A tapestry of memories. Spirited reminiscences, shattered thoughts, senseless acts, shards of woe, slivers of guilt, sudden amnesia interwoven, with a smattering of romance brought to life vivid images of the past. The juxtaposition of light and shadow, sound and silence, music and dance, chalk and talk, and white on black enriched the articulation of memories by the characters on stage. It was indeed a walk down memory lane, clutching a blue mug in hand, accompanied by your best pals Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey and Rajat Kapoor. “We are what we forget,” the phrase reiterated by Sheeba Chadha evokes introspection, and there's much one takes back home. The standing ovation the play received was well-deserved. ‘The Blue Mug' was undeniably worthy of being the grand finale of The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest 2011.

Dhurga. S

Island Grounds

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