Fate of A Cockroach

Fate of A Cockroach

Ticket Price: ₹ 300
Genre:Absurd Comedy
Duration:85 minutes with an interval
Age:12 and above
Playwright:Tawfik Al-Hakim
Director:Salmin Sheriff
Cast:Bhavana Rajendran, Dimpy Fadhya, Ameet Bhuvan, Mohan Ram, Salmin Sheriff
Presented By:Jagriti Season
Location:Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560066, India
Event Date & Time
Fri-23-Sep | 08:00 PM
Sat-24-Sep | 08:00 PM
Sun-25-Sep | 03:00 PM
Sun-25-Sep | 06:30 PM
Tue-27-Sep | 08:00 PM
Wed-28-Sep | 08:00 PM
Thu-29-Sep | 08:00 PM
Fri-30-Sep | 08:00 PM
Sat-01-Oct | 08:00 PM
Sun-02-Oct | 03:00 PM
Sun-02-Oct | 06:30 PM

The Fate Of A Cockroach transports the audiences from a bathroom floor where Cockroaches rule, to a hard-working, middle class couple’s morning ritual. When the husband relates to a cockroach’s struggle, neither wife nor family doctor can liberate him from his pact. He proves to be the Playwright’s personified Cockroach . In the cockroach kingdom, there are self appointed officials, so called “gurus” of science and politics, who fail to come up with solutions to pressing problems. The king Cockroach declares, “In the whole of the cockroach kingdom, there is no cockroach that feeds another, everyone strives for their own daily bread.” Sound familiar? Have we become like cockroaches?

The Playwright draws parallels between the two worlds. In both the worlds the women seem to be stronger, even though they are of the “weaker sex.”

A thought provoking play.


Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.