Kalamanch goes big with Pygmalion1 min read
Manipal: Kalamanch, School of Communication’s (SOC) theatre club had its largest end semester production yet, when they staged ‘Pygmalion’ to a full house on October 31 at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) Library Auditorium.
This was Kalamanch’s attempt to reach out to an audience beyond SOC. Director Keshav Padmanabhan, a second year student at SOC thanked the audience for their presence. ‘It was amazing. This was the biggest crowd we have had for any of our plays. Having a full house show is always very motivational for the actors,’ he said.
Adapted from the original script by George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion is the story of phonetics professor Henry Higgins’ attempt to turn a poor girl named Eliza Dolittle into a well-spoken and poised woman, after he places a bet with a friend to do the same.
While some of the audience had difficulties understanding what the play was about and found it to be lengthy, most of them appreciated the quality of the actors and the overall production.
‘It was amazing and I loved the lighting and the sets in particular. It took me back to the time I used to read GB Shaw’s plays,’ said Syed Hashir Mehdi, a first year student at MIT.
Sub-edited by Sharanya Khosla