The big theater show on the musicians opens on Friday

Renowned playwright and theater director Roysten Abel from Kerala will present his new production “Weaving Voices” in Bangalore on Friday.

Using a blend of theatre, music, audiovisual and design, the show will depict the personal journeys of Indian musicians, veterans and future.

The stellar cast includes singer Bombay Jayashri, Uday Bhawalkar, a dhrupad singer, singer-actor MD Pallavi, folk-Sufi musician Deu Khan Manganiyar, alongside young talents like flautist Rasika Shekar, violinist Apoorva Krishna, mridangam player Sumesh Narayanan and tabla artist MT Aditya Srinivasan. Oscar winner Resul Pookutty did the sound design.

The show is produced by Bhoomija, a city-based trust that promotes the arts. It all started when Gayathri Krishna connected Jayashri and Roysten to see the possibility of creating something to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bhoomjia, of which she is the manager. Each of them recommended more artists, and soon a team was formed. They met and rehearsed in Nrityagram, a Gurukul dance village near Hesarghatta.

Gayathri gives insight into what to expect: “Roysten juxtaposed the personal stories of super senior musicians – from the challenges they faced to how they overcame them and how their music traveled far and wide with them, with that of these four precocious musicians. , young musicians. She feels the script will resonate with audiences because dilemmas like “Am I doing the right thing or not?” and “Will it work or not?” are part of everyone’s life.

While the story is set on musicians, she assures the show is theatrical, in line with the grand vision of Roysten, who is famous for works like ‘The Manganiyar Seduction’.

* “Weaving Voices” at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram, October 21 (7 p.m.) and October 22 (11 a.m. and 7 p.m.). Tickets available online.