Theatre Konnection makes light of the mundane this weekend
THE Lalit Ashoka��s Theatre Konnection works around the Supper Theatre concept combining gourmet tuck-in with live theatre. Dramanon returns with a series of four short plays themed around simple mistakes made in everyday life, titled Mr & Ms Takes.
On the menu
Swetanshu Bora of Dramanon tells us that the four comedies are simple yet hilarious. a�?The adaptations range from one set in 18th century Russia to present day scenarios.a�?
So, while Anton Chekhova��s play about a man who takes his son to a prostitute for the first time in order to initiate him into a�?manhooda�� (The Arrangement), might not be an a�?everyday mistakeA� todaya�?, it reflects a common occurrence in a different era. A relatable spoof on our dependence on technology comes through with Immobiles a�� a comedy of errors that ensues when a couple is unable to pick up a foreign visitor from the airport. a�?Anyone who has had a boss will relate to the third one,a�? says Bora about The Sneeze,A� that covers a series of embarrassments that occur when a man accidentally sneezes on his employera��s head at a social gathering. Meet Cute has two people at an airport lounge waiting for fate to bring them together or split them up.
Bora, who was initially sceptical aboutA� people dining through a theatrical performance, says he is quite satisfied with the outcome so far. a�?I had reservations from a puritan perspective but everyone, from the hotel to the audience, have been very sensitive and conscious.a�?
Chef Subodh Goyal cooks up a continental menu for VIP pass-holders (`3,000) with everything from grilled fig and brie with rocula salad, to thyme-scented pureed broccoli soup, duck confit and raspberry almond torte with lavender macaroon. Standard pass holders (Rs. 500) can choose from an array of gastro-bar grub.
July 26. 7 pm. At Kumara Krupa High Grounds. Details: 9900064314