Obediently Yours, Orson Welles

Obediently Yours, Orson Welles

Details
Ticket Price: ₹ 450
Genre:Drama
Duration:150 mins + intermission
Age:16 years and above
Playwright:Richard France
Director:Jill Navarre
Cast:R. Michael Oliver, Kewal Karthik, Norma Jean Belenky
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
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May 7th, 1985, the day after Welles’ 70th and last birthday. The setting is a dingy recording studio in Hollywood. A shell of his former self, Welles is hoping that Steven Spielberg will restore his long-faded career by under-writing the final edit of his unfinished masterpiece, “Don Quixote.” (“Il mio bambino,” as Welles called it.) While waiting for his assistant to arrive with the money, Welles does voice-overs and reminisces about his illustrious past. His unbelievable radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds". His early triumph with Citizen Kane. His marriage to Rita Hayworth. Finally, he learns that Spielberg has declined to help his “idol,” thus ending any chance of a come-back. Lending his once-incomparable voice to other peoples’ products, in surroundings like these, could be his only future. But at the end, with his customary swagger, he walks unbeaten and unbowed into the future, helped by a little bit of magic and two dollops of hope.

 

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.