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Comedy Play God (Jun 03)

Comedy Play God (Jun 03) is an event that took place on 20-Jun-2003 in Hyderabad.
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'Expressions' is an active theater club that conducts theater workshops and also presents plays on stage. This group has performed successfully in English and Hindi since 1989. It has presented a number of plays that include Neil Simon's Seduction, A A Milne's The Man in the Bowler Hat, Woody Allen's God, Anton Chekov's The Bear, Kishen Chander's Sarai Ke Baahar, Moliere's The Doctor In Spite of himself, Arvind Mittal's Jimkaladi, Neil Simon's The Star-Spangled Girl, The Good Doctor, The Defenseless Creature, Seduction, The Arrangement, The Surgery and Come Blow Your Horn, and Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid in the past.

Today, Expressions along with Department of Culture is all set to present an absurd comedy play called 'GOD'. The play's cast comprises 23 characters, which includes 5 from the live audience.

Synopsis - Woody Allen's 'GOD'

An ending of an Athenian play - The Slave - is being played by the actor Diabetes along with the writer Hepatitis. The other actors are spread all over the auditorium. Eccentric? But that's Woody Allen style.

Humor is kicked all along as both the writer and the actor consider themselves above each other. Then there is Doris Levine in her robust best with an 'orgasm' fixation who takes the role opposite the slave. Diabetes and Hepatitis go bonkers over her. Bored with them, she turns to the audience to satisfy her.

Well! This was planned, and before anybody from the audience can oblige her, the actor, actress and writer get together, and amidst 'spasms of orgasms' plus expert guidance from Woody on the phone, the stage is set for the show.

Enter Lorenzo Miller who announces that he is a writer and has created the audience.

Enter Trichinosis who claims to have met Socrates at the Acropolis and suggests that he has the ending of the play. His contribution is God Zeus with his symbolic thunderbolt, and can bring salvation to a grateful but impotent group of mortals.

The play is set as a play in a play. Enter Chorus who keeps pricking Diabetes consciously, time and again.

Doris playing opposite the slave is not a bit pleased being in his company, for she wants Diabetes to break the shackles of slavery. But then Diabetes is man who likes slavery and thinks freedom is dangerous - a notion that makes him the butt of all jokes from everybody on the stage and the chorus.

The king wants to kill the slave who summons God Zeus. Zeus cannot save him for he himself is in need of a doctor… And later...

So the big question and the crux - can GOD save man?
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