Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Tragic Queen

And here we are, our final play for this year’s Short+SweetDubai theatre festival.

It’s been perhaps the most fun (and stress) we’ve ever had at rehearsals. Needless to say, given the size of the team, each rehearsal was a mini carnival. We’ve had an absolute blast putting this together and can’t wait to see how it comes across on stage.

When the thought of putting up an original musical, that too in ten minutes, crossed my mind, I initially dismissed it outright. But the thought wouldn’t go away. And after a month of some serious scrambling to get this on the road, the result awaits you at The Junction this weekend.

A big thanks to the team whose commitment and belief has kept the play alive through the nail biting last weeks leading up to the premiere. Cast changes, cast backing out due to sickness, fervent script edits to keep it in the time limit, and a million other hurdles were surmounted by a room full of people with simply amazing creative energy.

Part of Top 40 Week 4, it's on at the The Junction, Al Serkal Avenue on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of February, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available on The Junction website and at the venue. See ya!

Image from the painting 'King Lear: Cordelia's Farewell' by Edwin Austin Abbey

Third Half Theatre presents…
The Tragic Queen
Written & Directed by Sanjeev Dixit
Cast: Shereen Saif, Meghana Fareed, Ryden Aranjo, Assyl Yacine, Kuv Sharma, Sumedh Kulkarni
Music composition: Shashwath Sunil Kumar, Cmith Kumar Sarkar, Ryden Aranjo,
Meenu Muralee John, Sanjeev Dixit
Musicians: Shashwath Sunil Kumar (keyboards), Cmith Kumar Sarkar (bass guitar), Dillon Pink (acoustic guitar)
Choir: Caroline Suvares, Kimberly Aranjo, Meenu Muralee John, Stavros Antypas, Lovetto Nazareth, all musicians, and cast members as available.
Dance Choreography: The Ripple Effect
Dancers: Aishwarya Shivkumar, Joshua Johnson, Namratha Sankar, Vivin Oommen
Production: Meenu Muralee John, Rhea Dixit, Disha Joseph, Jogiraj Sikidar

For what shall it profit a woman if she shall gain the whole world, and lose her own soul?

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