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