has been considered one of the most daunting of theatrical genres to pull off; even more when you are staging a production of the world’s best-selling mystery till date – ‘And Then There Were None’, by the queen of mystery herself, Agatha Christie. Now, not many would dare to put up an Agatha Christie... Continue Reading →

Play-By-Play: Aaina’s Spotlight

Theatre is an innovative expression of life. It is a thing of beauty, to project stories onto ourselves and others; a way of creating meaning through narrative and metaphor. On Sunday evening, the MIT Library auditorium witnessed innumerable emotions. A number of gasps, a whole lot of laughter, and plenty of “awes” as Manipal's very own... Continue Reading →

Rashomon: A Theatrical Adaptation

As Saturday evening unfolded, the amphitheater at T.M.A. Pai Park teemed with the hustle of an anticipating audience eager to watch Rashomon, a play by ADA Dramatics. ADA, in association with Betaal, performed a Hindi adaptation of the eponymous Japanese film from 1950 in a unique form called Yakshagana, which added a refreshing appeal to... Continue Reading →

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