Don't miss ‘The Real Inspector Hound’ by Quaff Theatre if you are in Bangalore, and, for the Kochi theatre lover, 'The Blue Mug' by The Company Theatre is all set to open at the festival today

The Real Inspector Hound

by Quaff Theatre, (Mumbai)

Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikavil

Time: 7.30 p.m.

“The Real Inspector Hound” is a short one-act play by Tom Stoppard. Written by Stoppard between 1961 and 1962, the plot traces his experiences as a Bristol theatre critic.

The play is being brought to us by Quaff Theatre and has been directed by Prashant Prakash and Nayantara Kotian. This is the same duo who in 2009 won the MetroPlus Playwright Award for their play “The Skeleton woman”. The play is a spoof of the stereotypical parlour mystery and much like Stoppard's earlier plays examines the ideas of fate and free will, as well as exploring the themes of the “play within a play”.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 400/250/100. Student passes are available at Rs. 50.

Season passes are available for Rs. 850/ Rs. 600.

Online Tickets for all shows can be purchased at The Hindu website and www.indianstage.in.

Tickets for all shows will also be available at Blossoms (Church Street), Bose Store (Forum mall and Prestige Emporium, M.G. Road) and The Hindu Office, Infantry Road.

Help Line Nos. 0-98406-12333 & 0-96865-07101

The title sponsor of the event is Bose and the associate sponsors are Viva Toyota, Hirco, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts Pvt Ltd, Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd. The cultural sponsor is the Indian Council for Cultural Relations

The Blue Mug

The Company Theatre (Mumbai)

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.

Directors quote

“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

Cast

Sheeba Chadha

Vinay Pathak

Ranvir Shorey

Munish Bhardwaj

Rajat Kapoor

Shipra Singh

Noor

Credits

Lights: Sujay Saple

Production: Sachin Kamani

For Tickets

Priced at Rs. 300, Rs. 200 and Rs.100, students can get it for Rs. 50. Season passes are priced at Rs. 750 and Rs. 450. Buy it online at The Hindu website and www.indianstage.in.

In the city, you can buy it from Coffee Beanz outlets at Panampilly Nagar and Marine Drive from 5 p.m. today. In The Hindu office at Vytilla, tickets will be available between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. only.