Comedy and the couch
Get ready for a laughter ride as the Capital is going to some great events this weekend. A English comedy play, California Suite directed by Vishesh Arora will be tickling you. The comedy is composed of three playlets set in Suite 203-04, which consists of a living room and an adjoining bedroom with an ensuite bath, in The Beverly Hills Hotel. Conservative middle-aged businessman Marvin Michaels is the visitor from Philadelphia, who awakens to discover a prostitute named Bunny unconscious in his bed after consuming a bottle of vodka. With his wife Millie on her way up to the suite, he must find a way to conceal all traces of his uncharacteristic indiscretion.
The visitors from London are British actress Diana Nichols, a first-time nominee for the Academy Award for best actress, and her husband Sidney, a once-closeted antique dealer who increasingly has become indiscreet about his sexual orientation. The Oscar is an honor that could jumpstart her faltering career, although Diana knows she doesn't have a chance of winning. She is in deep denial about the true nature of her marriage of convenience, and as she prepares for her moment in the spotlight, her mood fluctuates from hope to panic to despair.
The visitors from Chicago are two affluent couples who are best friends. Stu Franklyn and his wife Gert and Mort Hollender and his wife Beth are taking a much-needed vacation together. Things begin to unravel quickly when Beth is hurt during a mixed doubles tennis match and Mort accuses Stu of having caused her injury by lobbing the ball.
The second event is The Quicky Jar - a standup comedy based on collective that produces a Monday Morning Quickie podcast and live stand-up shows. The show features comedians-Vikramjit Singh, Abhishek Upmanyu, Madhvendra Singh,Denny George,Rohan Desai.
So plan your weekend evening and book your ticket soon.
Where: Akshara Theatre, Connaught Palce
When: 28 June
Timing: 5.30 pm, 7 pm, 8.30 pm