Upcoming Event – Two Marathi Ekankika

Two Marathi Ekankikas by Abhivaktyi (Short plays)

Veshantar and Dhobipacchad
Date :- August 15th 2015
Time : – 3: 30 PM
(Doors open at 3:10 PM and Ekankika will start at sharp 3:30 PM. Please be on time)
Venue – Fullwood Theater (Matthews Playhouse)
100 McDowell St, Matthews, NC 28105

The play Veshantar (guise) is set against the house of a low-order priest of a Shiva temple in the hamlet of Almaggal, Tamil Nadu. The disciplined priest, Sastri Ayaru, has figured out a way to earn the living in this lifeless place, by offering his house as a lodge for sojourners. This placid lifestyle turns out to be a calm before the storm, with the arrival of two journalists. Sastri is surprised to learn that the journalists not only speak marathi, but also have ties to mhardhol in Goa, where he originally hails from. The reminiscence slowly starts churning the life of everyone involved. Perhaps Sastri is living in guise to protect his past or perhaps the journalists are in guise to cover a story for publicity. True to the tamil inscription in the house : யானைக்கும அடி சறுக்கும, that even the ‘Mighty’ fall.
Run time – 1 hour
Actors: Ranjit Gurja, Meghana Kulkarni, Supriya Garud, Mohana Joglekar, Bos Subramani.

Dhobipacchad: A drama company is ready to perform mythological play of Savitri, who was successful in bringing her husband’s life back from Lord of death himself, called Yama. In this comedy play complications arise as two Yama stake the claim of being the real one. Savitri and Satyavan, refuse to take part. Adding to the chaos is appearance of duplicate assistant to Yama. The name of the play, Dhobipacchad, is a wrestling move, where the force of opponent is used against himself. Who would take down whom in this move of wrestling?
Run time – 1 hour
Actors: Sandeep Kulkarni, Sachin Kulkarni, Prashanta Sarode, Priti Sule, Chinmay Nadkarni, Girish Bhavthankar.

Ticket Rates:
$10 per person until 31st July ($12 thereafter; $15 at the gate).
$05 per child above 10 years (Below 10 years should be in babysitting room)
$02 babysitting  (Minimum Age 2 years) per child  ($05 at the gate)


Please contact any of the following for tickets:

Name Phone Email
Mohana Joglekar 919 – 465 – 1772 mohana_joglekar@hotmail.com
Sandeep Kulkarni 704 – 644 – 9324 sangokul@hotmail.com
Sachin Kulkarni 414 – 779 – 0384 ksachin@hotmail.com
Priti Sule 980 – 875 – 9986 priti.sule29@gmail.com
Prashant Sarode 704 – 579 – 0864 psarode@gmail.com
Girish Bhavthankar 515 – 473 – 5032 gbhavthankar@gmail.com
Chinmay Nadkarni 704 – 650 – 9458 chinmayn@yahoo.com
Ranjit Gurjar 704 – 682 – 7245 ranjit63@yahoo.com
Meghana Kulkarni 704 – 443 – 6145 meghanakulkarni2007@gmail.com
Supriya Garud 980- 875 – 7570 garud.s.supriya@gmail.com
Bose Subramani 704 – 231- 1557 sibisebo@gmail.com
Sanjeev Dange 704- 575 – 7083 sanjeev_dange@yahoo.com

Ekankika (Short Plays)

BharatEkKhochBharat, Ek Khoch :
An NRI couple visits India, always comparing things between the two countries. During every visit, some change is expected. But can they handle drastic changes in parent’ life during this visit? How do they face it and what happens…comedy short play.

Actors: Meghana Kulkarni, Sandeep Kulkarni, Milind Jog, Sanjeev Dange, Shailaja Mehta, Sangeeta Korde, Ashish Chitale, Geeta Datar.

Poster : Ashwini Saynakar

Khel : A murder mystery, about a couple who want to get rich faster, and keen to become NRI.khel_Poster_Charlotte

Actors : Sanjay Kulkarni, Mohana Joglekar, Subodh Joglekar.

Poster: Niranjan Ghodke

Viva La Vida, or Hail life is set against the house of a middle class couple. The couple come across an idea and device a plan for quick riches. Wagering all the risks, everything starts falling into place. Just in a couple of days, their life will be changed forever. But somewhere along the line, they unknowingly play with “Life”.  Never expecting a backlash, the couple finds themselves in a double-bind; a Catch-22. “Life” as we know it, does not follow a plan, or can be bend at will. Do they achieve what they planned for, and at what cost?Experience the suspense short-play “Khel”, to find how the couple manages to get out of this flux.

Run time : 1 hour
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Abhivyakti or ‘Expression of feelings’ in Sanskrit, is a group of drama enthusiasts, with main interest in Experimental Theater or Prayogik Ranga-Bhoomi (Sanskrit). Experimental theater tends to encircle, or expose the audience with a thought provoking message. Seldom have there been shows related to non-traditional theater, and hence our interest in the project.

Abhivyakti has presented 6 Ekankika within last 3 years.