The Hindu Theatre Fest 2017

Loretta - Produced by Arpana and Directed by Sunil Shanbag

A still from the play 'Loretta'  

Inspired by the spirit of the tiatr (Portuguese for ‘theatre’), Loretta uses colourful elements such as live music, painted curtains, sharp satire, comedy and emotions to make its impact.


Loretta is set in the‘70s on a river island in Goa. Antonio Moraes, a bhatkar (landlord), who lives a rather comfortable life in his resplendent home, surrounded by bakers, gardeners, a Man Friday and motley village folk. Antonio, a great votary of the Konkani language, is rather protective of his island. Antonio’s son Rafael returns from Mumbai with his Anglo Indian girlfriend, Loretta, after completing his education. Rafael is dismissive of his father’s love for Goa and the Konkani culture. On the other hand, Loretta is looking for roots, and falls in love with the island. But Antonio tells her that the only way she can continue living on the island is if she learns Konkani. This leads to a series of events that transform the life on the island and its people.

Director’s quote:

“Very happy to bring Loretta to The Hindu Theatre Fest in Chennai …!”


Playwright: Pundalik Naik/Adapted by Milind Dhaimade

Language/s: English/Konkani/Hindi

Duration: 120 mins

Interval: Yes

Director of the play: Sunil Shanbag

Name of theatre group: Arpana


Date: August 13, 2017

Venue: Sir Mutha Concert Hall, Chennai

Time: 7.30 PM



  • Title Sponsor – YES bank
  • Associate Sponsor – Airtel
  • Grooming Partner – Naturals
  • Hospitality Partner – The Park (Chennai)
  • Sound Partner – Zebronics
  • Water Partner – Aachi


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