Dr. Popatlal (Sunny, 2nd year BBA) and Sukhiya Popatlal (Akanksha, 2nd year Media and Communications) enacting a twosome role in the adaptation of the play Fools. (Photograph by Reema Batheja)
The budding performers of Manipal University, Dubai campus fetched another victory yesterday at Stage Struck 2008- an intercollegiate drama competition, adding one more trophy to the existing collection of awards achieved by the University in the past.
The performers seized the second place in competition that was hosted by Rangmanch Theater Academy in association with American College of Dubai, losing the first place having secured by University of Wollongong, Dubai.
Displaying utmost theatrical talent on stage, students of Manipal University spellbound the audience by enacting an adaptation of the Russian play Fools, a light-hearted romantic comedy by Neil Eugene during the 1800s.
Sukhiya Popatlal (Akanksha, 2nd year Media and Communications) with her dumb daughter Roopmati (Aishwarya, 3rd year Media and Communications). Photograph by Reema Batheja
However, the award for the best actor in the individual play was honored to Akanksha Singh, second year student of Media and Communications, dramatizing the role of Sukhiya Popatlal - the mother of Roopmati (Aishwarya Shivkumar, third year student of Media and Communications). “I think we all performed brilliant. We wished we could’ve won the first place!” said Akanksha, all thrilled at the acknowledgement of her best performance in the play.
Hats off to all the participants of the play who collectively unmasked their hidden talent and made the day!