Friday, April 15, 2011


That's the title of the play to be staged tomorrow (16 April 2011; 5:30 p.m.) in the Satish Dhawan Auditorium at IISc. It promises to be a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to it. Here's the poster (click to embiggen):

Written and directed by Vyasa Shastry, a grad student in our Department, the play will showcase the highly talented folks at the Header & Footer Club, a student group at IISc [Disclosure: I'm their faculty adviser]. This is how Vyasa described the play to me in an e-mail:

It is a lighthearted, satirical look at life in the eyes of the youth, at a time when uncertainty is rife, the future in unknown and everything is possible, ... a time when the ties of friendship can rival that of a family.

Okay, I guess Vyasa wanted to be coy about the play's storyline or its major theme. But he was totally un-coy about the play being open not just to IISc folks, but to everyone. While there is no entry fee, the Header and Footer Club would appreciate contributions to their charity drive on behalf of the Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore.

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This is the second play by the Club --their first play was Safar, the "Smash Hit Comedy" which they staged first at IISc before taking it to a larger audience at a professional venue in the city.