|Ticket Price:||₹ 300|
|Duration:||80 min (with break)|
|Playwright:||Amitava Baksy, inspired by “Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wild|
|Cast:||Sudeep Chatterjee – Nikhilesh Saptarishi Bhattacharya – Ajit Krishanu Deb Roy – Sridhar Babu Indrani Sinha – Pramela Devi Srimoyee Nandi – Sukanya Urmimala Ghosh – Banalata Mritunjoy Ganguli – Goba Tanushree Saha – Fufiji (Vani) Surprise – Yuvak|
|Location:||Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Bangalore 560066, Karnataka, India|
What is in a name? Does our name, which we usually do not get to choose or the name we have inherited, really define who we are?
This comedy, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s “Importance of being Ernest”, is set in the backdrop of Calcutta in the 1980s. It is about two young gentlemen who fall in love with two beautiful ladies, but has one small problem. They have simply used a fake name to introduce themselves to there sweethearts, due to situational constraints.
As their affairs gets serious this small problem gets blown out of proportion, and they find themselves in real trouble. To make matters worse, there’s an aunt who is fussy about names, especially inherited ones. Imagine her feelings for a person, who was adopted as a baby and has no idea who his ‘real’ parents were, asking her daughter’s hand in marriage.
As fate puts their hearts and names against each other, the young gentlemen must sacrifice one to save the other. What would they choose?
To know that one has to know the end of the story.
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. 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.