Staging Chekhov

Aug 01, 2014, 00:56 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

Swatantra Theatre is performing An Evening With Chekhov, which will feature seven short plays by Russian author Anton Chekhov

If you are a fan of Anton Chekhov’s works, watch the production, An Evening With Chekhov, which will include the staging of seven plays by the acclaimed Russian author.

Scenes from the plays that will be staged
Scenes from the plays that will be staged

The plays are based on short stories by Chekhov such as The Good Doctor, Seduction, Surgery, Arrangement and Sneeze.
To make the plays appeal to local audiences, director Abhijeet Choudhary has Indianised the content. The plays will give a feel of diversified Indian culture.

Dhanashree Heblikar, creative director of the plays, says, “Seven short plays will be staged. There is a touch of comedy in the plays and a deep emotional touch to the stories.”

Heblikar adds that the play Seduction, is about a young, smart, intelligent and handsome man who tries to seduce the beautiful wife of a straightforward husband.

Another story that will be staged is Drowned Boy, about a street smart boy staying in a basti who earns his livelihood by showing a game in water. The story Arrangement makes you ponder upon questions related to sex education.

The cast of the plays includes Prakhar Singh, Prashant Singh, Soham Gadkari, Swapnil Gujar, Prithvi Sancheti, Durgeshwari Sharma, Vandita Gandhi, Rajesh Rangnath and others.

The music for the production is by Heblikar herself, and the plays are directed by Abhijeet Choudhary while the set arrangement is by Arun Jagtap. Don’t miss this date with Chekhov, we say.

On: August 6, 6 pm onwards
At: Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagriha, Kothrud.
Call: 9767178857

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