What happens when a couple from a small town migrates to Mumbai?

Feb 16, 2017, 10:41 IST | Krutika Behrawala

A Marathi absurd comedy, Bail Melay!, tries to find out

Aarti Wadagbalkar and Vikas Patil in an earlier performance
Aarti Wadagbalkar and Vikas Patil in an earlier performance

This Friday, actors Vikas Patil and Aarti Wadagbalkar step into an intimate studio space as small-town characters of Sanjivani and Kishor, who pack their dreams of living a modern life and migrate to Mumbai. While they stick to their values at the start, insecurity creeps in and then, there's a murder. This forms the crux of Marathi absurd comedy, Bail Melay!, to be staged at Sitara Studio as part of its regional programming plan.

Directed by Marathi television actor-director Lalit Prabhakar, the 75-minute play has been produced by theatre group, Awishkar. "We've staged it in auditoriums before. This is the first time we're presenting it in an intimate space that demands a change in set design and connects better with the audience," shares playwright Yugandhar Deshpande. This will be followed by a script reading of Durustya Ani Dekhbhal by noted Marathi playwright Champra Deshpande.

ON: February 18, 6.30 pm
AT: Sitara Studio, Lower Parel.
COST: Rs 350
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