Move over saas-bahu sagas, it is time for saas- damad drama. Watch out for this rib-tickling musical comedy about a guy being rejected by his mother-in-law, which will be staged in the city today. Titled Let’s Freeze the Mother-in-Law, the play revolves around a young girl Emily Hendrix whose lover Hari Singh is initially rejected by her mother.
“The mother-in-law is often the dreaded monster of the family especially in India where one still has the culture of joint families. But usually the focus is on the girl’s mother-in-law. This play is a hilarious take on the relationship between the groom to be and his mother-in-law. It is a male version of the saas-bahu soap operas,” says Aubrey Aloysius, founder-trustee, LAMP Trust, a social organisation promoting performing arts in the city. “Music forms an important part of the play,” says Gerald Rodricks, the director of the play.
The play brings together working professionals from different fields of music, education and management who meet regularly in the evening after work and early mornings to practice for the play. “It does require a lot of dedication. It is just a matter of figuring out the geographical details,” says Sandeep Kohli an HR professional who plays Hari Singh, the lover in the play.
“Christmas is all about getting together and celebrating the festival as one family. Practicing together at Aubrey’s home has brought the cast together with lots of fun-filled memories,” says Rodrix, the director.
Catch it here
What: Let’s Freeze the Mother-in-Law, a musical comedy
Timing: 7.30 pm onwards
Where: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon
NEAREST METRO STATION: Huda City Centre on the yellow line