Arts and Entertainment

Mr Fox and the Schoolboy at Kausi

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 25, 2018-

For its second production, Kausi Theatre in Teku is hosting the staging of the play Mr Fox and the Schoolboy. The staging kicked off on Tuesday, July 24.

Produced by Garden Theatre, the play is written and directed by Che Shankar.

Mr Fox and the Schoolboy follows the eponymous characters and along the way passes some commentary on how rapid pollution and deforestation is hampering the

lifestyle of not just humans but also the wildlife.

The play starts with a monologue delivered by the schoolboy (played by Umesh Pokharel) who is waiting in a park for his parents to pick him up after school. Quickly after the monologue ends, the play takes a surreal twist as the gentle fox (Dipendra Shahi) makes its entrance. The show then plays out entirely as a conversation between this peculiar human-animal friendship.

Though staged for the first time for regular audience, the play was previously staged at two instances—once at Rastriya Nachghar in Jamal for two days; the play also represented Nepal at Kolkata International Children’s Theatre Fest held in Kolkata last June where it was received with appreciation.

Kausi Theatre, which was founded in June this year, is the youngest of Kathmandu’s theatres. Built as a ‘black box’ theatre on the terrace of a residential home, Kausi hosted the staging of Dayalu Rukh—an adaptation of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree—for its maiden show.

The play will be staged every day at 5:30 pm until July 29.

Published: 25-07-2018 08:18

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