An NCPA Production in association with Akvarious Productions
After 22 shows across 5 cities, and the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award for Best Actress, Tendulkar’s controversial classic is back at the NCPA. Set in and around a college campus in Poona (now Pune) in the 1940’s, A Friend’s Story is about three students – the diffident Bapu, the carefree Mitra, and the deceptive Nama. Essentially a love triangle, A Friend’s Story is Vijay Tendulkar’s understated ‘Greek tragedy’ about obsession, jealousy, betrayal, and a search for redemption. Based on events that took place around the middle of the last century, about a theme that many still consider taboo, the play that once expanded the horizons of Indian drama, stands out even today, as an avant-garde tour-de-force.
Written by Vijay Tendulkar
Translated by: Gowri Ramnarayan
Directed by Akash Khurana
Cast: Abhay Mahajan, Sayalee Phatak, Parna Pethe, Priyanshu Painyuli & Dhruv Kalra