A Padatik Theatre Production
Language:Hindi (2005) and English (2008)
Premiere:Decenber 2005, at Padatik Little Theatre 1, Kolkata Invited to Mumbai Festival, P.L.Deshpande Complex, January,2007 Invited to Sudarshan Manch, IUCA and FTII, Pune, 2007 Performed at the Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai – November 2007 Invited to Nehru Centre, London in 2007 Invited to Watermans, London in 2008
the play is an exploration of stillness and silence, word and image, inscapes and instresses. Zooming in on fragments from individual lives, the play uses an ironic juxtaposition of humour with the tragic, as two actor-protagonists tell a number of apparently unconnected stories linked by the emotions born of love, loss and absence.
their two chairs become a mercurial, ever changing metaphor as the play intersects urban relationships and makes the implicit statement that we are given life to experience compassion not to inflict violence or to succumb to an inner decay.
…though each scene is complete and stands by itself, there is also a meaning or two implied in the order in which the scenes are arranged. as the play intersects random personal fragments from within the individual and the crowd, it indicates a movement between idealism and decay, between hope and rage, from viewing to taking action.
change the order of the scenes and it could all seem different.
another possible synopsis through scene titles
Scene one: possible viewers, possible situations
Cast and Credits:
Credits:Playwright – Vinay Sharma
Translation – Vinay Sharma
Design & Direction – Vinay Sharma
Music fragments by chance
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