Theatre Performance Boy with a Suitcase by Mike Kenny

Boy with a suitcase_rerun © Christian Kleiner

12 & 13.12.2019, 7.30 p.m. | 14.12.2019, 11.00 a.m.

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

No. 36/2, 8th Cross Road
JP Nagar, 2nd Phase
560078 Bangalore

Directed by Andrea Gronemeyer

Der Junge mit dem Koffer_rerun_1 © Christian Kleiner Boy with a Suitcase is a unique and supremely successful Indo-German collaboration that brought together people of different nationalities to make a play that relates to us all. Written by Mike Kenny and directed by Andrea Gronemeyer, one of Europe's top directors of theatre for the young, Boy with a Suitcase is about migration and the idea of home, it was topical when it was written several years ago and is still relevant today. 

Boy with a Suitcase is a joint production of Ranga Shankara, Bangalore, India and Schnawwl Theater, Mannheim, Germany, and was produced with a generous grant from the Bundes Kulturstiftung Germany and is supported by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore.

Young actors from the Nationaltheater Mannheim and Ranga Shankara collaborated to highlight the different worlds of Mannheim and Bangalore – two cities that have been shaped by industrial migration, presenting the challenges of co-existence and potential cultural conflicts on stage. 

The play, Ranga Shankara’s flagship production, was created over two years and premiered on April 10, 2011 Since then it has done over 150 shows for young adults at major festivals in Europe, and has toured extensively around India.

Boy with a suitcase © Christian Kleiner Boy with a Suitcase follows the tradition of legendary tales of adventure and travel - the more obstacles in your path, the merrier the adventure! Except that here the adventurer is a young 12-year-old, on whom the adventure is thrust thanks to the circumstances of his life. Moving and funny in turns, it tells the story of a boy on the run, in search of that elusive land where all problems end. The play is as much a tale about displacement and war, as it is about the search for Treasure Island. When he finally finds it, it's not quite what he bargained for.
Cast: Coordt Linke, David Benito Garcia, Konarak Reddy, Simone Oswald, MD Pallavi, Nikolai Jegorow and Shrunga BV

Direction: Andrea Gronemeyer
Music: Konarak Reddy, Coordt Linke and MD Pallavi
Set Design: Christian Thurm
Costume Design: Amba Sanyal and Eva Roos
Dramaturgy: Sophia Stepf and Kirtana Kumar
Light Design: Robert Schlenkermann
Set Execution: Sridhar Murthy
Lights Execution: Parthasarathy
Properties and backstage: Surabhi Vasisht

The performance will also travel to Serendipity 2019 in Goa.