|Ticket Price:||₹ 300|
|Duration:||90 minutes (with interval)|
|Age:||7 years and above|
|Cast:||Mayur Puri, Shashaa Tirupati, Ulka Mayur|
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
I, Cloud uses the matrix of Kalidas’ Meghdoot, but turns it around as it takes us to an unspecified time in future, a kind of Brave New World which has zero tolerance for free thinking.
The play revolves around Aqsh who is being held captive in the government facility. An unanticipated encounter with a mysterious, runaway inmate leads Akqh to beautiful moments, heartfelt poems and ugly truths.
Eventually, a wiser Aqsh decides to send out a poetic message to his daughter. But the problem is, who would carry his message? Aqsh finds an unlikely messenger in a virtual Cloud, who appears on stage as an androgynous tapori. The problem is that this cloud does not understand digital routes and thus in a hilarious fashion, Aqsh enlightens Cloud about social media.
Poignant, funny and poetic, I, Cloud is a heady combination of futuristic nightmares with dreamy nostalgia and is sure to make us look at our contemporary times with fresh eyes.
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.