Buddha and Bhikari ia an experimental shadow play . Shadow play, also known as shadow puppetry, is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated cut-out figures (shadow puppets) which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim. The cut-out shapes of the puppets include translucent color or other types of detailing. Various effects can be achieved by moving both the puppets and the light source. This play has been staged in GAUTAM BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FEFSTIVAL 2022 AD NACH GHAR and NEPAL IN THEATRE FFESTIVAL 2022 AD , MANDALA THEATRE NEPAL as well .
There is a beggar in the story. He spends his days begging. He saves the food he gets from beggars. A mouse steals the food he collects. One day, a beggar catches a mouse and asks him about his theft.
The mouse tells the beggar about each person’s separate destiny. The mouse asks the beggar to ask the Buddha if he does not believe in what he says. A beggar begins a journey in search of Buddha. On the way, the beggar sits in the rich man’s place. The next day, he meets a wizard and a turtle. During the journey, the rich man, the magician and the turtle ask the beggar to answer his questions and help him cross the mountains and the sea.
Then he meets the Buddha. A beggar has four devotions.
But when the Buddha tells him to answer only three of his questions, the beggar requests the Buddha to answer three other questions. Eventually, the beggar returns with answers to questions other than his own.
About Chulachuli Rangamanch
Located in the southern part of Ilam District, Chulachuli Rural Municipality is considered to be the fertile ground of art, language and literature. With the love and energy of the village youth for drama, an official non-profit theater organization called Chulachuli Rangmanch was established on 3rd June 2070 with the slogan of “searching for rural entertainment in the world“. If we look at the eastern region, the Chulachuli theater is in the village and working in own form. The future plan of Chulachuli Rangamanch, which aims to make the village a fertile place for color arts and preparing for the Chulachuli Pathshala school Theater Festival.