Suitable for ages 6 and above.
About the play:
In a not so far-away land, a plant sighting is a rare and exciting event. Pao, a 7-year old boy, and his cat, Bruce Lee, have befriended this plant. They must now protect it if they want to save the world. From sinister scientists to grumbling goons, every powerful grown-up in the city seems to be after the plant. Will Pao and Bruce Lee win the war against the scary adults?
In the middle of this adventure and chaos he comes across the lost forest, the real home of the plant, hidden and thus safe from humans. A paradise that must be protected at all costs. Even if the job is too much for a seven-year-old.
Directed by Anurupa Roy
Puppets by Md Shameem
Performed by Medha Agrawal, Rency Philip, Shreekanth and Shrunga BV.
Illustrations by: Pratyangira Kashyap
Sound Design: Nikhil Tchoky
Lighting Design: Bharavi
Production Manager: Shruti Rao
Set Execution: Satish Kumar, Monish, Shruti Gopal and Karuna Chandwani
Photographs: Richa Bhavanam
Poster Credit: Nidhi Mariam Jacob
Produced by Sandbox Collective
Sandbox Collective is a Bangalore-based arts collective and produces and curates performances and arts experiences.
They also work extensively with arts outreach programs for children. Their previous production for children How Cow Now Cow performed over 120 shows shows across the country.
Anurupa Roy is one of India’s best known puppeteers. She heads KatKatha Puppet Arts Trust based in New Delhi. Roy’s productions have toured Europe, South Asia, Japan, and elsewhere across the world. She has won the Asia Pacific Performing Arts Fellowship in 2004, Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar in 2007, a grant from India Foundation for the Arts in 2010, and many other prestigious accolades from global arts institutions including the Shankar Nag Theatre award conferred by Ranga Shankara. Roy’s works often have a social angle as she uses puppetry to raise awareness about issues that concern us in today’s day and climate.