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Stagecraft Adda Short + Sweet

Stagecraft Adda Short + Sweet

Stagecraft Adda presents Short + Sweet, an evening of 8 Short Plays.

Date: 25th September, 2015
Venue: Tamarind Hall, Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur.
You can watch the plays here.

The plays are-

Exiting

Written by: Alex Braun
Directed by: Raveesh Jaiswal
Cast: Raunak Madne, Raveesh Jaiswal
Two men enter a lift on a Friday evening. What happens next?

The Interrogation

Written by: Raveesh Jaiswal
Directed by: Shantanu Thengdi
Cast: Anubhav Gupta, Karanjeet Khurana, Saurabh Hardas
A culprit, an interrogator, a manipulative interrogation. But what makes this conversation go wrong all of a sudden?

Date Night

Written by: Bianca Nazareth Arya
Directed by: Sonal Bindra
Cast: Shruti Bhojwani
A young girl is very enthusiastic about her blind date. The play is a narration of her feelings and nervousness as she gets ready for the date.

Ice-cream in November

Written by: Divya Bagaria
Directed by: Rachit Khetan
Cast: Lovish Solanki, Yaqoota Hussain, Aditya Bansod
A story about a simple meeting of two strangers that leaves an impact on both their lives.

The Bhatias

Written by: Raunak Madne
Directed by: Atharva Moroney
Cast: Moiz Haque, Atharva Moroney, Swati Sani, Priyanka Nalwale
A young man on a date unexpectedly meets his father at a cafe, and the turmoil that follows…

One Good Deed

Written by: Rachit Singh
Directed by: Divya Bagaria & Leonard Naidu
Cast: Neelabh Trivedi, Leonard Naidu, Mustafa Neemuchwala, Aditya Sharma, Shruti Bhojwani
A dark, blood stained past, a life of murder, theft and crime and Tony’s one good deed at the end of it all, can his sins be forgiven?

Adhoori Cigarette

Written by: Nandan Majumdar
Directed by: Swati Sani
Cast: Raveesh Jaiswal, Sonal Trivedi
Vijay and Amrita are in love but theirs is not an easy romance. A romance that blossomed over cups of tea, stubs of cigarettes, scientific debates and cartoon sketches; a romance that had more silences than words, a romance that was conducted through distances that neither wanted to bridge.

The Usual Date

Written & Directed by: Onkar Ghare
Cast: Nitish Chandra, Devanshi Shah, Leonard Naidu
A couple meets up at a bus stop, only to find a corpse lying in front of it. What follows is the everyday conversation you can have with a dead man present!

Stagecraft Theatre's A Christmas Carol - A Musical

A Christmas Carol- The Musical

The story of A Christmas Carol illustrates how self-serving, insensitive people can be converted into charitable, caring, and socially conscious members of society through the intersession of moralizing of quasi-religious lessons. Warmth, generosity, and overall goodwill, overcome the protagonist of the story- Ebenezer Scrooge’s bitter apathy as he encounters and learns from his memory, the ability to empathise, and his fear of death. Memory serves to remind Scrooge of a time when he is still felt emotionally connected to other people, before he closed himself off in an austere state of alienation. Empathy enables Scrooge to sympathize with and understand those less fortunate than himself, people like Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit. The fear of death hints at eminent moral reckoning–the promise of punishment and reward.

With each Ghost’s tale functioning as a parable, A Christmas Carol advances the Christian moral ideals associated with Christmas- generosity, kindness, and universal love for your community.  It also offers a distinctly modern view of Christmas, less concerned with solemn religious ceremony and defined by more joyous traditions- the sharing of gifts, festive celebrations and displays of prosperity.

The play was staged on 6th of September 2015 at St. Ursula’s Auditorium. You can see the photographs here.

Two more shows of the play are being held on 20th December, 2015(at 3PM and 7 PM sharp) at the Indian Medical Associations, JR Shaw Auditorium, North Ambhazari Road, Nagpur.

Featuring: N V Sarma, Anuj Hamilton, Rachit Singh, Onkar Ghare, Sonal Trivedi, Raunak Madne, Joshua Anglo, Nikita Iyer, Amol Wakhare, Shruti Bhojwani, Harsh Dayaramani, Melanie Lancelot.

Directed by: Vikash Khurana