How to Skin a Giraffe - Aug 2, Aug 10 & Aug 24

A still from 'How to skin a giraffe'  

Quirkily named ‘How to Skin a Giraffe’, is inspired by ‘Leonce and Lena’ by Georg Büchner, which is considered a comedy and apparently, is Büchner’s only humorous work. Büchner takes a satirical look at some of his favourite subjects such as idleness, boredom, love, autocratic government and using people as puppets.

With the addition of live music, songs and movement combined with a colourful set, ‘How to Skin a Giraffe’ adds vibrancy to Büchner’s original work.

> Perch and >Rafiki

Directed by: Rajiv Krishnan

Playwright: Devised by Perch and Rafiki (inspired by 'Leonce and Lena' by Georg Buchner)

The play ‘How to Skin a Giraffe’ is inspired by the play ‘Leonce and Lena’ by the iconic German Playwright, Goerg Büchner.

Language: English (with other languages)

Date: August 2 (Kochi), August 10 (Chennai) and August 24 (Hyderabad)

Duration: 100 minutes

Time: 7.30 p.m. onwards


Kochi - J.T. Performing Arts Center

Chennai - Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall

Hyderabad - Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium

>For the detailed schedule of MPTF 2013 in all five cities, click here.

About the group:

Perch is an active theatre group based in Chennai. Perch’s plays include ‘… And Sunshine Follows The Rain’, ‘Sangathi Arinhya! (have you heard!)’ ’Ms. Meena’, ‘Jujubee’, a play for children and others, most of which have been staged widely both at festivals and other venues.

Rafiki, in Kiswahili, which means ‘friend’ is a theatre group out of Bengaluru, active since 1996. In addition to being involved in theatrical productions, Rafiki works consistently with schools with a Theatre in Education programme. Its recent productions and collaborations include ‘Woza Albert!’, ‘An Evening with Anton Chekhov’ (2012) and ‘The Fabulous Adventures of Aditi and Friends’.

‘How to Skin a Giraffe’ is the second collaboration between Perch and Rafiki after ‘Ms. Meena’ (2010).

Director's quote:

I hope that our play will entertain, engage and hopefully leave you with something to think about.


Sachin Gurjale

Amjad Prawej

Anand Sami

Iswar Srikumar

Ravindra Vijay

Karuna Amarnath

Ashiqa Salvan

Rency Philip


Musicians: Anushka Meenakshi and Vedanth Bharadwaj


Costumes: Kaveri Lalchand

Sets and Props design: Kalpana Balaji and John V. Mathew

Set Construction: Choudary Technical Ship Services P. Ltd.

Lighting Design and Execution: John V. Mathew and Kalpana Balaji

Production: Niren Saldanha

Script: Devised by Perch (inspired by ‘Leonce and Lena’ by Georg Buchner and an adaptation by Rashmi Ruth Devadasan)

Direction: Rajiv Krishnan

Supported by Goethe and Sundaram Finance


Price: Rs. 300, Rs. 200 & Rs. 100. Season passes at Rs. 750 & Rs. 500 ( Kochi)

Rs. 600, Rs. 350 & Rs. 200. Season passes at Rs. 3,000 & Rs. 1,750 ( Chennai)

Rs. 300, Rs. 200 & Rs. 100. Season passes at Rs. 750 & Rs. 500 ( Hyderabad)

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