Tickling the funny bone


Tickling the funny bone

The opening night of the play was a great success with the hall being packed with enthusiastic spectators.  A cocktail party, held before the play, saw all the socialites letting their hair down and catching up with each other as they looked forward to watching the play.A comedy of errors based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Move Over’s lead cast consisted of powerhouse performers — Aamir Raza Husain and Virat Husain. Set in the backdrop of a modern-day flat, the play revolves around three couples, each of whom suspects the other of having an illicit relationship with the other.

Virat and Aamir play the roles of Tia and Phillip Oberon respectively.
The couple has an over enthusiastic and highly irritable interior decorator Lysander, who has the hots for the helper of the house.
All is going well when suddenly, Tia’s friend Helena Lodge turns up and requests Tia to lend her the apartment for the night, as she wants to bring her boyfriend over.
She reads out a long love letter written by her boyfriend to Tia, which she accidentally leaves on the couch.

Phillip comes across the letter and thinks Lysander and Tia are having an affair. Meanwhile, Helena’s husband Desmond, who works with Phillip in book publishing business, also wants to spend the night in the same flat with his lover. He persuades Phillip to give him the flat. What follows is a rip-roaring comedy full of chaos and laughter.
The two respective lovers turn up at the flat later and cause even more confusion during the already twisted situation. To top it all, popular writer Mrs Longbottom, turns up at the flat  for a publishing deal. So each person has to pretend to be the other.  All the actors did justice to their respective roles. Everyone played their part with utmost sincerity — Virat and Aamir as the Oberons, Kamini Khanna as Mrs Longbottom or Damandip and Radhika as the Lodges.

But undoubtedly, the icing on the cake was Ananth’s portrayal of the interior designer Lysander. His act involving jumping up and down the bed had the audience in splits. His constant shouting, “I am not a decorator. I am a designer,” especially at Phillip, were appreciated by one and all. 

There was hardly a moment without the audience breaking into gales of laughter. Every scene was funny and every dialogue witty. “The play was extremely funny and full of twists. The sets were amazing too,” said Dunstan, a play-lover present at the event.
 “The guy who played the role of the interior designer was absolutely outstanding.”

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