Mysuru: Four decades after writer S L Bhyrappa’s most popular novel ‘Parva’ was published in 1979, theatre connoisseurs have a reason to rejoice.
Rangayana theatre repertory is adapting the novel into theatre, with the plan to stage the play in February next.
Noted theatre director and actor Prakash Belavadi has condensed the novel for 200 pages for the play.
Belavadi is directing the play, with H K Dwarakanath involved in preparing the design for the stage.
Rangayana director Addanda C Cariyappa handed over a copy of the play to Bhyrappa here on Friday. While another copy is given to writer Krishnamurthy Hanur to pore over the work and submit his opinion.
When Cariappa invited Bhyrappa for an interaction with Rangayana artistes, Bhyrappa who obliged, also suggested to invite scholars Shatavadhani Ganesh and Lakshmisha Tolpady.
Sahitya Bhandara the publishers of Parva have also consented to print the play, that has been adapted into theatre without deviating from the original work.
The six hour long play (including two intervals) is expected to be the gift of Rangayana to the modern theatre. It is indeed a challenge for the repertory, said Joint Director of Kannada and Culture department V N Mallikarjun Swamy.
– Team Mysoorunews