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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    6 May 2023 | 4:00 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs. 315 & 270/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs. 350 & 300/-
  • Duration
    100 mins

Event Details

Marathi Play

On one level, Prasthan Urf Exit is about a married couple in their eighties. They have lived together for more than 50 years, loved and fought with each other, had sex and worked through life, earned and spent together, had children who are now in the U.S.A. Today, they are lonely, tired and ailing. They are both fearful of death and yet, they are ready for it. Funnily, death seems to be playing games with them because Yamadoota’s malfunctioning app is unable to tell who among them is dead.

On a deeper level, the play is about the absurdity of life and death; about being aware of having spent a mediocre life, devoid of any intensity. It is about following different ideologies, but in such an insipid way that you have nothing more to show for it but minor superficial grudges. It is about the ‘happiness industry’ of these capitalist times which makes the higher middle classes selfish and rids them of guilt, and the realisation that there is no meaning to life but the one that we attribute to it to sustain us as human beings. When these two levels intersect, what emerges is an absurdist tragicomedy.

Winner of three MaTa  Sanmaan Awards 2023, including Best Actor, Best Playwright and Best Experimental Play

Playwright: Makarand Sathe
Director: Alok Rajwade
Cast: Suhita Thatte, Tushar Tengale & Gajanan Paranjape
Producer: Amey Gosavi
Produced by Rakhadi Studio


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