Dramasis, a theater group based in Bengaluru, will stage a play in English, purposes, directed by Shekhar Sanyal, a professional who pursued theater as a passion. He has taken on roles as a technical designer and actor for the stage and Purposes is his first play.
The play will be performed on April 9 at 3.30pm and 6.30pm at the Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield. Written by Navoneil Bhattacharyya, the play, Shekhar says, explores hard-hitting truths. “It focuses on various societal norms and challenges, including gender roles and what happens when masks are removed. The play relies on humor and is a lighthearted watch.”
An image from the play
The play was supposed to be performed in 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic, Shekhar says. “Although we are done with rehearsals, we had to go back to them because the cast changed and some got seriously ill. We are delighted to finally be able to get back on stage.
The 51-year-old director says: “The play will give you a different experience. Although his name is Endings, he sends the message that there is no end to everything that happens around us.
The cast includes Navoneil Bhattacharyya, Praloy Kumar Dey and Anindita Chakraborty. Tickets will be available on the facebook page bookyshow and Dramasis