Nidravathwam @IGNITE! 2016

Nidravathwam @IGNITE! 2016

13 October 2016 | 6 PM & 8 PM

OddBird Theatre, Delhi


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Kumbakarna and Lakshmana, brothers each to the two protagonists of the Ramayana, are connected by boons that dramatically alter their cycles of sleep and wakefulness. Kumbakarna, along with his brothers Ravana and Vibhishana, performed a major yajna and penance for Lord Brahma. When it was time to ask Brahma for a boon, his tongue was tied by goddess Saraswati (acting on Indra's request). So instead of asking for nirdevatvam (annihilation of the Devas) he asked for nidravathwam (sleep) and his request was granted. Lakshmana, however, was allowed to give up his sleep completely and bequeath it to his wife, Urmila, for the fourteen years of his exile. In the course of time both boons seem to acquire the dimensions of a curse, as they each have an uncomfortable outcome.


Creative guidance: Veenapani Chawla

Light Designer and Operator: Vinay Kumar

Musician and Textual Support: Arvind Rane and Anoop Davis

Music Operators: Apoorva Arthur

Script, Direction and Performance: Nimmy Raphel

*PHOTO: Vinay Kumar


OddBird Theatre, Delhi

Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Foot Road, SSN Marg, Chhattarpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

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