Mangaluru: On the occasion of the 600th death anniversary of St Vincent Ferrer, a religious drama, "Valencia’s Vincent Ferrer", was staged at Valencia church grounds on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
The drama was written and directed by Arunraj Rodrigues Valencia.
The play began with a formal stage programme. Fr Joseph Martis, rector of St Joseph seminary Jeppu, was the chief guest.
Fr Martis addressing the gathering, lauded the parishioners for contributing towards a good cause by financially helping those who are in need of financial assistance. He also wished all the actors good luck. Writer-Director Arunraj Rodrigues and Parish Council Secretary Lizzie Pinto were honoured during the occasion for the hard work and efforts put in for the success of the drama. Parish Priest Fr James D’Souza also spoke during the occasion and welcomed the gathering. Resident Priest Fr Arun Lobo, Vice President of Parish Council Anil Lobo were also present during formal function. Parish council Secretary Lizzie Pinto proposed the vote of thanks. Ace compere Dolphy Saldanha compered the formal stage programme.
The drama gave a visual treat to the spectators. Actors received tremendous applauds for their hard work and dedication. The entire cast of the drama were parishioners. The crew of the drama were writer-director Arunraj Rodrigues Valencia, asst director Vikas Lasrado Kalakul, make-up by Flavia Rodrigues Nirkan (Kalakul), set and prop were managed by Manish Kalakul, Flavia Mascarenhas, Savitha, Sushmita, Amrin and Shravan Baliga, and also from Kalakul team who rendered their helping hand. Music was composed by Alron Rodrigues, lights and sounds was managed by Kingsley (Angels Lights and Sounds).
Over 1200 people witnessed the religious play.
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