October 14, 2015
Hidden behind the masks for long now, the clowns of the theater are soon to hit Coimbatore, revealing the various faces of the society in the form of a modern play. The members of the Manalmagudi Theatre Land, who have been touring all over India, will be performing ‘Mayakomaligalin Jaalakannadi’ at the Hindustan College Grounds on October 17.
One of the organizers of the event, dramatist and Professor of Tamil, L. Ramraj said that the play will be a satire on the society. “It is a social satire of clowns. They are going to mock the current political and social scenario,” he told Covai Post.
Talking about the mixed mood of the play, Ramraj said that the play, which was previously staged in Madurai, also throws light on the plight of North Indian migrant workers in Tamil Nadu. “These migrants suffer from various issues including slavery, low wages, and ill treatment, but they are forced to continue surviving here because of their financial crises,” he said.
The play, he said, will also touch upon the country’s eroding natural heritages and wildlife, which are so essential for the survival of mankind.
“The play is written and directed by S. Murugaboopathy from Kovilpatti. He has directed plays including ‘Soorpanagu,’ ‘Marana Veetin Kurippukal,’ ‘Vanathathi,’ ‘Chemmoothai,’ and ‘Kugai Mara Vaasigal,’ which was staged in Coimbatore in 2014. He had also received the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar from the Sangeet Natak Academy for his works,” he said.
He added that Murugaboopathy’s team was selected for the International Theatre Fest in Delhi for the third consecutive time.
The play will commence by 6.00 pm on October 17.