On four evenings, starting from November 14, Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Manram, a state government body is hosting four Thamizh plays. Each play reflects the trend of theatre of that time, from the era of Purana story-based scripts to current social themes.
The curtains went up on this festival which has been held elsewhere in the state with a launch at Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet on Wednesday evening.
Head of the Manram and senior music director Deva inaugurated the fest and the historical play ‘ Ambikapathy – Amaravathy’ was staged, directed by Mallikaraj who recently completed the 100th show of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ on stage.
On Thursday, a well-known troupe from Salem led by Soundappan, will stage Pammal Sambandam’s musical ‘Valli Thirumanam’, on Friday the play is Dummies Drama’s ‘Kanavu Meipada’ and finally, on Saturday, kattai-koothu guru P. Rajagopal and his troupe will stage ‘Abhimanyu’.
All plays start at 6.30 p.m. and are open to all.
Tamilnadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram, No.31 “Ponni” P. S. Kumarasamy Raja Salai, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai – 600 028. Ph. 24937471