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    Amit Singh launches his new production house with an urban comedy on love.

    After 13 years in theatre, Amit Singh is ready with his own production house, Royal Flush Productions. And the poker enthusiast is launching it with the staging of a collection of short plays, Love, This, That, Etc. “From telling couples why they shouldn’t be in a relationship to telling singles why they should curse their luck for being single, the 90-minute play, which is set in a café, is a funny take on love,” says the 31-year-old, who is directing and acting in it.
    The five plays—adaptations of the works of American playwrights David Ives and Cherie Vogelstein—include Ives’ Philadelphia (renamed
    Thiruvananthapuram) and Sure Thing, and Vogelstein’s All About Al, Date with a Stranger and An Honest Question (originally Interrogation). To be staged in Indian English, the cast comprises Sarvesh Sridhar, Shravan Ramakrishnan, Sabnam Gafoor, Akshay Yesodharan and Najla Padiyath. Singh—who plans to take the play to unconventional spaces, like cafes and restaurants, because “it is economical and helps reach a wider audience who otherwise cannot be spotted in theatres”—is also planning The Royal Funny Festival in July, featuring two plays and a stand-up comedy show.
    Soon to be spotted in a supporting role in the upcoming Tamil flick, Indrajith, he wants to move out of his comfort zone (comedy) in theatre. He will be directing and acting in his adaptation of American playwright Stephen Belber’s dark thriller, Tape, in September, which will be co-produced by Crea Shakthi.
    At Music Academy on May 21, from 7.15 pm. Rs 300. Details: bookmyshow.com

    —Lalitha Ranjani


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