The year of the Rooster

As part of the annual Children’s theater production, Bangalore Little Theatre (BLT), one of the oldest amateur theatre groups in the country is all set to stage this year’s annual play “The year of the Rooster”, a charming Chinese folktale called Wang Bao Chuan.  It is an original adaptation developed by BLT, abridged to suit the needs of the contemporary stage. “We have ensured that Children will be enriched and inspired while appreciating the various aspects of the theatre art.  We have designed the play keeping the audience and particularly schools in mind who aim at providing cross-cultural exposure to their students”, says Vijay Padaki, trustee, Bangalore Little Theatre. The play will be performed across auditoriums in the city and various schools during the months of November and December 2017, in partnership with Indian Cancer Society (ICS). The proceeds from the ticket sales will be used to create a bridge fund that would be used to fund diagnosis/initial treatment for children under 18 years diagnosed with Cancer. “Many parents do not have the required finances, and it takes one or two months to get money from cancer treatment funding schemes. Most Pediatric cancers today are highly treatable if diagnosed early and children are provided with prompt and effective treatment. The bridge fund will provide financial support till main treatment funds are available. During the last year, all children whose initial treatment was funded through the fundraiser, are responding well to treatment,” shares Vijay Sharma, Hon. Secretary, Indian Cancer Society. The play is directed by Archana Kariappa and assisted by Vijay Padaki. The style of storytelling is comic, down to earth, poking fun at human nature all along. The Chinese tradition also has great simplicity in staging the play. It begins and ends with a bare stage. A great deal is achieved with very little on stage, pushing the imagination of the audience all the time. The stagehands take charge of the play, making the characters in the story their creations.

Where and When:
Alliance Francaise 18-Nov 4:00 PM, 7:30 PM
Alliance Francaise 19-Nov 4:00 PM, 7:30 PM
MLR Convention Centre JP
Nagar 8-Dec 7:30 PM
Purandara Bhavana 10-Dec 3:30 PM, 7:00 PM
MLR Convention Centre JP
Nagar 17-Dec 4:00 PM, 7:30 PM