Friday, September 16, 2005

what a day it was!!! what a play it was!!!! this is one play I shall commit to memory......not so much the play actually as the events of the play......erm, which had not much to do with the events on begin with -The Play.
The play was, well....umm.......i think i shall leave it to more intellectual beings to decide what the play was.......what I can best describe are the actions and reactions of the audience.........
there were those who the wrong when the hero, who has just clinched a 150 crore project but lost his girl in the process, declaims his similarity to Dr.Faustus who sold his soul to the devil.......this we presume in retrospect was meant to be a sombre moment of tragedy........alas it had most people rolling in the aisles in desperate hysterics)there were there were those who sat in the auditorium and predicted the future dialogues of the characters or made snide remarks on past dialogues........
there were those who watched with avid interest, alongside neighbours who were snoring through most of it and only waking up in parts to applaud the music.........
and of course there were those who took advantage of near darkness and a hall empty enough to provide limited privacy and did the obvious........rolled a jay.
The last mentioned were not many in number, just two......and that too Teleute was doing the actual work while I was mere torch bearer (or rather cell phone light bearer) wonders if a certain Indian graphic novelist (that's making it obvious, na) would approve of the use we put his book to; but to us it seemed most appropriate........

so now i be very, very stoned.......which is good because it'll keep me from brooding.......about indiscriminate actions........about what drifting away means........about taking people for granted..........about the fact that if tomorrow isn't another day, nobody still gives a damn...........


Blogger Teleute said...


11:58 PM  
Blogger Sphinx said...

hey, were you the two who were right at the back, laughing like hyenas?

fyi, i laughed like mad at the faustus crack as well... marlow will be rolling in his grave i tell you.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Sphinx said...


12:09 AM  
Blogger cass said...

how could you forget the best part?
psycho killer stabs kid and pulls out kid's heart and munches it up.
psycho killer feels sorry for his rather disgusting actions.
psycho killer has fit of remorse,stabs himself,pulls his own heart out,and stuffs it into bloody kid's pyjama shirt.
dead kid miraculously revived.
dead kid jumps up,happily waves goodbye to (presumably) dead psycho killer,and bounces off stage.
as an afterthought,comes back with sumone's white dupatta and covers the remains of the psychotic one.
order restored in chaos!!hallelujah!

12:12 AM  
Blogger babelfish said...

teleute : that jay was most commendable :D

sphinx : I'm sorry if you thought our melodious notes of merriment sounded like a pair of hyenas...hope you enjoyed the play :D

cass : hallelujah indeed!!!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Srin said...

cass-was that done seriously?ie,not hindi film spoof types or anything?

11:22 PM  
Blogger cass said...

oh no.they be very serious.its art,you see.

11:55 PM  

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