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The man can be a bitch too

The man can be a bitch too
Love, the eternal subject, is ever-popular among everyone. Little wonder then that a play which has love as its subject will obviously find a fan following. Little wonder then that the play Man is a Bitch is once again all set to be staged in the Capital. An adult comedy, Man is a Bitch has had several successful shows in the past. 

The play takes inspiration from George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman and is written and directed by Mrinal Dhar. The director has tried to reveal the nuances of human nature through the play. The story revolves around the time when men and women fall in love initially but then start hating each other. However, the irony is, despite the love-hate relationship, they still can’t stay without each other. 

‘I am still bachelor. May be this is the only cause that brings such enthusiasm and passion to this unique innovative theme of the play,’ said Dhar.

This story showcases the various differences that crop up in a relationship. From the initial sweet and romantic days, to the bittersweet moments, and then finally on to distances and compromises — that is the saga of a relationship. 

‘It’s a kind of a thriller, with surprises and shocks at every phase of the act. There is laughter, emotions, portraying an authentic shadow of life and the best part is that it is the dramatic presentation of human beings,’ he added.

In this era, from single to engaged, from married to divorcee, everyone wants to be free without any restriction even in a relationship. ‘For me the bitch is the person who does not match my mental status and the man is said to be a bitch when he starts crossing the limits,’ he points out.

‘For the last 20 year, I am more thrilled about this theme. In fact, the courts have also talked about the right to live in. So why not talk about it?’ Dhar asked. 

Dhar says that difficulties are nothing new to him while staging the play. 

‘Difficulties are something that we have to face at every moment. Initially it was the same for me when it came to bringing adult comedy in front. For instance, many theatres refused to stage it,’ said Dhar.


At: Lodi - The Garden Restaurant,Lodhi Road When: 12 September
Timings: 7 pm onwards
Entry: Rs 600
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