Staged Reading: ROADS by G P Deshpande
We are happy to announce the fourth staged reading in our Low Res experimental series – Roads, written by G.P. Deshpande and directed by Pratish Shah – on Saturday, November 3rd at 2:30 pm in our Belmont Studio. The play is in English.
Admission is free. RSVP is required to attend. Seating is limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis. If you'd like to reserve a spot, please RSVP as early as you can. You will receive a confirmation email with details within 24-48 hours of signing up.
About the play:
The plot traces the lives of three university friends with diverse political leanings – Gangadhar, a communist, Damodar, a Hindutva nationalist, and Kachubhai, a laissez-faire liberal. The crux of the story is Marx’s thesis: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.” The play opens in Baroda in 1979. The Soviet Union is in its heyday and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is reasserting itself after the Emergency. The three friends have fiery ideological debates over socialism and eventually go their own separate ways. They reunite decades later to a harsh, changed reality, one they have not envisioned and definitely not one that remains unimpacted by their seemily innocent historical exchanges.
Gangadhar - M. Zishan
Damodar - Dilip Ratnam
Kachubhai - Pratish Shah
Durga - Malavika Jayasimha
Madhav - Varghese Muthalaly
Sindhu - Diya Parial
Kaveri - Jasveen Kaur
Shivaraman - Chanpreet Singh
Stage Directions - Ravi Bhatnagar