Mangaluru, Oct 9, 2015 : Well known for screening nationally and globally acclaimed films in the city, the Sahamata Film Society is now moving towards theatre. In its maiden venture, the new 14-member troupe of Sahamatha will be staging ‘Hoovaraliddakke Yaake Sakshi’ ( Do blossoming flowers need evidence) based on doctor-turned-writer H.S. Anupama’s collection of short stories.
The play will be staged at Ravindra Kalabhavan on University College campus on Oct 10 Saturday at 7 p.m.
This story was chosen as it reflects the fight of women against restrictions and oppressions of society. Every woman can connect with the storyline as she will find her person in it. Ivan D’Silva from the Society, who has in the past directed a couple of plays in Kannada and Konkani made a statement
This play has been directed by young theatre artist Laxman K.P. from Nelamangala. The story is based on the way 23-year-old Janaki fights against society that questions her after she delivers a child. She questions the society that had not bothered to help her family when it had been in dire straights.
The role of Janaki is played by University College’s B.A. Student Rohini. Mayuri Bolar, another University College student, who has been seen in many protests of students in the city, also acts in the play. Among others in the theatre troupe is seasoned artiste Chandrahas Ullal and Ivan D’Silva himself. After staging the play in Ravindra Kalashetra, it will be staged in Honnavar on October 25. Shows from January on can be booked said Ivan D’Silva.