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Watch ‘Manchinte Firante’ at Mandala Theater

Published On: July 23, 2016 10:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Mandala Theater at Anamnagar is staging ‘Manchinte Firante’ from July 22 to August 6. Based on the famous children’s book by author Leo Lionni, the Nepali adaptation is done by poet Viplop Pratik and Mandala’s Somnath Khanal.

The play is set around a fictional village of mice. As winter approaches, all the mice are busy gathering food for the harsh season except one particular mouse who is seen gathering rays of sunlight, colors of nature and words. 

‘Manchinte Firante’ was first showcased as a part of Mandala’s first mobile theater program. In March of this year, they had taken their traveling theater truck ‘Junkiri’ to different areas of Ring Road and Bhaktapur to perform five shows of this play. 

“The story and its characters are very simple but they speak volumes about the society we live in,” Rajan Khatiwada, the play’s director, says in his director’s statement. 

(Regular shows start at 5.15 PM everyday (except Mondays). There will be an additional show at 1 PM on Saturdays.) 

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