Monday, May 30, 2005

The Curtain raiser

Rathan Thakur Grant's Misfit (My Interest Stays Firmly In Theater) theater group proudly presents three and a half short plays - all of them original, written, directed and enacted by budding directors and actors. The plays are happening on June 8, 9, 10 and 11th at Alliance Francaise (Vasanth nagar, right in the middle of the city).

Each play (including the half one) is of a different genre - both in terms of content and presentation.

Words - Haven't you been there? In that unlikely place and time, suddenly finding yourself in the company of someone who you love talking to, connect so well with and for a split second think this might go a long way. And like a feather in the wind, the moment and setting just slip away and you are left wondering "What if". Words is a romantic comedy of such what ifs.

Layaa - Every epoch is defined by the thoughts of a few learned men - who always wanted to organize the society based on certain well intentioned rules of thumb. Right from Aristotle, to the our very own vedas define social constructs that are extremely meaningful on paper. But all of them follow the same path of destruction led there by human vices. Layaa is the story set in an imaginary world, that captures this journey to perdition through the eyes of a little hamlet. Layaa is a musical in its truest sense. Layaa is a story about us.

Chakravyuh - Haven't you wondered the reason behind everything that happens in this world? Right from the little quirky preferences to the most momentous decisions. Haven't you ever thought of your purpose in this thriving, crowded stage? The purpose of the stage itself? Do you think, the perfectionist that god is, he would let all this to be just a bunch of coincidences that happen by accident? Don't you think there has to be this single governing equation that defines everything that happens? Chakravyuh is a play that dwells on such questions, that takes you to the depths to which this search can lead. Chakravyuh is an experience in itself.

All of these plays, like our lives, like our motives and actions, is bound by I - the towering ego that watches life walk past, lives life forwards and understands it backwards.

Date : Wednesday, June 8th to Saturday, June 11th.
Time : 7:30 pm
Duration : About an hour and a half (approx)
Tickets priced at Rs. 49.99 (let me do the math for you - 15 Rs per play!).

Please do come and watch it - We are talking about things we truly believe in and have done our very best to make sure you are entertained.

If you are interested (and I really wish you are), please get in touch with me at 9886789204 or at rathish_balakrishnan at yahoo dot com.

14 Comments:

Anonymous kp said...

wish i were there rathu:)
btw, adhu enna "half play"??strange!! and wat abt its synopsis??

12:46 PM  
Blogger Rathish said...

"All of these plays, like our lives, like our motives and actions, is bound by I - the towering ego that watches life walk past, lives life forwards and understands it backwards."

- this is the synopsis for the half play :) The play is called "I"!

1:37 PM  
Blogger sathya said...

hello rathish!

nice blog.. u havent mentioned the timings of these plays.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Arvind said...

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4:41 PM  
Blogger Arvind said...

Interesting themes. Can't make it though.:( Which one is in your direction ?

4:43 PM  
Blogger Amrita said...

Aha! nice themes...would have definitely been to one of these plays had i been in b'lore right now. the third one intrigued me the most...almost a reminder of Shakspeare's famous poem- the seven ages of man. Do we know our roles yet?

5:05 PM  
Blogger Rathish said...

@Amrita & @Arvind - so sad, such art connoisseurs are out of bangalore :( Come over guys - weekend trip to bangalore. Majjani life :)

6:13 PM  
Blogger jax said...

Sounds very interesting. I'll definitely be there Rats! :)

3:13 PM  
Blogger Indu M said...

Thanks for the info on the tickets, Ratish...:-)

Will see you on Saturday...!

10:33 AM  
Blogger RS said...

Wish I could make it Rathish, especially "Words", sounds interesting!

2:57 AM  
Blogger Rathish said...

@Indu - See you on saturday, for sure :)

@RS - I will summon my private jet for you Ramya. I can assure you it's worth the effort :) (How preposterous can I be! ;))

9:23 AM  
Blogger Avinash said...

Hey Rat,

Me soo boring these days, without internet da...in office.. ( enna irundhalum Office conection irundha thaane nallathu ) jus cheked out ur blogs in a bulk.....

All the best for ur Play da....

Cheers,
Avinash

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