An English Play for Actors and Orchestra
An NCPA Production in collaboration with the Symphony Orchestra of India
A dissident is locked up in an asylum. If he accepts that he was ill and has been cured, he will be released. He refuses. Sharing his cell is a real lunatic who believes himself to be surrounded by an orchestra. As the dissident’s son begs his father to free himself with a lie, Tom Stoppard’s darkly funny and provocative play asks if denying the truth is a price worth paying for liberty. The play premiered in 1977 as a part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee celebrations. This rarely performed masterpiece features a 40-piece orchestra playing live onstage.
Written by Tom Stoppard
Music by André Previn
Directed by Bruce Guthrie
Cast includes: Deepika Deshpande Amin, Sohrab Ardeshir, Neil Bhoopalam, Mihaail Karachiwala & Denzil Smith
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