An Italian affair at Hyatt Regency
It takes someone with a certain amount of experience in directing plays to skillfully present marital issues with a dash of humour on stage. Nilakantan N is one such person, having directed numerous comedies, besides Shakespeare adaptations and pantomimes. After his last directorial venture, The Madras Players’ last play, It Runs In The Family, the city-based thespian will next direct two plays — Loyalty and Habit — as a part of Rotary Club of Madras’s next edition of supper theatre.
In Loyalty, a bachelor is caught in the middle of an ensuing fight between a husband and wife who have decided that divorce is the only solution to their problems. To make matters worse, the husband starts suspecting the bachelor of being his wife’s secret lover. Habit, on the other hand, has the bachelor playing hero, as he tries to resolve a fight between the husband and wife, with the latter intent on filing for a divorce.
“I have roped in actors like Radhakrishnan, Roshan Poncha, Ashley Shillong, Mitra Vishwesh and Arvind Vyas for these two comedies,” says Nilakantan, who is also affectionately referred to as Nilu in theatre circles and is the founder of Dramact, a city-based initiative that produces plays for children. On the food front, Hyatt Regency’s chef de cuisine Mauro Ferrari will be showcasing his tapas and pasta creations, while bringing other Italian delights to our tables, in between the plays.
At the Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency. 7.30 pm onwards. Details: 9841014925