Akshara Theatre in Connaught Place, New Delhi, to host two plays on November 8, for the first time since the lockdown was set in motion. By Tanvi Jain
The good-old theatre is back in India with Theatrecian plays, after almost seven months of lockdown, to once again entertain an audience who prefer the unedited live act over cinema. So, if you are yearning to go and see some of the most talented actors portray a mix of emotions on stage, then now is the right time.
Coming November 8, Theatrecian (in association with The Cacophonee), is all set to present two plays of one hour each — The Red Hot Bombay Lovers at 7:00 pm and The Lockdown Lover at 8:15 pm — at Akshara Theatre in Connaught Place, in compliance with all the required COVID-19 safety norms, such as only 50 per cent of auditorium occupancy.
“On April 10, Theatrecian was the first to start online live plays, and now on November 8, we are the first to perform live in the physical space post lockdown. It’s such a pleasure to perform theatre in the manner it is meant to be performed, felt and experienced,” Theatrecian Founder, Tathagata Chowdhury, said.
The Red Hot Bombay Lovers inspired by Neil Simon’s comedy, is directed by Tathagata Chowdhury. The play aims to explore dark complexities and non-stop exuberance. The cast includes Gurugram based, Hardeep, Ritu and Nupur, who play the role of three women, who are being enamoured by a restaurateur performed by Shashank.
Another play called The Lockdown Lover, scheduled at 8:15 pm, will bring forth the solo performance of Tathagata Chowdhury. The play will bring to the surface, the hard-hitting relationship meltdown between a couple seeking alternate identities to escape boredom and melancholy infused by the lockdown. This will be Tathagata Chowdhury’s second solo play since The Mumbai Zoo, which had represented India at the South East Theatre Festival in Ohio, in 2014.
“After a long spell of ‘lights out’, we are delighted that Akshara Theatre will be buzzing again with two shows by Theatrician and Cacophonee on Sunday, November 8. Social distancing norms and sanitisation will be strictly maintained. Unlock, unwind and be entertained!” Anasuya Vaidya, Artistic Director, Akshara Theatre, added.