Presented by city-based theatre group Take2, Maya chronicles the life of three individuals, Manasi, her father and her boyfriend, and how their lives are governed by the struggles of living in a city. The play is being staged in support of The Eighteenth Horse Foundation, an NGO working toward implementing the concept of Pura (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas). 7.30pm. Alliance Française de Bangalore, No. 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar. Entry: Passes available for Rs100 at the venue; Contact Nag: 9845755366 or Varun: 9980798084. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apakari: Panchatantrada Ondu Kathe
If you are a Kannada theatre fan, don’t miss this family entertainer. Titled ‘Apakari: Panchatantrada Ondu Kathe’, the play is based on a story from the ‘Panchtantra’. The script revolves around the life of a south Indian Brahmin and takes the audience through his adventures in a forest before his fortune changes in Kashi. Presented by Pipilika in collaboration with the Bangalore Little Theatre, the 100-minute play is written by David Horsburgh.
It is translated by Harikrishna and directed by Deepthy Shekhar. 7.30 pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, J. P. Nagar, 2nd Phase (next to Post Office). Entry: Tickets are priced at Rs75 and will be available at the venue. Call: 9448127665/9886366499.
Hindustani classical music
Shaila A. Bhandharkar presents a Hindustani classical recital of devotional songs. This is a part of the ongoing effort of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to showcase classical arts under the Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme held at the Yavanika Auditorium. ICCR has collaborated with the Department of Kannada & Culture, Karnataka, Department of Youth Services & Sports, Karnataka, and Youth Writers & Artistes Guild, Bangalore, to help artistes showcase their talent in this programme. 6.30 pm. Yavanika Auditorium, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.
Probabilities of Occurring
21 December-8 January
For Arunanshu Chowdhury, history is repetitive in nature, giving hints to both rulers and subjects about the tragic designs through which human “progress” is laid out. An ability to capture the historical sense of probabilities goads Chowdhury into painting. As his exhibition ‘Probabilities of Occurring’ would attest, Chowdhury’s images are simultaneously global and local. Bombs fitted with target-sensing appendages for a precise hit, monumental chairs from museums and barber shops, concrete boulders for preventing land erosions, graffiti, broken toys and fire-tending machines are among the themes that constitute Chowdhury’s repertoire. The show is presented by the Guild Art Gallery and Gallery Samukha. Gallery Sumukha, 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden (22292230 ).
(Compiled by Kavitha Srinivasa)