This Season, DreamScope Theatre by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc, New York, is bringing to you the magic surrounding Old-Fashioned letter writing and takes you through a nostalgic and intimate affair of two friends.
Love Letters traces the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, spirited and unstable painter Melissa Gardner; the story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written- and what is left unsaid- in their letters.
DreamScope Theatre looks upon A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters as a way of redefining Theatre in India. With Love Letters, we aim to render the fourth theatrical wall, redundant whilst blending the performers with the audience and the fictionality of theatre with the hard sheen of reality. Evoking the personal, the intimate and the fragile gossamer of the relationships between a staid lawyer and a spirited artist, as they grow up and grow on in their interactions with each other, is predicated on the spatial and elemental arrangement of the play.
Directed by Nishant Shah.
Produced by DreamScope Theatre
Cast includes… Puja Goyal, Prithvi Vishwanath, and Sanjay Das.
Stage Arrangements by Manish Goyal.
Music: Nikhil Goyal, Michelle Peters, Jason Zacc and Naveen Thomas will be performing seven songs, including their own compositions.
Invites available at: Raaga, Devatha Plaza, Residency Road, Bangalore-25
Venue: Gallery Sumukha, 24/10, BTS Depot Road, Behind Parjima Medical Centre, Bangalore.
‘Love Letters’ will be staged at Gallery Sumukha on the 28th, 29th and 30th of October, 2004, starting at 6:30 p.m. for duration of 140 minutes each. Love Letters is our attempt at bringing to the English theatre in Bangalore, the coziness of cocktail theatre, the disillusionment of Brechtian performance and the spatial anchoring of an installation artwork.
‘Love Letters’, will be performed in the form of Installation art and combines three forms of art; music, theatre, and coinciding with a painting exhibition titled “Woven Memoirs” by Rajneesh Kaur and curated by Dr. Alka Pande.