What's the Buzz at Studio 7

Happening Issue 66 Jul, 2010
Text by Dinesh Rai

Charandas: The Honest Thief
Hotel Vajra is known for Studio 7’s drama productions, which has over the years,entertained a good many drama enthusiasts. Sabine Lehmann and Ludmilla Hungerhuber have devoted a considerable amount of their precious time to their productions such as Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, Ray’s “Gopi and Bagah” and Brecht’s “The Threepenny Opera” to name a few. Their next venture is a heroic comedy adapted from a play by Habib Tanvir whom they met when they took their “Threepenny Opera” to the National Theatre Festival, Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1988. The duo were awarded by the Nepal Centre of the International Theatre Institute ITI/UNESCO for their invaluable contribution to theatre in Nepal.

“Charandas: The Honest Thief” opens in the first week of May at the Naga Theater. This Rajasthani folktale of an honest thief - retold in a modern dramatic concept aims to expose the spirit of our times. It highlights with humor, the disorder in our human behavior, dictated by the politics of exploitation and the morality of greed. At the same time, the play is a celebration of the people and their desire for
justice, purity and truth – spirituality. Always remembering a healthy dose of self-critique and laughter - the essence of ultimate truth.

Opening weekend: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  4 / 5 / 6 May 2007
Further performances: 11 /12 /13 and  18 /19 /20 May at  7:15 pm in the Naga Theater of Hotel Vajra, Bijeswori, Kathmandu.

 For details: 4271545,  Email: vajra@mos.com.np