Three days of theatre and drama

Three days of theatre and drama
Highlights

Maheswari Prasad Comedy club organised a three-day comedy playlet competition from Friday to Sunday with assistance from the Department of Culture and Andhra Pradesh State Film, TV and Theatre Development Corporation at Sri Veledandla Hanumantharaya Grandhalayam Hall. A total of six playlets were staged during these three days.

Maheswari Prasad Comedy club organised a three-day comedy playlet competition from Friday to Sunday with assistance from the Department of Culture and Andhra Pradesh State Film, TV and Theatre Development Corporation at Sri Veledandla Hanumantharaya Grandhalayam Hall. A total of six playlets were staged during these three days.

‘Uyyaala’ by Abhyudaya Arts, was staged as the inaugural playlet in the competitions. The writer Maschyndra Sarvepalli has drawn the script basing on surrogacy on canvas. Surrogacy is an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person, who will become the new born child's parents after birth. But in this playlet the mother was not informed about this agreement and she doesn’t know about the baby being surrogate and not hers. Vempati Ramesh, Katti Syam Prasad, Pilla Nataraj, Anantha Hridayaraj.

A. Venkateswara Rao, S Amrutha Varshini and Srikanya (only voice) performed to their best. Katti Syam Prasad got special jury award for his performance and best music. The second play on the first day was ‘Cheti Rata,’ which was staged by Janachitanya Samskruthika Samithi, Ongole.

The writer and director Varikuti Sivaprasad has tried to pass the message that life will be happy if we lead it with little patience and knowledge or it will become hell. But the sudden repentance of Durga (wife) could not be properly established as many times she had dialogues with her on-stage husband to die for the sake of their son’s Job.

The performance of the artistes L Sankar, Ch Subbarao, B Parvatesam, P Bhadreswara Rao, L Padmavathi was good. The playlet was technically supported by KV Ranabam P Parthasarathi and G Nagaraj. The dialogues are not audible due to inadequate mike system. L Sankar who played the role of Venkateswarlu has adjudged as best actor and L Padmavati received as best supporting actress.

On Saturday the competitions commenced with the playlet ‘Amma sottu’ by Pandu Creations Cultural Society, Koppolu. The writer valluri Shiva Prasad has taken contemporary point of not taking care of parents by the children as the subject which attracted the audience. All the artistes did well. M Dhanaraj, P Kamalakar, B Nageswara Rao, DV Subba Rao, MSR Murthy, PV Seshaiah, UV Seshaiah, A Prasad, Y Bhavani and Sujatha were in the cast. P Kamalakar, Ramana worked for back stage.

This playlet received second best production and best comedian awards. A socio fantasy folklore playlet ‘Anaganaga…’ presented by Young theatre organisation. This was penned by P Mrutyunjayarao and directed by R Vasu. The writer mixed the old folk story to the present conditions and made the script. Artistes V Satyanarayana, Vasu, Peddiraju, Preamkumar, AV Nagaraj, Vijaya Durga and others were performed in this playlet.

The performance of the artistes was good. All technical efforts have been properly and fully utilised by the director. Sitaram, Paramesh, Kittu, Sai, Santosh and Mohaneswara Rao effectively supported with the technical aspects of the play. This playlet bagged best production, best script, best director, best stage craft and best villain awards.

The final day the parishad started with a playlet ‘Madhura swapnam’ staged by Gramee Kalakarula Ikyavedika. Anchuri Narisireddy was the script writer and director of the play. The writer emphasised that Gandhi’s way is the best way to achieve the goal and to fulfill the dreams. The director showcased many prominent characters like Alluri, Bhagatsing, Netaji, Gandhiji.

The main roles were played by K Sambireddy, M Tirupataiah, A Narasireddy, D Pamulu, Gopalreddy, P Nageswara Rao and others. Siva, Lingaiah, Rammohan, Leelamohan, Prakasarao rendered their support for the show. This playlet got best supporting actor, character actor and best makeup awards.

The competieions were concluded with the playlet ‘Jeevani’ by Sneha Arts, Vimjanampadu. The playlet was written by BVR Sarma for the original story of Olga and directed by Epuri Haribabu. The script aptly depicts the importance and value of the wife and relation of the marriage. The performance of Sri Jaya as Jeevani was received applauses from the audience.

She was adjudged as best actress by the jury. The other roles were performed by G Sambasivarao and Haribabu, who also got a Special jury award. On final day of the parishad, noted movie and stage artiste Jayaprakash Reddy was conferred with the Relangi Venkatramaiah award. Varla Ramaiah, Chairmen, Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation, the founder secretary of the organization Rampilla Mohana Krishna and others were present on the stage.

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