Photo gallery: Snapshots from inside the iconic Prithvi Theatre celebrating Rage’s 25th

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As Rajit Kapoor, Shernaz Patel and Rahul da Cunha’s theatre group Rage, turns 25, HTBrunch joins the celebrations with a rare photoshoot of the trio inside the haloed green room of Prithvi Theatre (Prabhat Shetty)

As Rajit Kapoor, Shernaz Patel and Rahul da Cunha’s theatre group Rage, turns 25, HTBrunch joins the celebrations with a rare photoshoot of the trio inside the haloed green room of Prithvi Theatre (Prabhat Shetty)

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Although they are best of friends and have been working together for the past 25 years, they seldom seem to see eye to eye. There is bickering and no opportunity to pull one another’s leg is missed.“We disagree now more than we did when we started off! ,” says Rajit. But, it is all in good humour. (Prabhat Shetty)

Although they are best of friends and have been working together for the past 25 years, they seldom seem to see eye to eye. There is bickering and no opportunity to pull one another’s leg is missed.“We disagree now more than we did when we started off! ,” says Rajit. But, it is all in good humour. (Prabhat Shetty)

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Although the audience for English theatre has grown, unlike regional theatre, English theatre is not performed daily, but mostly has shows on weekends. Nor does it enjoy the kind of dedicated fan following Marathi or Gujarati theatre does. (Prabhat Shetty)

Although the audience for English theatre has grown, unlike regional theatre, English theatre is not performed daily, but mostly has shows on weekends. Nor does it enjoy the kind of dedicated fan following Marathi or Gujarati theatre does. (Prabhat Shetty)

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Talking about the English theatre scene when they started off, Shernaz says: “We needed to find a voice of our own. When we started off the experimental theatre was thriving. People really cared about production value, especially Pearl and Alyque. They were fantastic at that. In fact, whatever we imbibed comes from that world…” (Prabhat Shetty )

Talking about the English theatre scene when they started off, Shernaz says: “We needed to find a voice of our own. When we started off the experimental theatre was thriving. People really cared about production value, especially Pearl and Alyque. They were fantastic at that. In fact, whatever we imbibed comes from that world…” (Prabhat Shetty )

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Theatre is coming out of the proscenium into pubs, cafés and clubs. Rage has even performed at the British Council Library in Delhi. “Today a play is not just a play but performing arts in a theatrical format. There are so many other components making their way into theatre,” says Rajit (Prabhat Shetty)

Theatre is coming out of the proscenium into pubs, cafés and clubs. Rage has even performed at the British Council Library in Delhi. “Today a play is not just a play but performing arts in a theatrical format. There are so many other components making their way into theatre,” says Rajit (Prabhat Shetty)

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In 1993, when they opened their first play, Are There Tigers In The Congo, each member put in ~2,000 each, and lost their money. The play was meant to open in December ’92, but was pushed to January ’93 on account of the Mumbai blasts. (Prabhat Shetty)

In 1993, when they opened their first play, Are There Tigers In The Congo, each member put in ~2,000 each, and lost their money. The play was meant to open in December ’92, but was pushed to January ’93 on account of the Mumbai blasts. (Prabhat Shetty)

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Although Rahul’s dad and uncle, Sylvester da Cunha and Gerson da Cunha were into English theatre, Shernaz hails from the first family of Parsi theatre, and Rajit was a well-known name in Punjabi theatre, they chose to experiment with English theatre. (Prabhat Shetty)

Although Rahul’s dad and uncle, Sylvester da Cunha and Gerson da Cunha were into English theatre, Shernaz hails from the first family of Parsi theatre, and Rajit was a well-known name in Punjabi theatre, they chose to experiment with English theatre. (Prabhat Shetty)

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“I don’t believe in differentiating plays based on language. I think that concept is archaic. Theatre is theatre regardless of language,” says Shernaz (Prabhat Shetty)

“I don’t believe in differentiating plays based on language. I think that concept is archaic. Theatre is theatre regardless of language,” says Shernaz (Prabhat Shetty)

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When he was in the third standard, Rahut played Mahatma Gandhi on stage. “ I forgot to say ‘Hey Ram’ when I’m shot by the kid playing Godse. So I died, but woke up to say my lines in the funeral scene!” recalls Rahul (Prabhat Shetty)

When he was in the third standard, Rahut played Mahatma Gandhi on stage. “ I forgot to say ‘Hey Ram’ when I’m shot by the kid playing Godse. So I died, but woke up to say my lines in the funeral scene!” recalls Rahul (Prabhat Shetty)

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Rahul Bose was one of the founding members and he came up with the name, Rage. “ Well, we had our share of clichés like Proscenium, Curtain, Curtain Call, Stage Craft etc but the Rahul (Bose) came up with this one...although I am not sure why!” says Rajit (Prabhat Shetty)

Rahul Bose was one of the founding members and he came up with the name, Rage. “ Well, we had our share of clichés like Proscenium, Curtain, Curtain Call, Stage Craft etc but the Rahul (Bose) came up with this one...although I am not sure why!” says Rajit (Prabhat Shetty)

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