(Lady Andal School Campus, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai)
Citizen Josh (75 mins)
Quixotic Project (USA)
Directed by David Dower
Playwright: Josh Kornbluth
Comedic yet impassioned, this is a hilarious story about a man abandoning passivity and becoming “Citizen Josh.” While finishing his political science thesis abandoned decades ago, Josh’s explorations of political theory bring him into the “real” political world – as he finds himself at the center of a number of grassroots protests involving his local playground, state education funding, and even global warming. Including a pivotal encounter with former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, this tale blends recent electoral history with stories from the Civil Rights movement and academia. This comic monologue, like his other productions, have received extensive critical acclaim in the U.S.A. and is sure to “bring the house down.”
TICKETS: You can book your tickets online at www.hindu.com/theatrefest and redeem the same at the venue. Tickets are also available at Landmark (Apex Plaza only), the venue and India Garage, 184 Anna Salai, Chennai 600002 (Opp: British Council, Chennai). For details you can call 98402-22363; 99404-38669.