Rajiv began his journey with Basheer over ten years ago, with the staging of ‘Moonshine and Skytoffee’ in 2004. The play was rehearsed and performed at the Alliance Francaise of Madras. So its quite appropriate that we come back to the Alliance with ‘Under the Mangosteen Tree’ ten years later. Since we’re on a bit of a nostalgia trip, we thought we’d share some photos that we dug up from the shows in 2004. Aparna, Dayal, Bala, Hans, Jagan, Babu, Taruna, and Gayatri on stage and many, many friends and familiar faces in the audience. There is in fact one audience member who is now part of the Basheer journey. Can you spot him?
Under the Mangosteen Tree, a play in English, based on the stories of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, will be performed on April 18th and 19th at 7pm at Adishakti, Pondicherry, and at The Alliance Francaise of Madras on April 25 and 26, 2015 at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm on both days. Tickets for the Madras shows are priced at Rs. 200 and available at www.eventjini.com and www.bookmyshow.com or call our tele-booking number at 9445961425. Formerly known as Sangathi Arinhya! (Have you heard!), the play has performed 49 shows across 9 cities.