"Boy with a Suitcase" comes back to Ranga Shankara
Ranga Shankara | Bangalore |
Dec 12 | 7:30 p.m.
Ends on: Dec 14
About "Boy with a Suitcase" comes back to Ranga Shankara
As a part of their 15th birthday celebrations, Ranga Shankara is bringing back "Boy with a Suitcase". A Ranga Shankara and Schauburg production, the is written by Mike Kenny, directed by Andrea Gronemeyer and features MD Pallavi, BV Shrunga, Konarak Reddy, Coordt Linke, Simone Oswald, David Benito Garcia and Nikolai Jegerow. Kirtana Kumar is the Associate Director. The play has an original music score played Live.
The shows are scheduled as follows: 7:30 PM on Thu and Fri, Dec 12 and 13, and 11 AM on Sat Dec 14. Tickets are up on sale on bookmyshow.com and the Ranga Shankara Box Office.
"Boy with a Suitcase" deals with the complex issue of migration and has been staged to standing ovations and critical acclaim around the world. "Boy with a Suitcase" is one of the most important creations of Ranga Shankara as it is an equal collaboration with a theatre in Germany. The play is evergreen and I am glad to know that the team is able to come together to celebrate our 15th birthday", says Arundhati Nag, the Founder of Ranga Shankara.
Boy with a Suitcase is the story of the 12 year old Naz, who undertakes a long and dangerous journey to be with his sister in London. He carries with him only a small suitcase and a treasure of stories from his childhood.
Like his hero, Sinbad the Sailor, who went on many dangerous voyages in search of his fortune, Naz must travel half-way around the world to reach his sister in London. On the road, Naz meets Krysia, a young girl in similar circumstances, who helps him find safe passage over mountains, across seas and through the dangers of a city slum. With the help of Krysia and his stories, Naz finds his way to London and his sister. But is it the ‘heaven on earth’ that he expects?
A gripping narrative of adventure and stories, Naz’s journey also throws a spotlight on the real dangers faced by children who have to migrate alone today. One would imagine there’s not much room for laughter in this production but writer Mike Kenny has elevated this story with humour and spirit.
Cast and Credits
Cast: Coordt Linke, David Benito Garcia, Konarak Reddy, MD Pallavi, Nikolai Jegorow, Shrunga BV and Simone Oswald
Direction: Andrea Gronemeyer
Music: Coordt Linke, Konarak Reddy and MD Pallavi
Set Design: Christian Thurm
Costume Design: Amba Sanyal and Eva Roos
Consultant Dramaturgy and Assistant Director, Bangalore: Kirtana Kumar
Dramaturgy: Sophia Stepf
Light Design: Robert Schlenkermann