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'Two plays with themes of identity and transformation in Bengaluru this week '
Jagriti Theatre presents Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis in association with Goethe-Institut Bangalore and Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. The celebrated and macabre story of Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning as an insect, made an impression on director Rebecca Spurgeon. She says, “Anyone who has studied the text knows that the iconic first line of the story stays with you forever. I’ve always wanted to stage it and for the past one year, I’ve been working on it.”
Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry.
The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.
Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.