|Ticket Price:||₹ 300|
|Age:||12 years and above|
|Cast:||Satyam Gangwar, Pawan Bahirvani, Onkar Nath Gupta, Abhinav Pandey|
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
Park, written by Manav Kaul, has many layers. On a simplistic level, it is a comedy about three men in a park fighting for their place. There are three benches but not enough. The play touches upon that thing which is at a premium these days – space – literally and metaphorically. What starts of as light-hearted banter evolves into a serious conflict about space, territory and ownership. These become the main issues.
Park can be many things. It can be a metaphor for home. In the course of the conversation – mostly heated and combative – personal and larger politics come to the fore, revealing the fragility of life and emotion.
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.