6th March 2010 at Sri Ram Centre, 5:00pm
Producer: Akvarious Productions
Director: Akarsh Khurana
Duration: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Blackbird is an unnerving and controversial play that taunts us with the limits of our own language, our taboos and our conceptions of love, abuse and closure. Una, a confident young woman, confronts Ray, an aging middling executive, and forces him to revisit the past. Twenty years ago, they had an affair. Till one night, Ray disappeared. Now she’s back. And she’s seeking much more than revenge.
The proprietor of Akvarious Productions, Akarsh Khurana has been involved in theatre from a very young age. Of the 21 plays produced by Akvarious so far, he has directed 9, including Afsaneh: Bai se Bioscope Tak (for which he received a META nomination), the hugely successful children’s play, A Special Bond, and its sequel.
A film and theatre veteran, Akash Khurana has had over thirty years of stage and screen experience. His feature film credits include some very memorable characterizations. On stage, he has won accolades for several performances and his directorial work. He has worked extensively with Pandit Satyadev Dubey, Naseeruddin Shah and Sunil Shanbag, among others.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular faces on the Indian English theatre scene, Shernaz Patel has worked with some of the best known directors like Nasseruddin Shah, Vijaya Mehta and Rahul Da Cunha as well as younger, avant-garde directors such as Rehaan Engineer. She is also a founding member of Rage Productions.
Hidaayat Sami has been actively involved in theatre for eighteen years, during which he has been a part of more than hundred productions. His expansive expertise includes acting, production, light design and direction. He has worked regularly with stalwarts like Pt. Satyadev Dubey, Naseeruddin Shah, Sunil Shanbag, Astaad Deboo, among others.