Review: The Green Room

Hi everyone!

Recently, on the 26th of April, I watched a play called ‘The Green Room’ in Jagriti. The script is written by Aditya Sudarshan who won the best script award in the Hindu Metro Plus Theatre fest 2011 for it. The play was performed by Tanariri Theatres and the cast was Bindu Ravishankar, Prasanna Kumar Srinivasan, Shakti Singh Rana, Pranav Patadiya, Vijay S., Neeraja M Rajeev, Suhit and Vishal Shah.

The play is about a young actor, Anamika, who is at crossroads for various reasons in her life. Even though she receives a lot of praise and appreciation, she is unhappy and feels trapped in her green room. It highlights the dilemmas faced by actors and other performers.

I thought that although the script was good, the acting was terrible. I feel really bad about saying that, but its the truth. The lead actor started the play with ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and even though she sang it with the track, she ruined the song for me… 🙂

However, the director, Vijay S., had put in some effort and tried to use the lights in interesting ways. The set was good and portrayed a green room nicely, with the prop boxes, costumes and mirrors. The acting made me want to leave, though.

Overall, I thought that the play wasn’t good at all and it was a complete waste of money and time. The moment it started, I thought “Oh god, we have to sit through 75 minutes of this…”

Yes, it was THAT bad. 😦

To conclude, I definitely would not recommend people to watch this play, at least not with this specific cast performing. It was a big disappointment because since the script won an award, I had high expectations.

For more information on the play, read: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/choosing-the-right-path/article7134269.ece

That’s all for now then, see you next time 🙂

Have a nice day!

Rid.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. joshsang says:

    Yes, pity, wasn’t it? Agree – the acting was not great- the same fixed expressions on the key protagonists’ faces! I thought the Firoze guy was OK though, and the Shukla chap too. Also, given that it was about urban/ yuppie/ English speaking Indian youth (and their conflicts etc.,), it was a pity that the diction/ accents were not “purer” english — though ofcourse, that sparks a debate on – what IS “pure” (Brahminical) English, and the caste system that ensues therefore 🙂

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