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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Let's Play Madras on August 22nd

This Madras Day, on August 22nd, between 7 pm and 11 pm… Experience Madras like never before and showcase how Madras-savvy you are!

The Great Madras Board Game 

To Register, Click HERE

Event Description :

It’s AUGUST 22 – It’s MADRAS DAY – The Day this city was officially established as a little Trading Post off what’s today our own Marina Bay…
And we are celebrating it WITH A BOARD GAME. For Once, we produce, you are the actors, ARE YOU WILLING TO STEP UP TO THE STAGE AND PLAY?
Conceived over 12 years ago, in 2007, we’ve worked constantly on and off to get here… We’ve developed a BOARD GAME FOR YOU… THE GREAT MADRAS TRIP
How well do you know your city?
You think you’re a hard-core North Madras beast? You think the ECR and the OMR are the palm of your hands? Or are the creature that’s lost in CHENNAI without your Google Maps and GPS?
Show us, strut your knowledge of WHAT WE CALL MADRAS and you call Chennai.
BASIC GAME DESCRIPTION: You’re a traveller. We give you starting points to choose, we provide you the destination based on the origin. And you have to get there. You roll the dice, you strategise the route using modes of city transport we provide and a certain amount of resources to use. As you (and your partner – did we not say it’s a team of two game ? Oh my !!) explore the city, you’d come across challenges we pose (after all Mario and Luigi can’t get to Super Mario Central without challenges and obstacles, can they?). This is going to test your knowledge of Trivia and Heritage as well as the HISTORY OF THIS MARVELLOUS MADRAS… and of course, what is city traffic without situations that prompt delays and stuck-ups !

SOUNDS LIKE YOUR KIND OF FUN AND CONNECT WITH MADRAS?
Sign up using the Google Form found in the link above! We’ve 3 slots of time, choose your time, come with your partner, pay your registration fee and you’re all set to Explore Madras.

WE ARE GAME, ARE YOU? LETS PLAY MADRAS….on THE GREAT MADRAS TRIP – 22nd AUGUST, 2019 (THURSDAY). 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

TOTAL MOONSENSE

... is a summer-time comedy play for all you who are 8 years old and above!

TOTAL MOONSENSE ? What's that ??

Inspired by James Thurber's classic short story "Many Moons" comes this TOTAL MOONSENSE

Princess Lenore of Lenoress Town wants the Moon. And she falls sick. Yeh Dil Ki Baat Hai!!!

From the good old time of doting Kings and lovable Princess, bumbling Jesters and bungling Prime Ministers (these days they are bumbling dime a dozen, don't they!!!)...

Goofy Royal Magicians and Royal Mathematicians who can't get their numbers right... comes this story.

Add to this mix of bumbling characters in this comedy of errors our own INDIAN ASTROLOGER - Panchu Mama - and a bunch of travelling Bollywood shooting-stars!

It's an approximate hour of riot we've lined up for you, your family and YOUR KIDS!

TOTAL MOONSENSE that is not completely total non-sense!

In the cast: Abhishek Ramabhadran, Aravind S, Ashvi KS, Krishna Kumar S, Pranav Diwakar, Priyanka Sankaran, Shrivatz A, Shubh Mukherjee, Utsav Raj, Varsha Varadarajan

Script by KK
Directed by Shrivatz Agaram

TICKETS - ₹ 200/-

At CurioPlay, Alwarpet on 25th May (Saturday), 2019 - 5 pm and 7 p.m
Available on Townscript here - BOOK TICKETS FOR TOTAL MOONSCRIPT 

For further details, call us at 9884029850 or email at bearandbeanbag@gmail.com

Thursday, February 28, 2019

World Theatre Day 2019 - Presenting ANTIGONE...

We're excited. It's another WORLD THEATRE DAY. But for us it's not just another WTD this 2019. This is our 21st WTD celebrations, which we started back in 1998. And this WTD, on March 27, we fructify with our long-cherished production - ANTIGONE - adapted, devised and scripted putting together multiple sources that include but not limited to Sophocles, Hölderlin and Brecht...

The universality and contemporaneity of ANTIGONE is undeniable, and is resonant in today's war-torn, strife-ridden world as well as India, as ever.

