To be or not to be Bajirao is not something to gloss over, if the popularity
of this one is anything to go by. Mumbai's longest running comedy play currently,
this one has put Rage, its producers, firmly in the top league of theater companies
in India, and as Rotary Club of Secunderabad brings it to Hyderabad this weekend,
it's time for theater lovers to scramble for invitations.
was last presented at ITC Kakatiya Sheraton on the 30th September of last year
and is an adaptation of Herb Gardener's Broadway superhit "I'm Not Rappaport".
It is set in Five Gardens in Dadar, where two old men, Madhukar Kulkarni, a Maharashtrian
Ex-freedom fighter, and Dhunjisha Batliwalla, the aging Parsi secretary of a building
society, meet everyday on their self-assigned park bench. They refuse to accept
old age, and as they engage in a series of adventures, the consequences are hilarious.
Rage was founded in 1992, and its first ever play was on AIDS, called "Are There Tigers In The Congo?" Since then Rage has attracted audiences not only in Mumbai but all over the country, with plays such as "Love Letters" of Hosi Vasunia, "I Ought To Be In Pictures" of Neil Simons, "One For The Road" of Harold Printers and "Steel Magnolias" of Hosi Vasunia. The company has also staged its plays abroad at places like Colombo, Singapore, Dubai and Sharjah.
I'm Not Bajirao is one of the first multi-lingual productions, and draws its seven-member
cast from the English, Marathi and Hindi stages. Please contact 650-5050 for further