GUWAHATI: A brand new adaptation of Rob Drummond’s work, True and False was staged today at Pragjyoti ITA Machkhowa, Guwahati. The play has been directed by Rohan Kr Das and produced by Pallavi Chumki Barua under the banner of Ruby Visions and Bob Barua Benefaction. The play portrays a world of reality shows and explores notions of truth and falsehood. The cast features well known Assamese film and theatre names like Jit Chaliha, Ranjeev Lal Barua, Neetali Das, Lima Das, and Pratyush Baruah.
Known for his role in A Plot for Murder and Directorial ventures such as Art for Art’s Sake and The Murder Game, Director Rohan Kr Das shared his experience with this play and the cast, saying, “It was overwhelming to direct this play with a cast where everyone has their own set of benchmarks. The audience’s reaction and appreciation today has encouraged us to come up with more such work in the future.”
The play enthralled the audience with a live quiz show with a suspenseful, hyper real time-space alternation brought on by memory. It also led the audience to identify with the many contemporary social and tropical issues of everyday life. The spectator enters into a hair raising ‘live’ arena where a quizmaster hustles neurotic participants, camera-ready faces, paste-on smiles and concocted realities. The extremely talented Jit Chaliha plays the 60 year old Quiz Master, Brian O’Neill; Ranjeev Lal Barua enacts the role of Irfan Ahmed, a psychriatrist/participant in the show; Neetali Das in the character of Meera Singhania Portrays a former quiz show champion and repeat participant; Lima Das plays the lead character of Sandra Branganza, a housewife/participant; and the show’s Production Manager Pratiek Duggal is played by Pratyush Barua. The next performance is dated on December 22, 2018.
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