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Event Info

Saturday | 27 March 2021 | 07:00 PM
Online
1 Hr 20 Mins
  • Language: English
  • City / State: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Directed By: Akash Khurana
  • Produced By: N/A
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A FRIEND’S STORY

Essentially a love triangle, A Friend’s Story is Vijay Tendulkar’s understated Greek tragedy about obsession, jealousy, betrayal and a search for redemption. Set in and around a college campus in Puna of the 1940s, the play follows three students, the diffident Bapu, the carefree Mitra, and the deceptive Nama, and pivots around a theme that many still consider taboo. The play that once expanded the horizons of Indian drama stands out even today, as an avant-garde tour-de-force.

CAST

 

Abhay Mahajan
Bapu

Sayalee Phatak
Sumitra Dev

Parna Pethe
Nama

Priyanshu Painyuli
Painyuli Pandey

Adhir Bhat
Dalvi

Dhruv Kalra
Dada Saheb

 

CREW

 

Vijay Tendulkar
Writer

Gowri Ramnarayan
Translator

Akash Khurana
Director

Akash Khurana
Stage Design

Rashmi Rode
Costume Design

Akarsh Khurana
Light Design

Devina Kapoor
Production and Backstage

Akash Khurana
Music

Tendulkar’s plays have been performed regularly and repeatedly over the years. Except perhaps one, which for the sheer quality of its writing, deserved to be staged many more times than it was: Mitrachi Goshta (A Friend’s Story). One of the reasons for this could have been that it was written before its time and its first staging was received with some discomfiture. The growing relevance of its theme, the sensitivity of its characters, and the complexity of its structure offered a challenge that I couldn’t resist.

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