Taleem Theatre and Films
Based on Dario Fo’s master piece ‘An Accidental Death of an Anarchist’
Won 2nd prize at state Level Competition Mumbai Zone.
Selected for NCPA’s Pratibimb Festival 2016.
Adaptation &Direction: – Vipul Mahagaonkar
The play opens with Inspector Bhagwat interrogating the Maniac on the third floor of the police station. The Maniac constantly outsmarts the dim-witted Bhagwat and, when Bhagwat leaves the room, intercepts a phone call from Inspector Phadke. The phone call lets the Maniac know that a judge is due at the police station to investigate the interrogation and death of the anarchist. The Maniac decides to impersonate the judge, and successfully does so. He gets the police to re-enact the events, in the actual fourth floor room, and also involves Kalyani, a journalist, who is trying to probe the events. The play has two alternative endings. The Maniac leaves it up to the audience to decide which one they prefer.
Based on a novella by Oriana Fallaci’s ‘Letter to a Child Never Born’
Marathi translation: – Rekha Sabnis
Adaptation and Direction: Vipul Mahagaonkar
Performed by Pradnya Shastri
‘Spandan’ was based on ‘Letter to a Child Never Born’ a novella by Italian author and journalist Oriana Fallaci. The play details the woman’s struggle to choose between a career she loves and an unexpected pregnancy, explaining how life works with examples of her childhood, and warning him/her about the unfairness of the world.
‘Spandan’ was premiered at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Prestigious Centre Stage Festival 2016.