Folklore just got Funnier and Wilder!
IZAARA’S latest production, Panchatantra …..set in the ideal settings of the Lake House @The ORTO , was indeed a production deserving an encore.
The play was just about perfect in its content, and entertained the audience, which was a mix of adults, children, locals and expatriates.
While the tales themselves are a difficult subject to correlate in today’s rushed and technology related world, the professional artistes from the local theatre world delivered their very best, keeping the audience enthralled throughout the play.
The play subtly related the ancient Panchatantra to today’s world in a humorous manner, opening with the NS man lost in the woods meeting the wise Owl under a talking tree! Interesting stories unfolded thereafter, one after the other, culminating with the distressed Elephant and its calf after their playtime ended in a tragic accident.
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The multiracial cast, under the able direction of Yadav was par excellence. The Stage design, Costumes and Make -up under Creative producer Monisha Charan of Izaara was perfect. All the cast deserve a special mention, including the Wood-peckers The Crane family, The Sparrows, and The funny Tortoise. The show was peppered with the butterflies coming in at every scene change with a very soothing musical dance, adding colour to the story and a dream like quality to the production.
As people left that evening with a mix of emotions that the play evoked in them, what clearly rang out was the humour and the feel good factor every story left them with !
Producer: Monisha Charan | Director: Hemang Yadav | Playwright: Sunita Sharma | Choreographer: Aiswarya Nair | Cast: Tracey Kan, Aditya Mazumdar, Amit Joshi,Gillian Tan, Zaki Nasir, Aiswarya Nair , Adelynn Tan , Candice Rosario, Nicola Kong.Gavin Low
Dates & Venue
[ Fri ] – [ Sun ]
3:00 PM – 10:00 PM SGT
Venue: The Lakehouse @ ORTO