Date(s) - 26/08/2016 - 28/08/2016
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
THEATRE: The Frisky Suspenders – An Adaptation of A Flea in her ear
3:30 pm& 7:30 pm | 26th, 27th & 28th of August | Alliance Française auditorium
This play is a part of the Alliance française de Bangalore and Bangalore Little Theatre partnership.
This French farcical play is a part of the partnership between the Alliance Francaise and Bangalore little theatre. It is the culmination of the SPOT (Summer project on theatre) theatre workshop.
In fact, it is not completely certain that farces have themes and meanings. Farcical characters may behave the way they do because they are situated in a farce rather than because their behavior reflects the irrational real world.
A Flea in Her Ear contrasts the bourgeois world of the Chandebise household and the nightmarish otherworld (or demimonde) of Hôtel Minet-Galant (Frisky Puss). This division underlines the divided nature of the play’s major characters. Below the elegant surfaces of their lives, the idle and shallow people of the belle époque—France at the beginning of the twentieth century—live in a degree of chaos. They constantly deceive and are deceived. The most innocent man, Chandebise, can be humiliated and driven to near insanity. The basic instincts of these people are primarily the desires for self-gratification and self-preservation. Some want sex and revenge, while several want to preserve their honor. All want to avoid being shot.
The flagship training programme of BLT has been the annual Summer Project on Theatre, popularly known as SPOT, was institutionalized in 1988. This is the 32nd batch of SPOT.
- A training-cum-production project spread over about three months.
- Reputed for its end productions.
- An opportunity for self discovery and expansion of range.
- For anybody with interest in the theatre, from 16 to 60, reasonably fit with commitment to stay with the workshop for its entire duration.
SPOT The workshop incorporates the best-in-class training methods, and has a strong base in the behavioural sciences. Over the years SPOT has also included a Trainer-Training programme for wider dissemination of theatre training.