The Hindu Theatre Fest 2018

One Night Only - Produced by Akvarious Productions and Directed by Amey Mehta

Meet Aravan. Just another regular boy in search of his father. His only wish is to be part of a story greater than himself, so he can be remembered by someone... anyone. Which should not be difficult, once he discovers that he is the son of Arjuna, the great Pandava warrior. But the mastermind Krishna has other plans for him, and he manipulates Aravan into accepting one of the most unusual tasks in the Mahabharata.

Between his acceptance of the task and its fulfillment lies one night. Only. One night that could change everything. One night that could have far reaching consequences. One unforgettable night that could perhaps make Aravan remembered forever. By some. Perhaps.

One Night Only is the 63rd Akvarious production. It is a movement and dance based drama, which uses dance forms such as Bharatnatyam, Contemporary, Odissi, and Karagattam, and the martial art form of Kalaripayattu, set to modern and Tamil folk music, to tell this lesser known but fantastic tale from the great Indian epic.


Director’s quote:

“One Night Only holds a special place in my heart. Not only because it’s my directorial debut, but because it talks about and celebrates the third gender. It was an extremely enriching process for me right from the initial days of scripting to the opening night. In our play all departments are crucial - direction, choreography, costume, lights, and music - they all complement each other. We have used different dance and martial art forms including Karagattam, Bharatnatyam, Kallaripayattu and Contemporary to blend the present with the past. I am extremely excited to be performing at The Hindu Theatre Fest, particularly in Chennai, since the play does have a strong Tamil connection. In the past I have performed twice at the festival in the capacity of an actor but as a director, I couldn’t have asked for a better platform to showcase what we have created.”


Playwright: Tahira Nath Krishnan And Amey Mehta

Language/s: English, Hindi

Duration:  80 mins

Interval: No

Director: Amey Mehta

Theatre group: Akvarious Productions



Abhinav Grover, Abhishek Krishnan, Apoorva Ranjankar, Meena Beni Singh, Mohit Mathur, Mukti Mohan, Priyanka Bhatia, Raj Chauhan, Reshma Shetty, Sayalee Meshram, Srishti Gautam, Trinetra Tiwari

Stage Design: Siddhima Dubey

Light Design: Arghya Lahiri

Costume Design: Navneet Patil

Music: Arjun Nair

Production and Backstage: Lisha Bajaj and Sarthak Kakar


Suitable for ages: Mature audiences (16 +)


Dates & Venue:

  • Chennai, Aug 16, 2018, Museum Theatre

Time: 7.30 pm



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