A comedy visual about rural India, where abnormal is the new normal and dysfunctional is the new functional.
The mock story revolves around an underhanded and manipulative Mayor of Bihar state in India, whose daughter Baby is the same age as her step-mom Jalebi. The town magistrate does everything but legislate. The civil surgeon practices, or rather mal-practices sound surgical procedures, the school principal fornicates. Lalita Ji and Jhimli constantly negotiate to be in the good books of the Mayor. All of above disintegrate when the blissfully dysfunctional town is set asunder with the arrival of the mysterious Kumar who spirals its people into a tale of lies. The entire play is narrated and enacted in English.
The strength of the play lies in its cast members who are trained by You Can Act.
Directed by Vaibhav Parashar, Bihar Diaries introduces many new talents including Dr. Ajay Kapur as the Civil Surgeon, Kandarp Modi as the Magistrate, Sooriah Narsiah as the Principal Saab, Dr. Nishtha Kapur as Jhimli, actor – Gauri Prasad as Jalebi, Shereen Mohiuddin as Lalita Ji, Aryan Kanji as Gobar Singh, Ashlesh Narsiah as the Postmaster, Krystal Grover as Jhalia,Ravi Desaraju as Kumar, Pushkar Narsiah as the Messenger and Vaibhav Parashar as the Mayor Saab. Also, featuring Shannon Pais as Baby. Shannon is the winner of the most recent Bollywood Star, the famous Canadian reality TV show. Renowned Shiamak Davar International has choreographed the dance moves.
This is where new and amateur student actors get the opportunity to learn acting from professionals and showcase their talent through platforms like Bihar Diaries.
You Can Act aims to motivate not just youth but people of all the ages and professionals, which is evident in the cast of the play.
With the belief ‘You Can Act’, the team of Bihar Diaries invites everyone to come and enjoy their first presentation.
When: Saturday, 7 November, 2015
Where: Michael Power St Joseph School
Time: 3:00 PM
Tickets: $15 and you can purchase them HERE.
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