Comedy play The Siddhus of Upper Juhu to make its international debut in Dubai
Dubai: October 11, 2015 [PR, Dubai Post, The News Blog of UAE]
As residents of the UAE get ready for the Dubai Comedy Festival scheduled from 15th to 24th October, one family has already booked its place. The Siddhus of Upper Juhu, an English play by well-known Indian theatre group, Rage, is all set to mark its debut in the festival on 15th and 16th October. Directed by Rahul da Cunha with a talented cast including Bollywood actors Rajit Kapur and Shernaz Patel, the festival marks the first international outing of the play which has been doing full house shows and is widely appreciated in India for its sharp and witty dialogues and a down-to-earth, realistic storyline. A window to the life of an ordinary family of Mumbai, The Siddhus of Upper Juhu finds laughter and comic relief in the most depressing of situations.
What: The Siddhus of Upper Juhu
o 100 minutes Comedy Play by Indian Theatre Group Rage
o Language: English
Date and Time: October 15,, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. & October 16, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Gates open 7:30 p.m.
Where: Centrepoint, Theatre Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Ticket price: Silver: AED 100, Gold: AED 200, Diamond: AED 300, VIP: AED 500
For tickets and information, please call 04 3414777 / 04 457 3212
Organised by ADSS, contact: 04 369 2128 or 056 2746089 for sponsorships and association opportunities or send an email to email@example.com
Synopsis: Set in urban Mumbai, India, The Siddhus of Upper Juhu tells the tale of middle-aged, middle-income couple which has landed in troubled waters. If their 2-bedroom house in Upper Juhu was not riddled with problems already – what with stinking garbage, constant BMC drilling, howling stray dogs, noise pollution and walls too thin to keep out neighbours’ conversations – Balvinder, aka, Bubbles Siddhu, the man of the house is sacked from his job. Already traumatised with his surroundings and as more adds on, Bubbles eventually suffers nervous breakdown. What happens next in this 100-minute play as more characters pour in, creates a story that will have the audience shaking with laughter at the family’s hilarious attempts to get back on its feet.
Dimple Mitra of ADSS who brought the play to Dubai, said: “Many situations in life, however depressing, have a comic side to them, and laughing at our troubles actually helps deal with them better. The Siddhus of Upper Juhu is a light, yet honest attempt to highlight the troubles of living in a complex and bustling city like Mumbai. Some in the audience may even relate to the Siddhus; they may recognise a family member or a neighbor or a colleague in them. This very familiarity will touch a chord with the viewers who will find themselves completely involved in the family’s affairs, and yet at the same time will be laughing away at the entertaining action on the stage.
“ADSS has always endeavored to bring quality plays to the UAE audience which boasts of classy storylines and seasoned actors. We have attempted to present theatre that people can identify with, and at the same time delivers intellectual content and food for thought.”