This laugh riot pokes fun at idiosyncracies

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This laugh riot pokes fun at idiosyncracies

Delhiites were recently regaled with a comedy theatre festival by one of the best troupes in the business, Behroopiya Entertainers. The two-day fest featured their most popular plays Anonymous A Clownesque Tragical Magical Comedy and Tragedy of Madbeth and also a Laugh Shaff which included performances by stand-up comedy artistes Neeti Palta and Abijit Ganguly. The ML Bhartia auditorium in Alliance Francaise roared with laughter throughout.

Behroopiya Entertainers has been adapting Western classics for the past 10 years now to cater to the Indian theatre audience. From creating high end productions like Boeing Boeing and Run for your Wife (world’s longest running comedy) to small skits which are custom-made for corporate events with dance pieces, stand-up shows etc., they are masters of their genre – comedy. A small repertory of actors, writers and directors, led by well-known theatre person Rupesh Tillu, has been constantly churning hilarious productions.
 
At the recent theatre fest, they presented Anonymous A Clownesque Tragical Magical Comedy in association with Theatreact, Sweden. In today’s world, we are constantly filming or being filmed. We continuously film events in our life instead of experiencing them. Popo also feels so having lost the choice to be anonymous. So, after losing his home, he decides to be anonymous. But does he succeed? It was a highly experimental and interactive play, a truly rib-tickling experience. 

Tragedy of Madbeth, inspired by the Shakespearean classic, was a combination of slapstick, acrobatics, mime, songs and improvisations. Amidst thunder and lightening, three witches meet with Beth and Banquo, from where on Beth tries his best to live up to all the prophesies the witches make with his imaginary friend Banquo. 

It’s a roller coaster ride in the world created by Beth and Banquo. In Laugh Shaff, Neeti Palta brought the female perspective to stand-up comedy, targeting everything from the life of a woman in India to Indian parents, uniquely Indian idiosyncrasies, current affairs, daily irritants etc. 

Abijit Ganguly specialised in stereotype observations, alcoholism, office experience, student life, relationships, marriage, parties, Bengali-Punjabi tussle, beggars, media, Delhi Metro, Facebook, societal problems, middle class life and more. 

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