Dramanon celebrates Valentine’s day with Comikaze1 min read
Manipal: On Valentine’s day, the Dramanon (Dramatist Anonymous) fraternities of Manipal, Bangalore and Hyderabad met once again for their fifth annual Comikaze. The collection of eight short humorous plays was held at the Syndicate Golden Jubilee hall.
“Our intention was to introduce comedy in a much broader sense through our plays. That is why we were experimenting with black humour, while also trying to inculcate different genres like romance and suspense along with comedy,” said Abhishek Amol, a cast member in one of the plays.
Making it a first such instance for the dramatics community in Manipal, a Zimbabwean international student Rumbi Mariga was cast in the play “A Fare Ride”. The background score was provided by the in house band called Nothing But Treble.
“It’s always a pleasure to watch Dramanon Bangalore and Hyderabad perform as well, but as a member of the lights and sounds team in Dramanon, I was extremely happy to see the band do so well. For almost an entirely new band, I felt that the baton was passed on successfully, so to speak.”
On this evening of highs however, some of the audience members were not happy with the stretching of the event till 9:30 pm as many of the first years had to rush to the hostel. Aditi from the School of Allied Health Sciences said, “We had plans for dinner after the plays got over, but it went on for too long and because of the new police restrictions these days, we don’t want to take any chances anymore.”
Sub-edited by Sharanya Khosla