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Adishakti Play Scripts

“The choices Adishakti made regarding texts it would use in its performances evolved out of its urge to create a multiple aesthetic polyphony, by building bridges between disparate ways of viewing a particular theme.”
– Veenapani Chawla

A Greater Dawn - Written by Veenapani Chawla

In this adaptation of Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri, Veenapani explores the epic struggle between Savitri and Death, in which she asks for, and eventually gets, the life of her husband Satyavan.

Impressions Of Bhima - Written by Veenapani Chawla

The heroic status of Bhima depends largely on his physical prowess. Impressions of Bhima is a deconstruction of this hero.

Brhannala - Written by Veenapani Chawla

Softly the rumblings of a gong. A light comes on slowly, lighting up the left side of a semi naked man sitting with his back to the audience in the centre of the stage. He looks armless. The rumbling gong grows a little louder. A single melodious note is struck softly on a xylophone.

Ganapati - Written By Veenapani Chawla

The performance is an interpretation of the birth stories related to the myths of Ganapati.

The Hare And The Tortoise - Written By Veenapani Chawla

The Hare and the Tortoise is a dramatic meditation on the ethical possibilities inherent in the notion of contemporaneity.

Nidravathwam - Written By Nimmy Raphel

The sound of the snore can be heard through a wooden flute. As it intensifies slowly, the left side stage lights comes on Kumbakarna who is sleeping.

The Tenth Head - written by Vinay Kumar

The stage has a few screens scattered on it. When the light comes it falls on a space just off one screen. And from behind this screen there emerges an arm...

Bali - Written by Nimmy Raphel

Bali is on stage standing amongst the seven saalvriksha trees where he begins to exercise his arms, there is clear vision of his magnanimous strength. These are the last few moments before his death.