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Tamil festivals to liven up drama scene

Moksha will reinterpret classics while Tamil Drama features new work

Published on Jul 22, 2014 6:27 PM
 

Two upcoming festivals celebrating Tamil drama will be enlivening its burgeoning contemporary theatre scene.

The Tamil Drama Festival, organised by Athipathi International Theatre and to be held at the Ulu Pandan Community Centre Theatrette this week, will focus on original work.

Avant Theatre & Language's Moksha Festival, which puts the spotlight on the Indian epic of the Mahabharata, will run at the Goodman Arts Centre in late September.

Moksha's festival manager Rajkumar Thiagaras, 25, finds that there has been a recent resurgence of interest in contemporary Tamil theatre.

 
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THISAIVEGAM 2014: TAMIL DRAMA FESTIVAL

Where: Ulu Pandan Community Centre Theatrette

When: Thursday at 3pm and Friday at 2 and 8pm (Nadippo Nadippu). Saturday at 8pm (Manathil Uruthi Vaidhum, Yemara Sonnathu Naano?, Unmaiyaana Rasigan)

Admission: $20. Call 9099-8510 or 8322-8248 or go to bit.ly/WdY3CS (Eventbrite ticketing page)

Info: E-mail athipathi.theatre@gmail.com or go to www.facebook.com/Athipathi.Theatre. Shows will be performed in Tamil with English surtitles

AVANT THEATRE’S MOKSHA FESTIVAL

Where: Goodman Arts Centre

When: Sept 22 to 27

Admission: To be confirmed. Go to avanttheatremokshafestival.peatix.com

Info: E-mail admin@avanttheatre.com

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