Join on theatre event named Old Man and the Sea at Ranga Shankara on 20th March 2021.
Ranga Shankara celebrates 'World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People' with its hit play for children, 'Old Man and the Sea'. 'Old Man and the Sea' was produced under Ranga Shankara's 'AHA! Theatre for Children' banner. The play premiered in 2019 to much acclaim and has been performed in many festivals and venues since.
'Old Man and the Sea' is based on Ernest Hemingway's acclaimed novella of the same name. It is directed by Ranga Shankara's former artistic director S Surendranath and features puppeteers Arun D T and Gagan Kumar. The non-verbal puppet play tells the story of an epic struggle between an old and experienced fisherman and the greatest catch of his life. After many days of no catches, the fisherman finally baits a huge fish. However, the fish proves too strong for the fisherman and pulls him deeper into the sea. The story depicts the fisherman's struggle with the fish, sharks, and the vast sea to survive and get back home.
'World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People' is an initiative by ASSITEJ, the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People. The day celebrates taking children to the theatre and emphasizes the message of 'theatre for all'.
"We're extremely happy to mark this very important day with one of our most-loved children's plays. Theatre is for everyone, something Ranga Shankara very deeply believes in. There is something for everyone, especially young minds, to take away from the world of Theatre. 'Old Man and the Sea' introduces children to the classics. This is also a realistic story that emphasizes respecting nature, and such stories can create more meaningful experiences for young audiences", says Arundhati Nag.
The play is for children aged 6 and above.
About Ranga Shankara's AHA!
AHA! is Ranga Shankara's theatre for children programme that brings the magic of theatre to children through plays, storytelling programmes, workshops, and activities. Launched in 2006, AHA! has grown organically and continues to do so, adding programmes, dimensions, audiences, international collaborations and more, as one of the country's most important and sustained theatre for children progammes.