This February, the famous children's play " Robinson & Crusoe" by Nina D’Intrino and Giacomo Ravicchio has its premiere in the first Indian production at Ranga Shankara on Feb 5.
The play is directed by Gracias Devaraj, who acted in the same play in an earlier production by Schnawwl, back then directed by Andrea Gronemeyer. This production had come to Bangalore in 2006 through Goethe Institute's initiative of presenting exciting German theatre productions for children in India.
The set for the new production was designed by Schnawwls stage designer Christian Thurm, wo spent some time in Chennai and Bangalore in 2009, learning about south Indian roofs, construction tequniques and materials.
Designed for the young (eight years and above) and old alike, Robinson & Crusoe is about two soldiers from enemy camps who are stranded together on a roof and surrounded by the nothing but a vast ocean.
The play will premier on Fri, Feb 5th at 7:30 pm and will run till Sun Feb 7th. There will be a 7:30 pm show on all days. There will be a 3:30 pm show as well on Sun, Feb 7th.
Do I know U? is an Indo-German theatre partnership between Ranga Shankara in Bangalore and Schnawwl am Nationaltheater Mannheim. In workshops, guest performances, exchange of artistic staff, think tanks and a coproduction, the staff of the two theatres meet over a period of two years to enrich each others theatre practice with skills, to deepen dialogue on theatre for young audiences in a multicultural environment and to introduce new aesthetics to artists and audiences alike. In 2010, each theatre will produce a play with artistic inputs from the other theatre and the theme of intercultural dialogue. In 2011 a coproduction with an Indo-German team, mixed an all levels of production will reahearse and perform a play in Mannheim and Bangalore.
funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation / Wanderlust Fund