Mohanlal, chairman of Jose Thomas Performing Arts Centre [JT-pac]
will play Prospero, the protagonist in Shakespeare's The Tempest
[Malayalam] directed by T.K.Rajeev Kumar, its artistic director.
Gopinath Muthukad will play the role of spirit Ariel. ''The magical
parts will be handled by Muthukad and it will be a different
interpretation of the bard' s play'' according to Mohanlal.
The stage is a passion that keeps this actor busy throughout.
'Karnabharam' was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, where he spoke
those sanskrit dialogues before experts in the language sitting on
the front row' of the show. Chayamukhi' came next as a stage
It has been Mohanlal's wish of to establish a high-tech theatre
like JT- pac which is coming up in Kochi. He said, "It will be a
visual treat, watching a performance here. We will have an
altogether new culture here. There are good plays and audiences who
lap them up in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. But here in Kerala we do
not have a theatre for it and JT- pac will be the first. The
government must encourage such a venture."