Once upon a time on stage
Starting out as a production house, Miran has done work from theatre to concerts. Miran Production’s theatrical production Once Upon A Time was recently staged for a full house at Epicentre, Gurgaon and was extremely well received by the audience.
Once Upon a Time is a repertoire of five short stories based on human emotions and relationships. These entertaining pieces from everyday life are magnificent in their simplicity. An amalgamation of human psyche and sentiments, there is a tale for every occasion set in reality whether depicting love, longing, anxiety or fear.
The unique collection made the audience laugh, cry, feel and think, all in a roller-coaster journey of one hour. Carefully curated from different genres and varied in their narration and style, the stories are related in their richness and intensity. Once Upon a Time was conceptualized and directed by Sujata Soni Bali, founder of Miran Productions. Sujata has produced several features and documentaries, as well as the theatrical production like Revisiting the Epics, Komedy & Kavis that have been successfully running in theatres across India for more than three years. Passionate about social causes, she aims to add a spark and meaning to otherwise sad or sensitive issues.
Performances were staged by well-known artists- Tom Alter, Charu Shankar and Sunit Tandon. Occasionally referred to as the “Blue-eyed saheb with the impeccable Hindi”, Tom Alter, as a thespian and television actor, is most prominently known for his work in Bollywood. All five stories, got the audience- old and young alike- hooked on to the play with their interesting story line.
The five stories were Sharifan - A poignant story set at the time of partition; The Classroom - A depiction of a teacher’s first class; Last Letter - A story about a father’s last letter to his daughter; Twenty Questions - An amusing story about an arranged marriage set-up, Ek Lamha - An ethereal depiction of a poet finding his muse as he passes by the tenth floor of a building.