The MetroPlus Theatre Fest 2011 concluded with a bang! ‘The Blue Mug', directed by Atul Kumar of The Company Theatre consisted of a brilliant ensemble of characters presumably in their 40s, portrayed by actors who breathed authenticity into their roles with sheer spontaneity. There was not a dull moment during the 90 minutes, when humour and nostalgia combined to hold us in grip. Ranvir Shorey as the middle-aged amnesiac with only long-term memories took the cake with his rustic Punjabi. His bitter anger contrasted with the joy of reminiscing that the other characters conveyed as they related minor incidents from their lives. With clever lighting and no props, this was pure theatre at its best. An alluring invitation to travel down memory lane!

Joseph D. P. James