The abduction drama

The abduction drama
Here's a treat for the theater lovers. Yatrik Theatre is producing Dario Fo's Abducting Diana in collaboration with Italian Cultural Centre and Old World Culture at the India Habitat Centre.

For those who don't know better, Fo is the 1997 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and known for plays like Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Can't Pay? Won't Pay! and Trumpets and Raspberries. Much of his dramatic work depends on improvisation and comprises the recovery of 'illegitimate' forms of theatre, such as those performed by giullari (medieval strolling players) and, more famously, the ancient Italian style of commedia dell'arte.

Here's how Abducting Diana goes...a  botched kidnap plays into the hands of Diana Forbes O’Brien, the Media Baron and delights you with bizarre goings-on. Think of it as clowns on a tight rope performing without a safety net. An incredible laugh fest in pure, inventive Dario Fo land! Into the mystery of who masterminded the abduction is added pyromania, a gun toting priest and an explosive climax.

Directed by Avijit Dutt and designed by Luca Ruzza, the play is going to be held at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre and in Epicentre, Gurgaon. The play stars Kriti Vij, Keshav Moodliar, Varoon Anand, Sudeep Singh, Shekhar Murugan, Vani Vyas and Avijit Dutt.

So, if you want to have a good time with some stunning acting and have a good laugh. Pick a date, head over!


Where: Stein Auditorium, IHC and Epicentre, Gurgaon
When: 20 and 21 April in IHC, 8 pm; 11 May in Epicentre, 8 pm


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