Dramanon is staging an English play, "The Original Last Wish Baby", on 18th October, at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium. Produced by Dramanon, this Hyderabad adaptation of the eponymous William Seebring satire is a blend of black humor, pathos and unexpected moments of tragi-comedy. Throughout the play, there is a strong criticism of popular culture and sensationalism.
The play begins with all of Hyderabad caught up in what may be the last wishes of a baby born without a heart. The irony of the sad event is covered by the media, which later succumbs to capitalistic urges. The mother of the baby goes on to star in a reality TV show so that everyone can hear the baby's last wishes every night.
Subsequently, the whole country wakes up to this miracle baby's wishes. The world takes a note of all the events that follow, thanks to media coverage. An expose about the baby's identity briefly sows the seeds of doubt among Indians, and many controversies follow.
The play's radical element lies in its brilliant roller-coaster scripting and the use of the visual medium in such a way that theater borders on cinema.
An irreverent dissection of the media stranglehold on the masses' minds, The Original Last Wish Baby takes fluffy news casting, sympathy mongering, and the "right to life" movement to their logical conclusions, and well beyond.
Founded in 1991, Dramanon, a theatre fraternity originally comprising of the faculty members and students of Manipal, has grown from strength to strength and evolved into a team which has staged 22 successful plays till date, all of which have recorded rave reviews and wide critical acclaim. Now settled professionally at various places all over India, the alumni of Dramanon want to carry their passion for theater wherever their career takes them. After staging four successful shows in Bangalore, Dramanon now endeavors to entertain the Hyderabad audiences.
The entry is by tickets priced at Rs. 200 / Rs. 150 / Rs. 100 each. Please contact Sudhir Pai at 99089-33318 for tickets and further details.