A part of Mahendra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) which is known to bring quality theatre to theatre lovers, “9 Parts of Desire” fell short of our expectations. Ira enacted the roles of several women who had faced the repercussions of the Iraq war.
Though puppet theater added variety to Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Taming of the Wild wasn’t very impressive as the focus was all on the looks of the puppets, not much on the storyline or execution. Puppet theater is not just for kids… It can communicate much more and to a wider gamut of audience.
Saudagar (Based on Brecht’s Exception and the Rule) failed to impress. The bad rich man vs the nice poor guy is a topic even Bollywood shunned a couple of decades back. We wonder why theater folks are still hanging on to these age old topics.
A yawn-able play from Little Thespian group that deals with the story of a middle aged couple and their adopted children. The whole script was pointless and acting shoddy… Very disappointed with this offering from Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2014
An abstract but entertaining play touching many a lesser talked about social issues – girls marriageable age, importance of looks in finding a match…. an alternative take on rape etc along with tons of laughter using catchy punchlines and gimmicks made “Anji” an almost masterpiece.