Memories — we seem to make them what we want them to make us seem. It is easy to revel in the warmth of old joint family memories-eating mangoes, picking heavy mattresses and carrying them through narrow staircases, but now living in a huge apartment with only one-and-a-half-persons. How easy it is to capture the essence of memory in a single wistful gesture. It does not matter if you get the memory or not…. suffice to say that the gesture has been wonderful enough for the doer. And of course boarding school memories; father coming; confabulation, Hindi literature; confabulation. And of course there is my immense preoccupation with mirth, which try as it might, cannot explain my astounding 130-kilo girth. If only Sacks knew what to do for his patients, if only Sacks knew what we do to his essays. If only you knew the sincerity behind each fabrication that we, with integrity, confabulate for you…if only I knew what I just said…if only, only if...if only.
The Company Theatre (Mumbai)
Directed by: Atul Kumar
Playwright: Devised Performance - developed by the whole team
Date: August 5, 2011
Duration: 90 Mins
About the group
The Company Theatre has been in existence for nearly 15 years and is led by its Artistic Director Atul Kumar. The company is presently engaged in the creation of a workspace and residency for theatre actors in rural Maharashra.
“We seem to make memories as we want them to make us seem. sometimes we remember some; most times we lie about them — in any case, memories are what construct the sum total of all of us.” - Atul Kumar
Lights: Sujay Saple
Production: Sachin Kamani