PLAY READING: Tell me the name of a flower

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Date(s) - 03/07/2016
5:00 pm

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore


PLAY READING: Tell me the name of a flower by Madhu Rye

5:00 pm | 3rd of July| Alliance Française classroom 7

This play reading is a part of the Alliance française de Bangalore and Bangalore Little Theatre partnership.

Madhu Rye is a Gujarati playwright, novelist and story writer. Born in Gujarat and educated at Calcutta, he started writing in the 1960s and became known for his stories and plays. His experience at the University of Hawaii introduced him to experimental writing and improvisations as writing aid, which later lead to a movement against absurd theatre. . He has adapted his novels into plays and some plays into novels. The most notable is Kimble Ravenswood which later was loosely adapted into a Hindi TV series and a Hindi film, What’s Your Rashee?.
A classic portrayal of six petals of a multi-shaded flower, petals each coloured with Pride, Helplessness, Greed, Fear, Blind love and Deadly illusions. A psychological thriller, it revolves around a murder borne of these various shades and the essence of the beautiful yet dangerous nature of the mind. Kanta has an affair with her husband’s best friend and the scene of the revelation brings out the news of their close friend Jyotsna’s affair from the past. With Jyotsana’s previous boyfriend blackmailing the couple with sneaky evidence, who will get killed out of the six under one roof that night becomes the crux of the story. The deepest vulnerabilities are tested and their impact forms the theme of the play.