22nd July 2016
Multi-Ethnic Theater Productions
THEATRE ESCAPES THE BLACKBOX AND LANDS IN A BAR!!
A short- yet crazily spirited- play, scripted,produced and directed by Monisha Charan, creative director of Izaara. Monisha Charan and her team at Izaara thus did yet another first, by introducing this new concept in Singapore.. on 22nd of July 2016.
On 22nd July, theatre and non -theatregoers, came in to their favourite club Moshi Moshi Bollywood for a different source of entertainment. Obviously they were unsure of what to expect from it, but were completely entertained with this unconventional form of theatre. They came dressed for a club evening, to watch a play and at the same time enjoy the easy atmosphere!
The fabulous international and local cast of actors played to the gallery, with their well intended puns, innuendos and perfect rendition and interpretation of the script. The theatre-goers were drawn into the story by actively participating in it, adding hilarity and their own essence and flavor to it.
As Monisha commented, ”they enlivened my crazy script”.
Monisha’s intention to commercialize theatre and take it to bar was based on her own unconventional sense of humour and a general observation of the typical bar frequenting individuals which now most of us are! As Monisha rightly said, “Scripting it to fit into the setting and mood was not really a challenge as my fun loving and gregarious self took over”.
The evening rolled out with some warm up party games in which the audience actively participated, moving into the much anticipated PUNCH-A-TANTRA, a short play which received rave reviews.
Candy Del, herself an artist and an avid theatre goer commented:
“A Play Called PUNCH A TANTRA, a happening Club called Moshi Moshi…and a Creative Producer Monisha Charan…on a sultry Friday evening; launched her well scripted Play performed in the settings of the cozy bar n club…a first time ever for an English play in a Bollywood club space…a La Texan, and Latin style sans the music…making it an immensely delightful, rare and laughter packed evening; with friends family et all, with a Spirited participative audience making it super fun!! Monisha sure packed in the Punch with satire, tongue in cheek humor, great performances by the artists, and some impeccable English repertoire (for which I am a stickler)…Kudos Monisha and the Best for more to come…!!”
The evening ended midst a lot of laughter and goodbyes with ‘CANT WAIT FOR YOUR NEXT ONE-WHEN’S THE NEXT ONE?”HOPE SOON??
U ROCKED IT AGAIN GAL !!
Overall it was a fabulous and entertaining evening, with the Cast and the staff of Moshi Moshi bollywood living up to everyone’s expectations.
What our clients say
It was a great evening, and left me enthralled and appreciative of the tales.It made me realize how valid they remain even in today’s world. No wonder the show ran to two full houses, and I look forward to a reprise soonest.
Panchatantra A Moral Compass – a gentle reminder to adults of the plotted conspiracies stemming from personal insecurities that can threaten one’s creativity & have damaging repercussions . It’s interesting how people can be influenced to believe the Gossip , the Negative & even enjoy a laugh , without ascertaining facts . But as we all know , the Truth outshines every lie ultimately . Enjoyed all the Characters & stories of Panchatantra.
I was not sure what to expect but found I enjoyed myself. There was good application of the morals and values to today’s life and done in a fun manner. The cast were all good and particularly the tree whose eye expressions and tone I found very engaging.
Fabulous acting , Storyline really good and with a strong message too.
Good show Monisha ????????
We all enjoyed it throughly.Wish you all the success????
Hey Monisha, Great show and a great job by the cast ????????
Monisha, must acknowledge ur cast is very strong! We all Enjoyed the show last evening. .Looking forward to more evenings like this.
Panchtantra stories are based on black and white. They do not differentiate grey, but in contemporary times, to pick up a line from your main protogonist, fifty shades of grey or green, the play had its absolute relevance. Portrayed well, questioned and enacted well and definitely enjoyed by us.
Everybody enjoyed the show and all the kids had their own chosen favorite character!! I loved the concept. Thank you for a memorable day and must say the venue was beautiful!!
You had a great cast there Monisha! Very well acted and I did like the modern twist along with the social messages.