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Ruchika Theatre Group's
Evening of Two Short Plays
A review by Manohar Khushalani
Naina and Pranay in Nothing Can Happen Between Us
Ruchika Theatre Group presented two short short plays on 20 and 21 February at the Epicentre at Gurgaon at 7p.m.
Aspects of Love was an evening of two short pieces (each approx an hour long) that look at the different –dimensions of love. The first piece by 21 year old Abhishek Bhattacharya is called Nothing Will Happen Between Us and captures the growing relationship of a young college boy and girl. The piece was earlier staged by the group to great acclaim at the India International Centre. The play chances upon the unexpected meeting between a young man and a young woman in a book store, which then extends into further meetings. There is longing, a stretching out of the hand. & a secret wish that it should stay out of reach, unrealized, perfect………..
The play was taught in its performances and direction. The script had a touch of humour and displayed a deep understanding of the young hearts it portrayed. Pranay Manchanda and Naina Manjerakar kept the audiences in splits with there perfect timing.
The second piece Tea (first performed by the group at India Habitat Cente for four shows 5 years ago) traces the lives of five Japanese women who migrate to
After the horrific atomic bombs were dropped on
It talks of all universal stories of migration, belongingness, acceptance and loneliness. Infused with humour and deft light touches, this play has been performed internationally to great acclaim. The performances by all the five women actors were perfectly orchestrated in creation of a symphony of multiple moods.
Both the pieces are poignant, comic and dramatic.
The cast for Tea includes Radhika Alkazi, Nandini Sra, ,Avaree Chaurey, Smita Mazumdar Mahima Kaur,. Both the plays were directed by Feisal Alkazi.and the background scores were operated by Manohar Khushalani.