Sifar Theatre makes a comeback on town’s theatre circuit with ‘Almost Flawless’ to be staged at Rangbhoomi Spaces on June 5
Sifar Theatre makes a comeback on town’s theatre circuit with ‘Almost Flawless’ at Rangbhoomi Spaces
Travel and a Theatre in Education (TIE) diploma from the National School of Drama had saved actor-director and founding father of Sifar theatre group Feroze MNA away from the stage for 3 years. Now the actor-director of Sifar Theatre is ready to interrupt the sabbatical with the staging of Almost Flawless on June 5.
A 70-minute black comedy in English, Urdu and Hindi, Almost Flawless has to this point had eight exhibits in Hyderabad, Thrissur, Kochi and Bengaluru. It was final staged in Hyderabad in 2019.
Chandra Singh Shekhawat and Feroze play the roles of, respectively, an aspiring actor and a Muslim poet whose life turns the wrong way up. “The actor wants peace and the poet seeks rights; the duo is in search of Charlize Goblin who promises them ‘sukoon shehar and haq nagari’. The wait and search continue,” says Feroze.
A scene from the play ‘Almost Flawless’
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Written and directed by Feroze, the devised manufacturing is structured as absurd theatre and is predicated on true incidents. “The dark comedy has an important undertone,” he provides. While Sowmya Okay handles the set design, lighting and sound is by Ajay Yadav.
Happy to return to the theatre circuit, Feroze says, “We were all away doing different things but thanks to the pandemic, we returned home.” With Sifar’s theatre workshop set to start in June, the group is giving form to its theatre plans.
( Almost Flawless to be staged at Rangabhoomi Spaces, Gachibowli on June 5 at 7 30pm; Tickets: ₹ 200; bookmyshow.com and on the venue)