As part of the 2014 Season at Jagriti Theatre, Bengaluru, Perch presents Under the Mangosteen Tree', a play in English, based on the stories of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer and directed by Rajiv Krishnan.
The play will be performed from October 3-12, 2014 with shows at 8 pm from tuesday to saturday and 3 pm and 630 pm on Sundays. There will be no performance on Monday.
Featuring Paul Mathew, Iswar Srikumar, Aparna Gopinath, Ravindra Vijay, Rency Philip, Ashiqa Salvan and Anand Sami.
Script - Paul Mathew and Rajiv Krishnan
Music - Anushka Meenakshi and Vedanth Bharadwaj
Sound/Music operation - Anushka Meenakshi
Set and lighting design - Kalpana Balaji and John Verghese Mathew
Costumes - Kaveri Lalchand
Production - Niren Saldanha
Backstage - Anjana Raghavan
About the play:
‘Under the Mangosteen Tree – Stories of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer’ is an adventurous mix of seven stories by the great Malayalam writer Basheer, all very different, but with a common vein of love, humour and pathos running through them. A connecting link in this heady concoction is the character of Basheer himself, who plays narrator, participant and witness in turn. These stories are blended together in a non-linear yet seamless narrative that reveals the extraordinary range of Basheer’s writing and experiences.
The stories in this play are Poovan Banana (Poovan Pazham), The Blue Light (Neela Velicham), Walls (Mathilukal), Voices (Shabdangal), The World Renowned Nose (Viswavikhayatamaya Mookku) and The Man (Oru Manushyan).