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The Nauka Charitam is a shorter play in one Act with 21 kritis set in 13 ragas and 43 verses in the Telgu in different metres. It is the most popular of Thyagaraja’s operas as the story is of captivating interest. The opera is full of delightful music and beautiful poetry. There are 47 padyas, 51 vachanas and 21 kritis (set to 13 ragas) in Nauka Charitham. Krishna has been depicted as a boy of about seven years of age. The play describes a boat journey by the Gopis and the 7 years old Krishna on the Yamuna river. Krishna creates an illusory storm to challenge the pride of the Gopis. Saint Thyagaraja portrays the surrender of the Gopis to Krishna. The play has 21 Kritis with the first and the last kriti in the same Raga ‘Suratti’.
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Joe Goode Annex is a wheelchair accessible theater (ramp to front entrance, no internal stairs) with wheelchair seating available for up to six power or manual wheelchairs. Theater seats are movable and have no armrests. Wheelchairs can be seated next to each other and next to theater seats. The Annex has two single-stall all-gender restrooms that are accessible for power and manual wheelchairs.
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