May 29, 2012 > "Four Brothers" offers Indian journey
"Four Brothers" offers Indian journey
My Unique Xpressions Drama Club invites the community to attend its fourth stage production, "Four Brothers," June 2. The club is an outlet for young kids to express their creativity in a fun and communal way.
"I first started this club when my older daughter started kindergarten and I was looking for an avenue for her to show her talents in role playing. I did not find anything to my liking," says founder Preetha Nair. "I loved acting in plays in grade school, and later on in high school and grad school was involved in production as well. I have a passion for reading and script writing. I approached a few moms who had kids the same age as my daughter and the club was born."
Classes began in February of 2010 with five kindergarteners and have grown to 14 children who will all be performing on June 2. The young actors range in age from four to nine years old; Vismaya Nair and Saanvi Goyal are pre-kindergarten; Tanvee Priyadarshan and Pranav Grandhi are in first grade; Asmita Brahme, Naina Kalra, Namita Nair, Omkar Toro, Trisha Dharmapuri, Suvali Mena, Aditi Morumganti, and Rithika Muttukuru are second graders; Meha Goyal is in third grade; and Rupali Mena is in fourth grade.
Conceived and directed by Nair, "Four Brothers" is a story from India, and follows in the footsteps of previous productions. The first play was "The Blue Fox," a folk tale from Panchatantra, followed by "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and last year, "Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds," a story from Greek mythology. At the end of each play a message or moral is conveyed.
"It has been very fulfilling for me to see the children learn, grow, and deliver time and time again. I also have to acknowledge the commitments of the other parents who help their children learn their lines and help me with costumes and staging," says Nair.
There is no fee for participation in My Unique Xpressions Drama Club, but a contribution of $5 per class goes toward the renting of venues and costumes.
Take a journey through the East Indian countryside, glimpse the simple life and learn some life lessons. Join family and friends to show your support for our budding stars.
Saturday, June 2
Community of Christ
34050 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont