THE FATHER by Florian Zeller
Originally written in French, this play, described by the writer as "a tragic farce" jolts us into the awareness that a very thin line separates the ludicrous from the pathetic. Wry, moving, hilarious and disturbing by turns, on one level "Father" is a family drama and on another a searing picture of mental dysfunction and the toll it takes on both sufferer and carer. It is the story of an Alzheimer's patient. THE FATHER, in this translation by Christopher Hampton, was commissioned by the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, and first presented on 16 October 2014. Motley theatre is playing it back to back at NCPA, Mumbai in September. [Source: MUMBAI THEATRE GUIDE]
"Naseeruddin Shah will tread the fine line that separates the ludicrous from the pathetic in The Father..." says vikram phukan in The HIndu.
Director : Naseeruddin Shah
Cast : Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Heeba Shah, Sayan Mukherjee, Saahil Vaid, Bhavna Pani, Aahana Kumra, Neeraj Kabi, Faisal Rashid, Trishla Patel, Prerna Chawla and Jaya Virrley
Lighting Design: Arghya Lahiri Set Design: Arghya Lahiri, Anuradha Parekh Benegal & Ratna Pathak Shah.
Set execution: Jairaj Patil & stage service Sound Design: Saahil Vaid Produced by : Jairaj Patil Co-director: Ratna Pathak Shah
Where: NCPA Experimental Theatre, Marine Drive, Mumbai
When: September 2 to September 30 2018!
Time: 7:00 pm