Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ali Oh Baba! - The Children's Annual Theatre Production is Back

Via aliohbaba
Dream A Dream and Bangalore Little Theatre have returned with yet another fun filled entertainer for everybody and absolutely anybody! In the last two years, we have had a great time producing two shows for you from Indian folklore. Your response to The Magic Drum and The Ungrateful Man has been overwhelming. This year from the land of all things magical, we bring you ‘Ali Oh Baba’. This year’s production of Ali Oh Baba will both encourage theatre appreciation as well as raise funds for Dream A Dream’s programmes which empower vulnerable children.

Ali Oh Baba is a retelling of the all time favourite tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The story unfolds on the stage in the form of day dreams of a little boy discovering the 1001 Arabian Nights. He and his friend, a little girl, share their discoveries with the children in the audience through games, narratives, song and dance. In the process the key figures in the 1001 Arabian Nights are also drawn into the play, the clever Sheherezad and the not so clever King. The two friends manage to tell the audience the entire tale without bringing Ali Baba on stage. It might well be the little boy himself! And who knows the clever maid in Ali Baba’s house might well be the little girl! As can be expected, the audiences are actively engaged in all of the storytelling and it is done with much contemporary humour.

Venue: Gurunanak Bhavan, # 6, Miller Tank Road, Near Mahavir Jain Hospital, Indian Express Main Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore - 560 052

Dates and timings
Public Show
October 30th: 7.30 pm
October 31st: 11:00 am, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm
November 1st: 11.00 am, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm
More details here.

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