Ready for fright night?

Over the weekend, theatre artiste Akriti Singh will spook you with real-life ghost stories

After being a theatre artiste for three years, Akriti Singh is all set to make her debut as a storyteller. Reality being the genuine character of supernatural occurrences, Singh claims that while she will use her imagination to tell the ghost stories, they are not imaginary.

"I feel ghost stories create an ambience. You can create a parallel world with words. It requires an intimate setting and is very different from doing a play. The audience can feel what I felt," shares Singh, who will narrate four stories that she has heard from people close to her, and one from an incident she experienced personally.

"One of the stories that was narrated to me is by an architect friend who experienced a supernatural phenomenon while he was renovating a site. My own experience is not exactly about a ghost, but being in a time warp," she says, not wanting to divulge too much.

The narration will be in English with no use of music or multimedia. When we ask if she has tried narrating these stories to her friends and family, Singh laughs, "Recently I was narrating one of the stories to a friend while we were at a restaurant in Andheri and I got immersed in the story. Someone passed by outside the window and I got quite a scare!"

Theatre actor and story teller Akriti Singh
Theatre actor and story teller Akriti Singh

On January 9, 8 pm and 9.30 pm
At The Hive, 50-A, Huma Mansion, next to Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, off Union Park, Khar (W).
Call 9619962969
Note The event is open to everyone above the age of 13
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Entry Rs 250

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