Riya Nagendra, II B.A. English
Theatricals, the dramatics competition was, as always, a much anticipated event in October and it did not disappoint the eager students.
The ten best plays were selected from the scripts submitted by other colleges and the teams performed on the 23rd of November in the semi-finals of the event. The top five teams showcased their talent to an eager crowd in Alliance Française, on October 7. The talent included teams from SSN College of Engineering, Vivekananda College and Ethiraj College.
There was a variety of plays, both serious and comedic, and the teams used different dramatic techniques to evoke emotion in the audience. However, Lights Out Please, the theatre club of SSN College won the overall prize, with its bilingual musical ‘Nadavula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom’, a play that kept the audience hooked with its engaging meta-narrative. They bagged all the awards, and were, of course, audience favourites among the competing teams.
As exciting as the contestants’ play was, it was the host performance that stole the show. A haunting play directed by Ms.Gayathri Pradeep with a fantastic musical number composed by our own students, the Stella Players gave everyone chills with their performance.
The event was a success, thanks to the office bearers of the Dramatics Club and the volunteers. Theatricals has become a landmark event around this time of year, and we at Stellaiedoscope anticipate future editions of the competition, especially the spectacular host performances put up by the budding actors of Stella.