Lokadharmi presents the play Karnnabharam at Kundapura, Karnataka in the National Theatre festival to be held at Dr.Shantharam Open Air Theatre, Kundapura Udupi Dist. Karnataka.
This Festival is organized by the South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur in collaboration with Aneka Theatre Group, Bangalore and Ranga Adhyayana Kendra, Kundapur. Over 12 best productions selected from all over India will be showcased in the festival scheduled between February 28th to March 9th 2014 every evening at 7.00 p.m . The festival opens with Karnnabharam at 7.00 pm on 28th of Feb.
KARNNABHARAM (The anguish of Karnna), The Malayalam adaptation of the Sanskrit Classic Performed by Lokadharmi Kochi Kerala is based on the translation into Malayalam by Kavalam Narayana Panikkar. The Music is scored by Bijibal, Lighting by Gireesh Menon, and the Design & Direction is done by Chandradasan.
- This play has won the prestigious awards for Best play, best stage design & best costume design from Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards 2008.
- Also nominated for best Actor, best Ensemble and best Choreography in the festival
Lokadharmi had performed Karnnabharam widely all over in India including Jodhpur Rajasthan, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Vijayanagaram in Andhra Pradesh, Kolkota (Bengal), Mysore, Bengaluru and Gulbarga, (Karnataka), Jagdalpur (Chatisgad), Cuttack (Orissa), Patna (Bihar), New Delhi, and Kurukshethra (Hariyana).
This play is performed widely in major theatre festivals all over India including Bharath Rang Mahotsav New Delhi 2006.
This is the 323rd show of the play.
The artists travelling to Kundapura to perform the play are Sudheer Babu, VR Selvaraj, Madan Kolavil, Jolly Antony, Shaiju T Hamsa, Sumesh Chittooran, Ajaikumar Thiruvankulam, Sanosh Palluruthy, Jebin Jesmes, Gireesh Menon, Bhanuvajanan, Kishore NK, Poornnathrayee Jayaprakash, Sreedeep KS, Ferha Azeez, Pradeep Sreenivasan, Sreekala and Chandradasan.