PURAVANKARA Presents “BRIEF CANDLE”

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India Foundation for the Arts


PURAVANKARA

Presents

“BRIEF CANDLE”

In support of India Foundation for the Arts

(A new play by Mahesh Dattani, Produced and Directed by Lillete Dubey)

Cast: Joy Sengupta, Amar Talwar, Suchitra Pillai, Zafar Karachiwala, Manasi Parekh and Satchit Puranik

Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Date: 6th September, 09 : Time: 3.30 PM and 7.30 PM

Duration: 1hour 25 min

Language: English

‘Brief Candle’ is a play that addresses mortality yet highlights life, that emphasises the importance of the quality of our lives rather than how long we live it.

The play is a hilarious farce with some extremely funny situations revolving around a hotel room near the airport. As the characters in the play await their departures, which are delayed due to a storm, they end up in comic situations, as they entangle themselves in surreptitious dalliances and complicated love affairs.

As they rehearse the play however, all the characters, including the inmates, the doctor and the hospital aide, discover similarities between themselves and the characters they are playing. It is clear that the dead playwright is speaking to them. The metaphor of arrivals and departures representing life and death, leaves them with a reflection of their own struggles and needs, and a realization of their brief time on this earth. On the day of the performance, the playwright appears, and a love story unfolds that crosses time, space, life and death.

It is a poignant tale – tragic, humorous, farcical and finally elevating.

Associate Sponsor – HSBC, Hospitality Partner – Chancery Pavilion, Airline Partner – Kingfisher Airlines, Ground Partner – Cafe Coffee Day, Online Partners – www.indianstage.in and www.indiaplaza.in

The funds raised through this performance will be used by IFA to continue its grant-making in the arts.

Limited Donor passes available for Rs 2000/- and Rs.1000/-. Call Joyce at 2341 4681/82/83 between 10 am to 5 pm or email joyce@indiaifa.org.

Exciting Offer: All ‘Friends of IFA’ get a 10% discount on tickets. Call Menaka from August 17th onwards at 2341 4681/82/83 or email her at menaka@indiaifa.org for details.

You can book online at www.indianstage.in and also at www.indiaplaza.in from 20th Aug onwards.

Passes for Rs 500/- will be available from August 20th onwards at the following Cafe Coffee Day outlets.

Jayanagar – Garla Garnet, Phone: 65391012

Koramangala – BPCL, Phone: 64541184

Indiranagar, 100 Ft. Road, Phone: 64528290

CMH Road, Phone: 64541168

Lavelle Road, Phone: 64511535

Malleswaram, Phone: 64511532

Sadashivnagar, Phone: 64511537

Brigade Road, Windsor House, Phone: 64541160

Super Market , 5th Avenue, Brigade Road, Phone: 25581248/25580392

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