Bidding Adieu with Dignity

Published: 29th December 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th December 2014 06:05 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: Farewells are tough, it is always difficult to say bye. But the play ‘Farewell’ staged by the Samahaara theatre workshop on Sunday had a tad different story to it.

Though the name of the play is run-of-the-mill and sounds simple, the plot is very unique and rare and gave a reality check through comedy to its audiences. “I got the idea, if today is to be your last day, and you are given a chance to write your own obituary, what would you write was the idea behind the play, ” says Ratna Shekhar Reddy, director of the play. The plot revolves around a farewell day of an engineering college, where students are called to come together for one last activity before heading off in different directions--the activity being writing their own obituary. The realisation of what they do in life defines them and the way they want to be remembered is what makes up the rest of the play.

“I just gave the idea to the actors, the story was developed through debates and discussions by the actors in the workshop of Samahaara, the plot was eventually scripted, ” explains Ratna Shekhar, adding  “The basic point of the play is about what we are, what are we doing in life, what image we have reflected upon others life.”

The group of young actors left the audience spellbound, teary eyed with their message ‘you are the architect of your own life.’


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