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Arsenic and Old Lace

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A black comedy in a living room of 5 brothers, a dead body, a deadly wine, hilarious family, a lonely older gentleman, and then he gladly accepts the same glass of the elderberry wine….

What happens now ? Most importantly – who is the killer ?

Directed by – R’jesh Bali,  Theatre group – Drashta India

Play Summary

This comedy play takes place in the living room of the Gonsalves home, inhabited by five brothers. Things begin to unravel as ‘Anthony’ lifts the lid to the window seat. He discovers a dead body and assumes that ‘Feerz’ has killed him. But, ‘Winner’ and ‘Saren’ tell him another story of elderberry wine.
Meanwhile Feerz is down in the cellar digging what he believes is the Panama Canal but is in reality the latest grave. And then another brother Michael arrives, a true maniacal criminal, is accompanied by a Doctor, a plastic surgeon of doubtful character.

Several hilarious scenes ensue. Bodies are moved from the window seat to the cellar to the car outside, accusations and threats fly back and forth.
Finally, enters the head of the Happy Dale Sanitarium. Trying to protect society without sending his brothers to prison, Anthony ecstatically agrees when they insist on going to Happy Dale with Feerz. Anthony happily departs with Maria, but before they leave their house, they offer a drink to the head of Happy Dale, who is a lonely older gentleman, and he gladly accepts the same glass of the elderberry wine….

What happens now ? Most importantly – who is the killer ?

Design & Direction – R’jesh Bali – He has directed 47 plays. Molie re of Mikhail Bulgakov, Gandhi, The Cheese Story of Spensor Johnson, Siddartha of Hermann Hesse, Arsenic & Old Lace of Joseph Kesselring, Ekaaant – based on stories of Satyajit Ray etc.

Theatre group – Drashta India

The Cast

Mr. Daruwalla – Rahul Sharma
Feerz – Ravinder Singh/ Nitin Kapoor / Garry Satija
Winner – Amit Kumar / Vinay Bhardwaj
Inspector – Anil Kumar / Mukesh Sharma
Hawaldaar – Rahul Jangra
Anthony – Taran Arora / Rishab Parashar
David – Chetan Mishra / Rahul Sharma
Dr. Saxena – Chetan Mishra / Rahul Sharma

Co-ordinator : Himanshu Luthra

Play Stats

Play Genre – Black comedy

Duration – 90 mins

Language – Hindi

Subtitles – NA

Play release date – 5-Nov-2016

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