Live Theatre restarts in India with Theatrecian's plays
Theatrecian (in association with The Cacophonee) will present two one hour one act plays: THE RED HOT BOMBAY LOVERS and THE LOCKDOWN LOVER.
At 7:00 pm, observing strict post lockdown rules, and only 50 per cent of auditorium occupancy permitted, TRHML intends to provide the much-needed relief that a theatre lover will seek post lockdown.
"On 10th April, Theatrecian was the first to start online LIVE plays, and now on the 8th of November, we are the first to perform live in the physical space post lockdown down. It’s such a pleasure to perform Theatre in the manner Theatre is meant to be performed, felt, experienced," said Tathagata Chowdhury, Founder, Theatrecian.
THE RED HOT BOMBAY LOVERS inspired by Neil Simon 'sour wit’, is directed by Tathagata Chowdhury. The play, which aims to explore dark complexities and non-stop exuberance, is meant to rejuvenate the minds that will watch a play on the Akshara Theatre stage, after seven months of lockdown.
The cast includes talents from Gurgaon, with Hardeep, Ritu and Nupur being the three women enamoured by the restaurateur performed by Shashank.
THE LOCKDOWN LOVER
The same evening, at 8:15 pm, we'll see a solo performance by Theatrecian founder, Tathagata Chowdhury. The play, The Lockdown Lover, brings to surface, the hard-hitting relationship meltdown between a couple who seek alternate identities to escape boredom and melancholy infused by the lockdown. This will be the second TC solo play since ‘The Mumbai Zoo’, which represented India in the South East Theatre Festival, in Ohio in 2014.
"After a long spell of 'lights out', we are delighted that the Akshara Theatre will be buzzing again with two shows by Theatrician and Cacophonee on Sunday, November 8. At 7 pm we have 'The Red Hot Bombay Lovers' based on a Neil Simon comedy, directed by Tathagata Chowdhury. At 8.15 pm, we have 'Lockdown Lover', a gender-bender psycho-thriller performed and directed by Tathagatha Chaudhary. Social distancing norms and sanitisation will be strictly maintained. Unlock, unwind and be entertained!" said Anasuya Vaidya, Artistic Director, Akshara Theatre.