Viswa Vikhyathamaya Mookku
Artist: Lokdharmi Theatre, Kochi
Time: 7 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Age Limit: All ages
The World Renowned Nose- a play in Gibberish and Malayalam Based on the story by Vaikom
Muhammed Basheer. The culminating production in a Mask Workshop Directed by Terry Converse, &
Chandradasan, the dramatization of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer’s famous satirical short story, using
mask and gibberish creates a hilarious comedy perfect for a performance project for a workshop on
masks to culminate with. In this story, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer satirically exposes the psychology
of the masses that runs to nonsense. The story is about a foolish cook who is only interested in having
enough food to eat and inhaling snuff, but one day starts to grow an exceptionally long nose.
It grows so large, in fact, that initially those who see it are revolted by the sight. The cook is fired from his job but ultimately, because of his controversial nose, he becomes a millionaire and a certified celebrity. The play uses masks and gibberish, supplemented with hilarious, grotesque and fast movements in the performance language. Devoid of scenery, costumes, music, facial expression and the use of language, this production is challenging the actor to create, communicate and sustain the interest of the audience- an experiment in itself.
Dr. Participants: SELVARAJ, JOLLY ANTONY, JOHNY THOTTUNKAL, MEENAKSHI KN, CHARU NARAYANAN, ANISH PAUL, SUJITH KOLLAM, SHIJU T HAMZA, SUNEESH, JENSON, ADITHYE K N, TONY CHACKO, ANANTHAKRISHNAN, & CHANDRAN AROOKKUTTY.
Supported by: SANKAR, BOBBAN & NISSAR.
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