Bangalore BITSian gang led by Okri (98A7) has started a theatre
group, Version One Dot Oh (VODO)! “Shadows in the Dark” a
production of VODO was staged in Mumbai at the Mysore
Association Auditorium in Matunga on 9th Feb 2007.
“Shadows in the Dark” is an English translation of Sriranga’s
renowned play “Kattale Belaku” written in the 1950s. The play
wonderfully depicts the need for theatre to re-invent new forms
to keep the art and its need in society vibrant. Although there
is no story with a beginning or a happy ending, the plot
revolves around three men discussing a play and dropping scenes
as impractical and irrelevant to daily life, while the very
scenes happen around them.
also staged “When the pythons followed the actor” on 10th
Feb at the Rang Sharda Auditorium in Bandra, Mumbai. This play
is an adaptation of Christopher Durang’s “An actors nightmare"
and 3 sketches from Monty Python Flying Circus television
series, strung together to produce a 70-minute rib tickling
comedy." An Actor's Nightmare" is reflective of every actor's
nightmare of ending up on stage in a performance completely
clueless about the lines, the characters and the plot. The
Actor's nightmare in Durang's work ends up as an illogical and
disconnected series of episodes from other well-known plays.
VODO chose to adapt 3 hilarious sketches. The experiment of
sorts resulted in three theatrical sketches quite different from