Project S.T.R.I.P., a Comic Satire in Mumbai

Issai Kudumbam announced an exhilarating performance forthcoming in the busiest city in India. Yes, Mumbai the financial capital, and the most vibrant city in India. It is also culturally rich and is never wanting in entertainment in any aspect of Fine Arts, be it Music, Dance or Drama. Mumbai city is culturally oriented and notwithstanding all the commitments to work, routine, soap operas on the TV etc. – the people are ever eager and look forward to attending and patronizing “live stage performances”, which is the secret of vibrant success of the attempts.

Q Theatre Productions (QTP) presents Project S.T.R.I.P., a comic satire written by Ram Ganesh Kamatham and directed by Quasar Thakore Padamsee. The play tells the story of the discovery of a native island community and their contribution towards the ‘progress and trade’ of the modern world.

The play involves the acquisition of invaluable resources off a fictitious island in the Bay of Bengal. The natives find themselves trapped in the chaos of the developed world. Who will guard them? Will the tribal life be compromised? Who will win? While the play deals with the concept of primitive vs. civilized, it is presented with verbal wit and visual humor.

The cast includes Shruti Sridharan, Neil Bhoopalam, Dilnaz Irani, Harssh Singh, and Tariq Vasudeva. Quasar Thakore Padamsee is renowned for his productions such as The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (1999), All My Sons(2000-01), Minorities (2002), Acid (2004), Kindertransport (2004), which dealt with contemporary social issues and exhibited a strong commitment to experimentation with form and design. He returns to directing after spending three years as Assistant Director on The Midsummer Night’s Dream (2006-08) which opened in India and toured the UK, Italy, Australia, the USA and Canada.

Ram believes that, “The aspiration of Project S.T.R.I.P. is to produce an insightful, relevant and meaningful dramatic performance that provokes thought while entertaining the audience.”

QTP will show Project S.T.R.I.P. for 18 shows only from:
June 16 to June 21 at Prithvi Theatre (26149546)
June 27 & June 28 at Sathaye College Auditorium (9833436344)
July 1 to July 5 at NCPA Experimental Theatre (22824567)

Tickets: 39895050 and

Author: Ms. Lakshmi


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