Thespian En launches their womena��s theatre with Wolfgang, about everyday problems and a dog
Ita��s been a long and fruitful ride for Thespian En, the theatre company formed in 1994 with the aim of bringing good plays to Chennaiites. With productions like writer Timeri Muraria��s Hey Hero and a series of readings of Shakespeare, titled Ode to the Great Bard, in their repertoire, they are now celebrating their 20th anniversary by launching their womena��s theatre wing. a�?With so many talented actresses out there, an all-womena��s theatre is the need of the hour. And we decided to set the ball rolling with a comedy called Wolfgang,a�? begins founder Ajit Chitturi, who also dons the directora��s hat.
Talking about how they zeroed in on the script, he says theya��d approached (playwright) Chetan Shah, who a�?put us on to Vittal Rajan, a writer from Hyderabada�?. The story revolves around the everyday problems of nine women, from different strata of society, sketched out in 10 scenes. a�?It centres on Mira Rajkumar, an octogenarian in Mumbai who still lives in the past, and the women she interacts witha��from her cook and maid to her daughter-in-law,a�? he says, adding that Wolfgang is a Labrador, who is present throughout the one hour 15 minute production.
With a cast comprising mostly newcomers, of varied ages, Chitturi promises a laugh riot. a�?Ita��s structured like a series of conversations, which are hilarious. It will also take you from Mumbai to Canada, made convincing by our split-level set created by Victor Paulraj of Studio 7,a�? he signs off.
On March 22, at Sir Mutha Concert Hall, from 7.10 pm. `250 – `1,000. Details: eventjini.com
a��Surya Praphulla Kumar