CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Mega Production
- To come in 2015 - A Man for all Seasons
The story of Sir Thomas Mores strong allegiance to the church and his bitter battle with Henry VIII, his former best friend, who loved a woman more than the church. Based on the play by Robert Bolt.
- Agony and the Ecstasy - 2015
Though presented on the screen, ‘The Agony and The Ecstasy’ by Irving Stone, has never been done on the stage nor has a formal script ever been written for a stage presentation. It was a ‘first’ when CHRIST (Deemed to be University) decided to do this extravagant production on stage; and to mark the historic event PadmashreeAlyquePadamsee flew down from Mumbai to witness CHRIST (Deemed to be University)’s fourth mega production, ‘The Agony and The Ecstasy’, and was completely bowled over by it. ‘The Agony and The Ecstasy is the true life-story of the brilliant painter and sculptor of the Renaissance era, and his love for Contessina de Medici, which, unfortunately, rivalled his love for painting and his desire to do the Pope’s bidding to paint the vast ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with the story of Creation.
250 Students of CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Participated in the Agony and the Ecstasy.
- Francisco - 2013
Francisco serves to be a very important highlight of our study at CHRIST (Deemed to be University). It was the second mega production and there were over 200 students from different deaneries in college. Francesco is the story of St Francis of Assisi who had embarked on a journey to turn the eyes of the sinful to God , and who had devoted his life completely to God espousing poverty as his bride. This magnificent production was staged on 3 separate nights on the main campus stage as well as at the Kengeri Campus.
- Of Power and Passion - 2012
“Of Power and Passion” was a CHRIST (Deemed to be University)’s first mega production that was stage on March 2nd and 3rd, 2012. It was well received by the audience that came in full throng on both nights.
It is a story of Christ and his followers all of who were played by students from CHRIST (Deemed to be University), spanning all deaneries and post graduate and undergraduate years of study. The students eagerly participated and contributed in the following teams:
• Set Design and Stage Management
• Costume Design
• Logistics, publicity and hospitality
The highlight of the production was undoubtedly the crucifixion scene where the Cross of Christ was carried up the auditorium and hung from the top of the stage. The music made the production exceed expectations as it lifted the setting to a whole new level, with the inclusion of a Greek chorus that were dressed in heavenly white robes and whose voices echoed through the hall throughout the play. The play was a success of gargantuan proportions as it not only demonstrated the love and passion of Jesus Christ on stage, but also the finesse and exemplary leadership that each person showed, which led to the eventual success of CHRIST (Deemed to be University)’s first Mega Production.