HIGHLIGHTS

GENTLEMEN” Written and Directed By Anil Abraham

Loading Map....

Date/Time
Date(s) - 20/10/2017 - 22/10/2017
2:30 pm

Location
Alliance Francaise de bangalore

Categories


Skinny Dipping Productions

presents

 

“GENTLEMEN”

Written and Directed By Anil Abraham

 

 

Date & Time:

Friday, 20th October 2017 @ 8pm

Saturday, 21st & Sunday, 22nd October 2017 @ 4pm & 8pm

 

Venue:

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore

 

Online Bookings :

www.bookmyshow.com

 

Telebooking :

+91 98456 02265

 

 

“Hilarious, sensitive, earnest”

– Deccan Herald

 

“Anil Abraham’s answer to The Vagina Monologues”

– Mid Day

 

“A winner!”

– 080

 

“An inspired piece of drama; funny, humane, comic”

– Allen Mendonca (Late)

 

 

Anil Abraham’s hit play returns to Bangalore after a wildly successful run in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012.  The play often referred to as a hybrid of theatre and stand-up comedy, is a hilarious take on men’s obsession with fallacies and phalluses. Gentlemen features some of Bangalore’s most respected and well-known acting talent including Ashvin Mathew, Anil Abraham himself, Ajith Hande, Rajeev Ravindranathan and Kirtana Kumar.

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

‘Gentlemen’ is a short play that discusses issues that men normally do not talk about. Five characters interact and discuss their problems in a monologue format on a single stage.

 

The first character is Chacko, a young software techie who is recently married. He discusses ‘performance anxiety’ and how it impacts martial life, with generous doses of humour.

 

Next Shoaib, a barber tells us about his issues with his wife while touching on the complexity of using protection during his interactions with his spouse. He is a quaint, colourful character who weaves Bollywood and politics into his narrative of a touchy issue.

 

Then we have Shailesh, a young teenager on the threshold of life. He is discovering his body and the myths and misconceptions that society feeds him. His process of self-discovery and wonder at the joys of fulfillment are shared with the audience.

 

Ramalingam represents the senior citizen  – lonely and a little vulnerable. And yet full of life and with a zest for living. The health problems that plague him do interrupt his narrative – but he offers us a glimpse into his colourful life – filled with touches of humour and pathos.

 

The surprise packet is the last character – Vaijayanthi – a young lady who invades the stage and puts things in perspective. She caps the performance by linking the characters and offering another point of view.

 

‘Gentlemen’ is a play in monologue format that touches on socially and emotionally embarrassing issues by camouflaging the message with humour and a humane touch. Music plays an integral role in the play.