Mashaal Theatre Group presents Bechara Mara Gaya

Mashaal Theatre Group presents Bechara Mara Gaya

Details
Ticket Price: ₹ 300
Genre:Play (Comedy)
Language:Hindi
Age:10 years
Playwright:Chanakya Bhardwaj
Director:Ashwini Kumar Chakre
Cast:Pranay Pandey, Pradhumn Acholia, Swetanshu Bora, Abhinav Kimothi, Smit Kant Raturi & Virginia Rodrigues
Presented By:Mashaal Theatre Group
Location:Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Bangalore 560066, Karnataka, India
Event Date & Time
Fri-24-Jul | 08:00 PM

 Bechara Mara Gaya is a satire not only the police administration but also at the hypocrisy of the entire socio-political system. This play is set in the northern part of India and the plot revolves around an investigation on the custodial death of a train-bombing suspect. The central character of the play is a ‘Maniac’ or ‘Pagal’ who is a habitual imposter and has been caught by the police several times. The play begins with the ‘Pagal’ in a police chowki being questioned by a sub-inspector. During the conversation, the ‘Pagal’ gets to know about an inquiry commission that has been set up to investigate the custodial death. The ‘Pagal’ manages to fool the sub-inspector and his assistant and escapes, only to re-enter in the guise of the presiding judge of the inquiry. What follows is utter confusion, cases of mistaken identities which almost compel the officers to confess to their crimes. The tongue in cheek humour of the play explores the grave issues of financial and moral corruption present in the administration and the society at large.

Jagriti

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.