'One On One' brings together Mumbai’s finest actors, and is written by some of India’s most talented playwrights and directed by six of our best-known directors.
August 15 - ‘One On One’ brings together Mumbai’s finest actors, and is written by some of India’s most talented playwrights and directed by six of our best-known directors. These monologues and duologues, which are mainly in English, address a range of subjects. These are as varied as the state of India’s bureaucracy, the legalisation of homosexuality, inedible airline food, the politics of road-naming ceremonies, the joke of Ajmal Kasab’s trial and the experience of living in a big city…stories of modern India that amuse, annoy and concern us all.
One on One
Venue: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall
Time: 7.15 p.m.
Directed by: Akarsh Khurana, Arghya Lahiri, Kunaal Roy Kapoor, Nadir Khan, Rahul da Cunha and Rajit Kapur
Playwrights: Anuvab Pal, Ashok Mishra, Farhad Sorabjee, Oliver Beale, Purva Naresh and Rahul Da Cunha
Language: English and Hindi
Duration: 100 minutes
Rahul da Cunha says: ‘One On One’ is like the Woodstock of theatre — abundant theatrical talents, different writing styles, and varying direction approaches. Being a writer/director jostling for space in this sea of riches is a true challenge and a vastly enriching experience.
Rage, run by Rajit Kapur, Rahul da Cunha and Shernaz Patel, is one of Mumbai’s leading theatre companies. Its focus has been on contemporary Indian-English theatre, with many plays crossing the 100-show mark. Rage is also the force behind Writers’ Bloc, a workshop and festival for emerging playwrights, conducted in collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre, U.K.
Akarsh Khurana, Amit Mistry, Anand Tiwari, Imran Adil, Neil Bhoopalam, Preetika Chawla, Rajit Kapur, Shernaz Patel and Yashpal Sharma
Lights; Yeal Crishna
Sound: Nadir Khan
Make-Up; Nandu Wadke