Mysore: Twenty one plays in four Indian languages, folk music and dance and film festival. That's in short the fare on Bahuroopi menu this winter at Rangayana.
The cultural hub is warming up to play host to week-long national festival starting with hosting street plays as a means to spread the word about the most awaited theatre festival in the town. Packaged as an entertainer with a social message, Bahuroopi this season will focus on the importance of water, the scarce natural resource.
Bhopal-based Ranga Vidushak will open the fest with 'Soudhagar', a Hindi play directed by acclaimed Bansi Kaul on January 8. Along with Hindi, plays in Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi will be staged in three theatres at Kalamandir, the cultural hotspot. Noted cultural critic and poet Ashok Vajpeyi will inaugurate the festival, which will culminate on January 14 when the theatre repertory will complete 25 years.