Kannada Plays at Ranga Shankara : May 2016

Ranga Shankara is one of Bangalore’s iconic theatre venues and a treat for all theatre lovers! In addition to the theatre, their cafe offers finger licking food. You must go well ahead of the show time (latecomers not allowed!) and treat yourself to yummy sabudana vadas or akki roti and more at Anju’s cafe. Ranga Shankara also has a quaint bookstore and offers sightings of famous literary and theatre personalities in town. Mondays are off.

Check out their Kannada Plays this May – They have a fantastic lineup!

E mc2, A Kannada Play

The play starts out with the protagonist’s introduction of himself as a method actor and a schizophrenic patient. The play revolves around the formula of e=mc2. The protagonist gets into a lot of trouble when he tries to solve the mystery of ‘e=mc2’. Does he get out of the web of troubles? Will he finally be able to find out the truth of ‘e=mc2’? One has to see this Kannada play to know the answers for all these questions. The mysterious and witty play with lots of twists and turns make the audience watch the play on the edge of their seats.

When: Tuesday, 17 May 2016 , 7:30PM

Tickets: Rs. 100, Book Here

Sevanthi Prasanga

Inspired by “My Fair Lady” – the story revolves around a language scholar who agrees to a wager that he can take a balloon seller girl and make her presentable in high society.

When: Wednesday, 18 May 2015 and Friday 20 May 2015 , 7:30PM

Tickets: Rs. 100, Book Here

Mukhya Mantri

“Mukhyamantri” is a political comedy play that travels through the life of a Chief Minister. Betrayal, back-biting and all other vicious elements of politics come to the fore as the Chief Minister is determined not to lose power.

When: Thursday, 19 May 2016 , 7:00PM

Tickets: Rs. 100, Book Here


Neeru Kudisida Neereyaru

Based on Shakespeare’s ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ and set in a fictional town called ‘Terakanaambi’ in the Mysore region,  the play depicts hilarious situations faced in his carnal pursuits by a money minded, pretentious man who has just recreation as his main goal. Very appropriately, the play has a clear intent about women empowerment and progresses by knitting together topics around love, marriage, jealousy, suspicion, revenge, differences across social classes and materialism.

When: Saturday, 21 May 2016 , 3:30PM & 7:30PM

Tickets: Rs. 100, Book Here

Shraddha Mattu Stainless Steel Patregalu

Two plays with a common theme, a child’s perception of their parents during their growing up years, narrated on the days of the respective parent’s death anniversary rituals. ”Shraddha”, based on a short story by Srinivasa Vaidya, explores the relationship between the son and his disciplinarian and autocratic father. ”Stainless Steel Patregalu”, based on Vasudhendra’s story with the same name, explores the mother’s obsession with stainless steel utensils, as seen through the eyes of her son.

When: Sunday, 22 May 2016 , 3:30PM & 7:30PM

Tickets: Rs. 100, Book Here

Shraddha Mattu Stainless Steel Patregalu in Ranga Shankara


The play starts with an act of a famous, retired lawyer writing his autobiography. As the incidents of life reveal themselves gradually one by one, there arises the dilemma. Sometimes, it seems like nothing is wrong according to laws, but at the same time question arises whether it is a good thing or evil. What is essential thing for an autobiography – is it the body or an eternal soul? The contemplation and dilemma is the play.

When: Tuesday, 24 May 2016 , 7:30PM

Tickets: Rs. 150, Book Here

Ateeta in Ranga Shankara