Watch a tale of confused identities in Theatre Impresario's “The Virtuous Burglar”

Theatre Impresario presents Nobel Prize Winner Dario Fo's, “The Virtuous Burglar”, on December 11, 12 and 13.

A burglar is discovered when the owner of the flat returns unexpectedly, with his mistress. When the owner's wife arrives, the burglar is forced to pretend that the mistress is his wife. A profusion of spouses and lovers later, the burglar is forced into pretending he has multiple wives. And then, his real wife arrives!

“The Virtuous Burglar” is directed by V. Balakrishnan, and the cast comprises Amitash Pradhan, Sunanda Raghunathan, S Radhakrishnan, Weena Pradhan, Prema Venkateswaran, Mohamed Yusuf and Ujwal Nair. Music has been scored by Anirudh Ravichander, while design and lights are by V. Balakrishnan.

Global fame

A popular and controversial playwright, actor and director, Dario Fo has earned international acclaim for his political satires and farces.

Theatre Impresario was launched on August 23 this year by Prema Venkateswaran, Weena Pradhan, S Radhakrishnan and Amitash Pradhan, with readings of three short comedies, directed by Vaishnavi Prasad, and starring veteran theatre personalities.

The group's events will be theme-based, and it will also conduc theatre workshops, short courses in public speaking, and workshops on diction and voice modulation for children and adults.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the National Association for the Blind.

The play will be staged in the Freemasons Library Auditorium, Commander-In-Chief Road, Egmore, at 7.15 p.m. Donor passes are available at Gatsby, Nungambakkam and Neelangarai; and Nuts n Spices, Nungambakkam and Adyar.

For bookings, call 93819-11977 or 94444-68001.