Dramatist anonymous

Bangalore | Hyderabad | Manipal

 

alarms & excursions

Written by Michael Frayn | Directed by Sharanya Ramprakash 


Alarms & Excursions, by Michael Frayn, Britain's most tongue-in-cheek playwright is dark, farcical and comic. The play comprises of three short playlets that share a central theme: a humorous & critical commentary on miscommunication between people in our supposed era of instant communication and constant contact. The first playlet "Doubles" involves two couples who check into identical hotel rooms next to each other. In their boxed out rooms that are mirror images of each other we slowly discover that the only thing that eventually separates them is the over-thin walls between their rooms. The second playlet "Alarms" involves an intimate dinner party where the gadget-happy hosts have invited their close friends to dinner. In a true blue 'when gadgets attack' style, all electrical devices in the house go wrong one after the other. A classic farce! The play ends with "Immobiles," a screamingly nightmarish romp created due to lack of mobile phones. Broken bones and broken hearts are the result of this techno faux pas.

Cast

Lynn: Priya Venkatraman/Sharanya Ramprakah
Lawrence: Swetanshu Bora
Miles: Deepanjan Dey
Melanie: Serena Punch
Mother: Payal Chowdhury 
Chris:  Swetanshu Bora/ Nakul Bhalla
Dietrich: Deepanjan Dey/Siddartha Rao

Crew

Production Coordinators: Sridhar Prasad & Karan Shurpalekar
Light Design & Management: Harish Seshadri
Sound Design & Management: Nishita Vasanth
Set Design: Rupesh Patange, Madhurima K & Mohit Dhir
Artwork: Rupesh Patange