Malegalalli Madumagalu is a Kannada play based on one of the finest Kannada novels written by Rastrakavi Kuvempu in 1967.
The title of the book and the play, ‘Malegalalli Madumagalu’ translates to ‘The Bride In The Mountains’. The story depicts complex conflicts between tradition and modernity, individual and society and two religious groups in pre-independence times in Karnataka.
Malegalalli Madumagalu goes beyond the strict confines of traditional proscenium and follows the characters across the expanse of elaborate sets, which has been erected at Kalagrama, incorporating the already standing trees, the bamboo shrubs, a large pond and natural slopes and bumps in the land.
The play starts at 8.p.m and ends next day morning 5 p.m.
The audience, in 15-minute breaks between the play, will move with the cast from ‘bayalu-ranga’ to the ‘kereyangala-ranga’ and the ‘bidirumela-ranga’ before watching the end and catching the sun rise at ‘honge-ranga’.
This mega play is directed by C. Basavalingaiah. This theatrical experiment was a huge success when it was presented in 2010 in Rangayana in Mysore and on popular demand is now being performed in Bangalore.
Ticket Price: Rs.100