Clowning Around With Hamlet
GET: To see a bunch of clowns recreate and struggle to play Hamlet
IN: Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Mumbai 400049 Box Office: 022 26149546
ON: From the 17th- 20th February 2011, at 9 pm on weekdays and at 6 and 9 pm on the weekends.
IT: Here’s a Brief Plot Summary – A bunch of Clowns are putting up a show of Hamlet – they sometimes misinterpret the text, sometimes find new meanings in it, sometimes try and understand it, very often make a mess of it.They chose to use some phrases from the play and mix it with gibberish. They even edited the text, threw out some important scenes, and made a mess of the order of things as if the pages got mixed up. But through all this, they were simply looking for the essence of Hamlet, and trying to find a context in our own times.
Cast: Atul Kumar, Kalki Koechlin, Sujay Saple, Neil Bhoopalam, Namit Das, Puja Sarup
Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Rajat Kapoor this play should be a great start to the weekend!