EVENT: Performance of ANTIGONE
Medium: Theatre performance
Language: ENGLISH
Duration: 70 minutes
Date: 27 MARCH, 2019 (one performance only on its premiere)
Venue: ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE MADRAS, Chennai, India

Stay tuned here as well as here for further details...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

HOUDUNNIT - 3 short, comic thrillers














An Illusionist swallowing razors, his niece, a young man in the audience - what's the connection?

A woman, her husband, their new refridgerator - what's the connection?

A young couple, a belt in their pooja room, their servant maid's husband - what's the connection? Piqued?

Be there on Feb 2nd, 2019 ( 5:00 pm and 7.30 pm) to laugh, to be surprised, to be shocked in turns. HOUDUNNIT is a sure fire Houdini act!

TICKETS - ₹ 200/-, available for Reservations at 9884029850 / 9884029866.

Or online at:
www.eventjini.com/houdunnit

https://www.townscript.com/e/houdunnit-3-short-very-different-comic-thrillers-012220

Email masquerade.madras@gmail.com for booking/blocking and more details.

Celebrating our 24 years of journey, as we complete 24 and get ready to enter 25 - it's all been about community entertainment! Come join our celebration of theatre entertainment!

In the cast: Ashvi K.S., Dhiraj Athreya, Dileep Rangan T, Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram, KK (Masquerade), Shakila Arun, Shrivatz (Steve) Agharam & Shubh Mukherjee

Directed by Krishna Kumar S

Be inside the Venue 15 minutes before the show time. STRICTLY NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE INSIDE THE VENUE. NO ENTRY ONCE THE PERFORMANCE STARTS. Ticket is non-refundable, non-transferable. IF LATE, AND ENTRY DENIED, PLEASE UNDERSTAND, DO NOT CREATE A SCENE, REACH OUT TO US LATER at masquerade.madras@gmail.com with HOUDUNNIT as Subject.

We do not have Wheelchair Assistance nor the venue has Ramp.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

WORLD THEATRE DAY 2018 @ Masquerade, Chennai

This World Theatre Day...

on March 27th, 2018...

We bring you one of our more popular shows... PARROT'S LIES

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Masquerade is entering 25 and we start our 25th season this WORLD THEATRE DAY - MARCH 27 - with a production we had mounted earlier in 2001 and 2006... We return to it, 12 years later...
PARROT'S LIES...

An author has written a play for an actor, with whom he has scores to settle, and influences the Producer of their theatre company to cast the actor in the lead role. The actor seizes his chance, has a surprise in store for the artist. A Twist in the tale…

PARROT'S LIES is an expose of employees in the creative industry, constantly with knives on the backs of others, in a desperate attempt to regain their lost reputations. PARROT'S LIES is a wild and disgusting game of power, a horribly realistic representation of actions and gestures - acts of oppression and gestures of subjugation and genuflections.

The universal value and its contemporaneity is unmistakable...

Andreas Marber, born in 1961, is one of contemporary Germany’s respected and popular playwrights and dramaturge at the Nationalhaus (National Theatre) Hamburg. PARROT'S LIES had its Hamburg premiere in January 2001

The play has some strong language. Restricted to 16 years and above audience.

The Occasion:  March 27th is universally celebrated as the World Theatre Day and Masquerade has been celebrating this day each year since 1996 in Chennai. Each year, we perform a production on this day in the company of other theatre artists as audience. We also open it out to general ticketed public. This year we also introduce to the larger theatre community Chennai’s one of its kind BLACK BOX STUDIO, located in ADYAR!

Venue: ALCHEMY BLACK BOX STUDIO, 8/69, 2nd Floor, Teacher’s Colony, Adyar (next to Indira Nagar Café Coffee Day)

The venue has a limited seating capacity of 70 seats only. Seating by first come first served. Ensure you have reserved your seats. Tickets may not be available at the box office at the venue.

THE VENUE IS IN A DEAD-END WITH A NO PARKING AREA. HENCE, PARKING TO BE MADE IN THE ADJACENT STREETS FOR 4 WHEELERS. 2 WHEELER PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE BASEMENT OF THE VENUE. ONLY LIMITED 2 WHEELER PARKING. (Around 20 bikes)

ENTRY PASSES (Rs. 200/-) available at https://www.eventjini.com/parrotslies or by direct booking (call: 98840 29866)