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DECCAN CHRONICLE. | PRIYA RATHNAM
Published May 25, 2019, 12:15 am IST
Updated May 25, 2019, 12:15 am IST
This play is scary, chaotic, borders on the absurd and often makes you sit at the edge of your seat. But it is most definitely worth a watch!
Still from their earlier performance in Goa
 Still from their earlier performance in Goa

Have you ever watched a play and felt that it was relevant to your life? This play Mondays are best for flying out of windows which is a collection of stories by Dannil Kharms and directed by Rajiv Krishnan makes you feel just that way. This play is performed by artistes from the Perch Theatre.

To give a brief history about the Dannil Kharms’ literary work, it clearly is chaotic, absurd, sometimes scary and often will leave you on the edge of a cliff. Imagine, a regular girl gets a job as a cashier in a store and just as any normal day, she turns the handle on the cash-till and ‘puff’ she dies. What do you think might have happened? Well the answer to this and many more is hidden in this play. The script seems a bit eccentric as they did not follow the three-act structure, but managed to seem relevant.

 

Giving us an insight into the play Rajiv Krishnana says, “Our approach to Kharms was from a state of complete unknowing. A piece of text, a thought, an idea or an image triggered off our explorations. The entire process was a challenging one to say the least. This play represents our individual and collective response to Kharms, conceived in a true spirit of collaboration.”

This play isn’t a serious one when it comes to performance, but there is a little bit of everything: From live music to puppets and a touch of humour, it serves a bit of everything.With a motive to interact with the audience being their USP, the dialogues and artistes have managed to win the hearts of many in their previous performances.

 

When asked about his experiences so far, Rajiv says, “This play was specially commissioned for the Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa. We then decided to go with the collection of Kharms. We rehearsed for about seven weeks in Pondicherry and premiered in Panaji, Goa in December 2018.”

When asked about the responses he received earlier he says, “We received a pleasant response from the audience. Everyone said the play seemed realistic and is one that everyone can connect with. We have witnessed a kind and warm response from Bengalureans.”

 

This play is created and performed by Iswar Lalitha, Rency Philip, Sachin Gurjale, Vijay Ravikumar and Vinod Ravindran. The music is composed and played by Abhaydev Praful.  The crew is all set to perform today and tomorrow at Jagriti Theatre in Whitefield.

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