Venue: Shri Ram Centre
Date: 27 July 2014
Based on the immensely popular play by Neil Simon, an India adaptation was presented by Dramatech.
The three act play is about a luxury suit in a hotel that is occupied by three different parties. The first occupants are a drifting couple apparently celebrating their marriage anniversary but before the champagne is served secrets start spilling.
The second occupant is a film producer trying to lay his childhood flame who is caught between her self imposed sati savitri image versus basic instinct of a human being.
The third act is about a bride-to-be who refuses to come out of the washroom and the tribulations of her Tamil mother and Punjabi father.
The acting was professional and the script was interspersed with English, Gurumukhi, Hindi and Tamil lines. The best performance was the last act and the parents made the audience believe that a spoilt daughter, decked up in bridal finery, was behind the toilet door. The three episodes were disconnected and that gave an additional freshness to the play.
It was perfect weekend watch.