As a part of their 15th birthday celebrations, Ranga Shankara is bringing back “Boy with a Suitcase”. A Ranga Shankara and Schauburg production, the is written by Mike Kenny, directed by Andrea Gronemeyer and features MD Pallavi, BV Shrunga, Konarak Reddy, Coordt Linke, Simone Oswald, David Benito Garcia and Nikolai Jegerow. Kirtana Kumar is the Associate Director. The play has an original music score played Live. “Boy with a Suitcase” deals with the complex issue of migration and has been staged to standing ovations and critical acclaim around the world. “Boy with a Suitcase” is one of the most important creations of Ranga Shankara as it is an equal collaboration with a theatre in Germany. The play is evergreen and I am glad to know that the team is able to come together to celebrate our 15th birthday”, says Arundhati Nag, the Founder of Ranga Shankara.
Boy with a Suitcase is the story of the 12 year old Naz, who undertakes a long and dangerous journey to be with his sister in London. He carries with him only a small suitcase and a treasure of stories from his childhood. Like his hero, Sinbad the Sailor, who went on many dangerous voyages in search of his fortune, Naz must travel half-way around the world to reach his sister in London. On the road, Naz meets Krysia, a young girl in similar circumstances, who helps him find safe passage over mountains, across seas and through the dangers of a city slum. With the help of Krysia and his stories, Naz finds his way to London and his sister. But is it the ‘heaven on earth’ that he expects? A gripping narrative of adventure and stories, Naz’s journey also throws a spotlight on the real dangers faced by children who have to migrate alone today. One would imagine there’s not much room for laughter in this production but writer Mike Kenny has elevated this story with humour and spirit.
Where: Rangashankara 36/2, 8th Cross Rd, R K Colony, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru.
Call: 080 2649 3982.
When: 12th & 13th of Dec – 7.30 PM and 14th of Dec – 11 AM.