Mysore: Addanda C. Cariyappa, director and play writer of Rangayana, said that the special stage experiment ‘Tippu Nijakanasulu’ (True Dreams of Tippu) created by Rangayana Mysore has created a new history in modern Kannada theatre.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, he said that a total of 26 exhibitions were organized in Bangalore, Davangere, Chitradurga, Shimoga, Mangalore, Hassan, Puttur, Kodagu and Mandya, including Mysore. All tickets were sold out three days before the show, a record, and more than 20 thousand people watched the play.
Some had raised controversies in the early days of the play’s run, and remained silent as the shows progressed. He said he realized the truth as he witnessed another dark side of Tipu Sultan.
According to the latest official information, Tipu Sultan is known to have destroyed many temples in Anegundi and Hampey in Karnataka. All these hidden truths have created a new wave in the state through this play. It is a triumph of modern theatre.
Rangayana has started an exhibition tour of Kittur and Kalyana Karnataka in the second phase from January 27 to February 15. The exhibition will be held in Hubli on January 27, Dharwad on January 29, Belgaum on January 31, Vijayapur on February 2, Bagalkote on February 5, Bidar on February 8, Kalaburagi on February 8 and 10, Raichur on February 12 and Bellary on February 14.
Most of the tickets are sold out in all these places. Rangayana, which has set out with a target of 100 shows, will complete 50 shows by the end of February. He said that ‘Tipu Nijkanasu’ has also set a record in book sales. He informed that the 12th edition of the book has already been printed.