In case you missed watching ‘ Trinity’, the English play on the three composers of Carnatic music produced by The Madras Players at their recent show at The Music Academy, you can watch it on Feb 3 evening, 6.30 p.m. onwards at Narada Gana Sabha hall, Alwarpet.
Admission is free but going by the big response to the first set of shows last December and the recent one, its promoters say you need to be in early to get good seats.
A bunch of Carnatic music artistes star in this play – vocalists Vijay Siva, Gayatri Venkataraghavan and Dr S Sunder being the lead actors.
Director P C Ramakrushna, himself a mridangam player and choirister has woven some key episodes in the life of the Trinity – Thyagaraja, Dikshitar and Shyama Sastri – with their songs sung live on stage. The Thamizh stories were written by Seetha Ravi and translated by Prabha Sridevan.
Noted Srinivasa Gopal on the play he saw at the Academy :
A unique experience of hearing the characters speaking English as we would speak, no cultivated accent . Given 30 minutes to each of the three, selection of events in their lives accompanied by appropriate krithis.; this was indeed a great event born of team work.
Vijay Siva . . . have heard him sing the Dikshithar krithi in Hameer Kalyani as a concert singer before, but to watch him on stage as an actor and sing the krithi on stage was an experience.