The Blooming Orchard

The Blooming Orchard

Details
Ticket Price: ₹ 400
Genre:Comedy
Language:English
Duration:100 minutes
Age:8 years and above
Playwright:Manoj Mitra
Director:Ronjan Ghoshal
Cast:Aritra Biswas, Sagnik Sinha, Aditya Tiwari, Vandana Dugar, Sanjukta Deb, Shivam Kataria, Sanjay Ar, Jacob Mammen, Aman Shah, Arun Kumar, Dipannita Das, Pritesh Bhandary, Nitesh Varma, Bhumika Mane, Shibani
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Fri-02-Feb | 08:00 PM
Sat-03-Feb | 03:00 PM
Sat-03-Feb | 08:00 PM
Sun-04-Feb | 08:00 PM

Synopsis:
Bancha Kapali is a 95-year-old fruit farmer who owns an orchard that has been coveted by the high and mighty for ages. A greedy land-grabber senses the old man's vulnerability and strikes up an unusual deal with him in order to acquire the orchard. As the story unfolds, we witness an uproarious turn of events involving a petty thief, a confused village quack, a bluffing astrologer, a love-struck wannabe film producer, a political rowdy, a city lass married to a vagabond, an inefficient advocate, a naive housewife, a tantric priest and the ghost of a zamindar; all of whom bring in their unique shades and mannerisms, which make this Manoj Mitra classic, a timeless laugh-riot.

 

Actor Bios:

Aritra Biswas
A person having a knack towards creative and performing arts, Aritra has been performing in his school, college and corporate office in plays and skits. He has also acted as the lead in a short film named "Crush". Having been an integral part of Chennai Toastmasters, he is a Toastmasters certified Competent Communicator. He was introduced to theatre when he joined Forum Three in 2017 and he is loving the experience. A versatile singer and a poet too, Aritra has also tried his hands in filmmaking and his debut directorial venture - a short film named "Prashn" got released (on YouTube) recently under his banner of Navigator Movies.

Sagnik Sinha
Sagnik Sinha is a Bangalore based actor who is proficient in English, Hindi and Bengali. He has been an actor since 2014 and is known for his performances in  Schweyk In The Second World War, A Terrorist Hanged, Mi'raj, Romeo and Juliet, and Tipu Sultan Ke Khwaab.

Aditya Tiwari
Aditya Tiwari, a budding actor, eloquent in Hindi and English, loves art and is trained in many aspects of it. His scripted theatre acting includes plays ‘Tipu Sultan ke khwaab’ and ‘Boiled beans on toast’ by playwright Girish Karnad.

He worked as a teacher, holds a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and is also a certified Fitness Consultant.

Sanjukta Deb
Sanjukta Deb has Acted in a non-commercial feature film called "Maa-Yeh Cinema Hain" and a play "While the Auto Waits", judged fashion shows in Garden City University, and dances in various shows. He keep giving motivational speeches in Global TV and YouTube.

Interested in reading about various topics to gain knowledge, spirituality, acting, dance.

Sanjay Ar
He is a fitness fanatic, having a degree in Mechanical Engineering.....has a dream to become an actor.

Jacob Mammen Jacob
Enthusiastic, budding, theatre artist from Kottayam, Kerala, who has been acting in plays since his school days. He is proficient in English and Malayalam. In school, he was part of a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's work along with other plays, namely 'Oliver', 'Shapa Moksham' and 'Grease'. Apart from this, he took part in various street plays on social issues like 'Environment Pollution' and 'Women Empowerment'. After a long gap, Jacob restarted his theatre journey in Bangalore where he had the opportunity to work with Jayaprakash Kuloor and Prakash Bhare. Currently, he is part of Forum-Three's latest project which would be staged in early 2018. Jacob calls himself a 'social animal' and is a keen learner with various hobbies and passions like fitness, cars, and literature.

Prithesh Bhandary 
An aspiring filmmaker and theatre artist by the day and a Corporate Professional by the night. Mentored by veteran Ranjon Ghoshal. Professional mime and Playback theatre artist.

Shibani
Essentially a trained Bharathanatyam dancer, Shibani Naidu started out with theatre by performing at several musicals as a dancer. And since then begun her fascination for the all-round performing arts. She has been an active part of the Theatre circle in Chennai who has performed as an actor and dancer at numerous theatre productions, musicals, short-plays, performed at The World Theatre Day and participated and won at The Short And Sweet Theatre Festival 2016. She hopes to continue her fervour for theatre even after her recent move to Bangalore.

Any other credits
Advisor – Shekhar Sanyal, Hari Ravikumar, Nilanjana Chakraborty
Production Advisor – Sangeeta Ghoshal
Production Head – Vandana Dugar
Backstage Production – Triparna Tapan Das
Music – Sudipto Das, Aritra Biswas

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. 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.