Month: November 2006

The native tale

The native tale

Rafiki’s performance of Woza Albert! effectively captured the zeitgeist of the Apartheid BLACK HUMOUR The play used laughter to bring out grim reality `Woza Albert!’ immediately reminds you of Apartheid. The play deals with the frustration, struggles and desperation of native blacks in South Africa, […]

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Losing the plot

Losing the plot

An excellent play was marred by listless performances and shoddy coordination LOST CAUSE The excellent plot was let down by unconvincing execution Dream Scope in collaboration with The Forum presented The Afghan Women recently. The play, directed by Puja Goyal, was written by William Mastrosimone […]

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Evading the issue

Evading the issue

Surnai’s production of Jameela Bai Kalaali closed the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival. The play is adapted from Mario Vargas Llosa’s La Chunga, and set in rural Rajasthan. Like the original, the name of the adaptation is also the name of the protagonist and the bar […]

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Good In Parts

Good In Parts

An ambitious play tries to analyse Bhagat Singh BUZZ OVER FUZZ The mystery of Bhagat Singh’s missing moustache became the topic of discussion post-performance. From left: Pathy Aiyer, Ashish Sen and Deepak Joshi Last week’s performance of Deepak Joshi’s new writing of God and Country, directed […]

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Evading the issue

Evading the issue

Surnai’s production of Jameela Bai Kalaali closed the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival. The play is adapted from Mario Vargas Llosa’s La Chunga, and set in rural Rajasthan. Like the original, the name of the adaptation is also the name of the protagonist and the bar […]

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Seemingly Farcical

Seemingly Farcical

I asked a friend to come watch the fifth play of the Ranga Shankara theatre festival 06 with me. The play was in Marathi, and after the Cotton 56, Polyester 84 experience, I was ready for more. It was called Makdachya Hati Champagne, (Champagne in […]

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Good in parts

Good in parts

An ambitious play tries to analyse Bhagat Singh BUZZ OVER FUZZ The mystery of Bhagat Singh’s missing moustache became the topic of discussion post-performance. From left: Pathy Aiyer, Ashish Sen and Deepak Joshi Last week’s performance of Deepak Joshi’s new writing of God and Country, […]

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