In ‘Quick Death’, the story, the plots, the theme, are all embedded within the 51 scenes, in those images.

August 14 - In ‘Quick Death’, the story, the plots, the theme, are all embedded within the 51 scenes, in those images. The characters speak only in one scene, and that too, a few broken and unintelligible words. Here, the characters are products of light and shade. Unlike a well-made play, here the actions don’t add up to form the characters. They provide numerous options and possible associations.

A man falling and a woman screaming can come in any order. There is no correct formula for this scene, and, more importantly, there is no wrong one either. An intriguing and engaging play, ‘Quick Death’, the first play produced by Theatre Roots & Wings, draws on the experimental spirit of contemporary world theatre, to create an experience that never fails to evoke unique responses from the audience.

Quick Death

Theatre Roots & Wings (Thrissur)

Venue: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall

Time: 7.15 p.m.

Directed by Sankar Venkateswaran

Playwright: Richard Murphet

Duration: 50 minutes

Sankar Venkateswaran says: The play is probably the most radical piece of writing for stage since Beckett. Causality is not the norm here. Rather a web of associations.

Theatre Roots & Wings is a collective of theatre artistes from various parts of the world, who come together to meet, work, and create new, innovative, purposeful, relevant and original pieces of theatre in a context that bridges tradition and modernity, local and the global, and, the individual and wider society. Their works feature foreign actors and local narratives, and regional actors and foreign scripts.

Cast

Woman: Mandakini Goswami

Man 1: Prabhath Bhaskaran

Man 2: Manoj V. Mathai

Stage hand: Sandeep Jayaraj

Credits

Lighting Design: Jose Koshy

Set Design: Ranjith Raman

Administrator: Satoko Tsurudome