Dramebaaz, with its flagship acting events, was certainly the platform for those with a flair for the dramatic. It boasted of multiple events, each catering to a different aspect of theatre. While some performances tugged at the viewers’ heartstrings, others would leave them gasping for air with laughter.
Fests, whether they be cultural or technical, help you sharpen your skills, interact with different people and have the time of your life. Read on to take a peek at this colourful aspect of MIT.
ADA Dramatics has always been dedicated to theatre and has enthralled all of Manipal by their acting onstage. The MIT Post had an opportunity to interview four of its members before the release of a unique venture of theirs, ADA’s first online production, ‘Daldal’.
ADA Dramatics did not fail to impress as they stunned the audience with their spin on the famous story ‘The Hound of The Baskervilles’. Through a creative promotional mime and excellent acting, the play kept the audience wanting more.
Spotlight by AAINA Dramatics was held on 22nd September in the library auditorium. The sublime mixture of light entertainment and intense theatrics, kept the audience enraptured throughout the whole eight-play event.
Staging a courtroom drama and a murder mystery, Aaina ‘s Double Bill had everyone on their toes throughout the event. With sublime acting and precise direction and organisation, The library auditorium was flooded with viewers who enjoyed every moment of the evening.
On 6th April, ADA Dramatics organised a light-hearted comedy play, The Great Raja Master Drama Company, at Fortune Inn which entertained the audience and left them in splits.
ADA Dramatics’ annual production, Error 404: Love & Laughter Not Found, consisting of an English and a Hindi play, dealt with the absence of love in the lives of the characters in the play. The plays explored the search for happiness and love and how it could make one lose sight of reality.
“A madman’s joke. That’s just what makes it so deliciously macabre.”
AAINA Dramatics presented their main production of the semester, The Mousetrap, which impressed the audience with its perfectly arranged sets and exceptional acting.
6th of September, a day that would go down in history as the day that freedom to love was declared a fundamental right in India, was celebrated by the members of Ada dramatics through ‘Chakravyuh’, a street play they performed in TMA Pai Hall as well as the Student Plaza of MIT. The play centred around the themes of social issues that we face today and compared them to incidents from our mythological epics to take inspiration from them.