The auditorium of Greenwood High International School, Bangalore will be over run with adorable rats during the weekend when young actors will play the role of the rats, but will be far from big and scary. With stage make up, costumes and weeks of preparation, children will take the stage having memorized all their lines to present a professional performance to a large audience.
More than 700 students will take part in the memorable stage adaptation play, 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin,' which will be held on 15th and 16th February, 2014 from 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm. The play is open for parents and peers. The play has been directed by renowned theatre artist Arundhati Raja, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Jagriti Theatre.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the story of a rat catcher hired by the citizens of the town of Hamelin to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the piper fulfills his duty and the citizens refuse to pay for his service, the piper seeks revenge by playing a different tune leading the children of Hamelin away, as he had done for the rats.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High International School said “Whilst education has previously been considered solely in terms of academic achievements, this attitude is definitely beginning to change. An increased emphasis is now being placed on social and cultural development through topics such as sport, art, drama and music too. The ability to perform in front of audience equips students with skills in addressing groups of peers and critics, something which is invaluable and helps to improve a student’s self confidence and provides them with opportunities to develop skills in teamwork.”