Xpressionz stages six new plays in Bengaluru
From Agatha Christie to Ruskin Bond, this weekend some of the best mystery thrillers and romantic stories will be brought to the stage. A two-day festival, Rangoli Marathon, by the Xpressionz theatre group presents six new plays.
“We wanted to stage plays that have never been performed earlier in the city. We thought now is the right time to make some noise and create an impact,” says Prashant Jade, the director. On day one, two thrillers and one comedy will be staged. “Muska-nein Jhoothi Hai is a thriller that is based on one of Agatha Christie’s novels. Only once they watch the play, will the audience figure out the novel from which it is adapted,” says Prashant. The other thriller too is adapted from one of Christie’s short stories. It is about a woman who, despite being involved in serial murders, is acquitted due to lack of evidence. The third play, Three Shots of Comedy, is an amalgamation of three shorter plays.
“The first story is about a couple that is granted three wishes by God, the second story is about a writer who is unable to complete whatever he is writing, and the third is about two guys who meet a girl on a blind date and want to marry the same girl,” explains Prashant.
The second day of the festival presents a thought-provoking play, Janhit Mein Jaari — a translation of the French play Refund by Fritz Karinthy, apart from two others about relationships. It’s the story of a man who returns to his school 18 years later asking for a refund as he wasn’t taught anything worthwhile. Xpressionz completes a decade of staging plays and this festival is part of the celebrations.
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