American tragedy goes desi
A man battles with a gamut of emotions in a drama based on an American award-winning act of 1940.art and culture Updated: Aug 25, 2014 11:46 IST
"With a complex story and flashback scenes thrown in good measure, it was a challenge to showcase this play on stage. But an engaged audience will come to understand the jugglery of the story we are presenting," says Rajesh Babbar, veteran theatre actor and director of the play.
Actor Sharan Makkar, who plays protagonist Ramdas, adds: "It is a tough role to enact. Ramdas has multiple shades. He is aggressive, comical, sensitive, childish and depressed. It is enjoyable portraying this complex role." And, what’s his on-screen wife like? Actor Laxmi Rawat, who essays the character — also named Laxmi — says, "She’s just the opposite. While Ramdas is moody and unpredictable, Laxmi is both calm and at peace. She is a woman who has a grip on her life when her spouse actually harbours unrealistic hopes."
Catch it live
What: Ek Salesman Ki Maut — a Hindi play
When: August 26
Where: Muktadhara Auditorium, Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Gole Market
Timings: 6.30pm onwards
Nearest Metro Station: Ramakrishna Ashram Marg on the Blue Line and Shivaji Stadium on the Orange Line