Two plays, one night with Aaina1 min read
Manipal: Aaina – Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) official dramatics club – organised a theatre evening featuring two plays on 31 August 2014, at the MIT AC Seminar hall.
Aaina had something to celebrate with a sold out show and a full house of theatre enthusiasts looking forward to the evening. ‘I enjoyed both plays thoroughly and I was captivated by the acting’, said Pavithra GL, a second year student at MIT.
The first play ‘Check Please’, directed by Uday Pandit and Prateek Uppal, was an adaptation of the original script by Jonathan Rand. A comical satire based on the uncomfortable situations that arise when people with personality disorders go on blind dates, it left the audience in splits at the end of the hour. ‘The first play was fine but the second one was more intense’, said Akriti Pallya, a final year student at Kasturba Medical College (KMC).
‘On a Muggy night in Mumbai’, directed by Aritra Shome and Neha Kambli was the second play for the evening and was an adaptation of the original script by Mahesh Dattani. It used a solemn plot to portray the experiences of a group of friends as they battled the response of the Indian society to their sexual orientation. ‘Playing such a character was an amazing experience. The audience was much more responsive this time, and I am happy that we pulled it off with just a week’s worth of practice’, said lead actor Aryan Kumar, a second year student at School of Communication (SOC).
Sub edited by Sharanya Khosla