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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

That done... this next!

Awright... as the heading goes. Whew... that was one hell of a rush job and Parrots' Lies is now thankfully past me...us! Am not downright proud of this production. Let me hurt you with my frankness. Well, I like the script and all, but... 1) Playing it before a gutless audience that never reacts (even the last time) and 2) Playing with actors with whom I would prefer to spend 3 months on this script than the measly shameless 20 days... it leaves a very uncomfortable feeling somehow to even know that there exists a yawning gap between what it could have been and what it became... where I would want it to be and where it ended up! Nevertheless... AIN'T THERE NO FECKIN' PROACTIVE AUDIENCE THAT IS GONNA GET OFFENDED WHEN THEY ARE ILLTREATED? I am not doing an S&B show here... this is fecking theatre man... and we have insulted you all for 5 fecking shows... so please fight back! Am so hurt... only 7 people walked out disgusted and for the wrong reasons. They came in knowing there are expletives and left because the expletives repulsed them! I mean, if they felt hurt because they are being insulted, I would have understood and respected them. But fish! Anyways...

UP NEXT... FINALLY...

THREE AT TWENTY - episode I

featuring.... three intriguing scripts

WRAITH - by VARUN RAJIV, brought to you in a performative reading format by Karan

GODMAN - by VARUN RAJIV, brought to you in a performative reading by Freddy with Mohd Yusuf and Freddy read-acting

THE WAY THE GUN POINTS - by VIDHUR S CHARI, again by Karan.

Don't miss these scripts, they are really interesting.

VENUE: CEDARS, Kotturpuram
DATE : 29th May, 2006 - the Monday
TIME : 20.00 hours (8.00 pm) - which is one reason it is called 3@20
ENTRY: ALL ARE WELCOME

VALUE ADD: SPECIALTY COFFEE AND/OR TEA ON THE HOUSE AND UNLIMITED, COURTESY CEDARS.

Mediterranean FINGER SNACKS - succulent and delicious - can be ordered as you guzzle your coffee/tea and watch the reading, at Rs. 50/- a bowl. It's gonna be a scream, don't miss it.

AND SPREAD THE WORD.

2 comments:

vbk said...

well, parrots lies was, well.. different. For one, the actor had only one part to play- just go walking about around stage proclaiming that he was a piece of shit/arse hole whatever in different tones. Im not an intellectual to actually comprehend to a 'deeper' meaning to the play, if any. Im just telling you what i felt about it as an average man.

Different theme, i admit, but either it was the actor saying he was a piece of crap or it was the writer and director battling it out the whole time. It got pretty cumbersome after a while, listening to shit again and again. What we're looking for is entertainment, and what ever message you want to put forth ought to be done by entertaining us and conveying a message at the same time.

All i could get an idea of was that there is backstabbing going on in the theatre field like every other.

please do look upon me as any petty human who walks into a play expecting to be entertained.

I do not know what you intended to convey by the play, and i would like to be corrected/enlightened upon this subject...

vbk said...

The reading was awesome, absolutely amazing, kk... i've left some comments on Varun Rajiv's blog.