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Shraddha, the theatre people have partnered with AIM for Seva and  Alchemy Kids (where my son has been going for theatre programs) to present a new play from today for four days in Narada Gana Sabha Hall (Alwarpet, Chennai). The play is titled SMILE, written and directed by Vijay Viswanathan of Alchemy Kids. The story is about how joining a home “Ananda Illam” for the mentally challenged as it’s manager gives purpose and happiness to the protagonist played by Vijay Viswanathan. Few of the actors are from AIM for Seva homes itself, including them everyone on stage have done a…

Happy Birthday Shraddha Theatres for completing 5 years, you have been doing an exceptional work in promoting Tamil Theatre and many budding talents on stage. Their latest production is Sadhurangam, an unconventional theme for a theatre play. Based on a story by Anand…

Venue was Narada Gana Sabha, sharp at 7PM the curtain raises. We see a bank counter, a robbery in action that goes fatally wrong with a pregnant women getting shot. Next scene we see the robber Annamalai (played by Anand…

George Orwell’s Animal Farm book published in 17 August 1945 (minus 2 years and plus 2 days from Indian Independence)  is a classic. I read the book for the first time only two years back, initially the Tamil translation. The story is about how a set of animals living in a farm in rural England takeover the place from their human master.  Initially the revolution is lead together by a group of pigs for common good and sharing. Slowly one of them (named Napoleon) starts to sideline the other leader pigs towards consolidating his power. At the end of the story, Napoleon pig becomes a brutal dictator…

Shraddha theatre group have done 15 plays in their four years of founding. The 15 plays have been across genres, all staged with the goal of promoting Tamil Theatre and encouraging the habit of watching Live Theatre with the youngsters. This week’s…