|Ticket Price:||₹ 250|
|Genre:||Drama – English|
|Duration:||100 minutes – no intermission|
|Age:||16 years and above|
|Cast:||Jagdish Raja, Rohn Malhotra, Vivek Vijayakumaran, Vandana Prabhu, Swati De, Divya Jain, Urvashi Goverdhan|
|Location:||Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross II Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078, India|
Yayati, Girish Karnad’s first play – was written in 1960, when he was 23 years old - and immediately established his ability to turn an epic mythological story into an exciting dramatic experience. Yayati was an instant success, staged in Kannada and in many other Indian languages. In this play, King Yayati’s story from the Mahabharata becomes a roller coaster ride of events, sparked off by one sexual encounter. When it was written, strong women characters were not acceptable in traditional Indian theatre and this play has four of them. Four strong women who assert their rights alongside a son who wishes to rebel against the path set out for him and a father willing to sacrifice his son’s youth in his quest for immortality. Set against a background of lust, jealousy and social prejudice, six strong characters fight to assert their own rights.
Any other credits:
Set and Lighting Design: Rebecca Spurgeon
Costume Design: G.S. Jayanthi
Music: Prakash Sontakke
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. 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.