There’s double the fun at Prithvi this weekend with two plays that are entertaining as well as informing, says Rhea Dhanbhoora
If you want to spend your weekend soaking up some culture with great plays, QTP has a treat in store for you at Prithvi theatre. The two cautionary tales that will be performed include one futuristic dystopia as well as a retelling of history and both serve as warnings for the irresponsible development and unchecked apathy that can devastate a country.
Director Quasar Thakore Padamsee says, “These plays are a double bill of sorts. I found one, while researching for the other. What struck me about both stories is how little the ‘little people’ matter. In our calculations of economic development, we are blinded by the statistical success of initiatives but miss out on the actual human cost. Both these stories deal with very severe issues, but with humour and grace. And I hope these only remain stories on a stage and we never actually get there.”
Project S.T.R.I.P, written by Ram Ganesh Kamatham, is a satire about corporate politics and while researching for the project, director Quasar discovered Peter Gould and Stephen Stearn’s A Peasant of El Salvador. The play is about a farmer and his family and is set against the backdrop of the 1970s civil unrest. The play has three narrators that accompany you on the journey through mountains and plains of America, helping you discover more about a simple peasant with a big family, big heart and small piece of land. The entire story is a heartwarming tale because at the end of a long wait, he finds his own voice at a very important historical event.
When Project S.T.R.I.P.: August 30 at 9pm and 31 at 6 & 9pm; A Peasant of El Salvador: September 31, at 6 & 9pm
Where Prithvi Theatre, Juhu
Tickets Rs 300 & Rs 250
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