Udupi, Feb 22, 2020: The Sumanasa Kodavoor organisation will hold ‘Ranga Habba’ (drama fest) at Bhujanga Park from February 24 to March 1.
Addressing presspersons here on Friday, M.S. Bhat, honorary president of Sumanasa Kodavoor, said the organisation, established in 2002, had been producing three new plays every year.
Plays to be staged
The plays to be staged during the week-long festival are:Muddana Pramoshan Prasanga by Lavanya Byndoor troupe on February 24;Kaapa(Tulu) by Sumanasa Kodavoor on February 25;Kolli by Mandara Baikadi on February 26; Gadha Yuddha by Sumanasa Kodavoor on February 27; Huchchara Santhe by Touring Talkies, Dharwad, on February 28; Gondolu
(Tulu) by Journey Theatre Group, Mangaluru, on February 29; and Putugosi Manushya
on March 1.
All the plays will be staged at 6.30 p.m. and the entry is free. The fest is being organised in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Culture, Department of Kannada and Culture, Udupi municipality, and Pejawar Mutt.
The ‘Yaksha Suma’ Award instituted by the organisation in the memory of the late U. Dugappa will be presented to Yakshagana guru K. Narayana Bannanje on March 1.
To evoke interest in theatre-related activities among the youth, a solo act play competition for college students will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on February 29, Mr. Bhat said.