The Other Festival - 2000  
     Dec 1- 7, 2000. Museum Theatre, Chennai (Madras) India.  
    Music. Dance. Drama. Art. You.
    DECEMBER 5, 2000 
    Actor, Director and Writer, Deesh Mariwala has a very eclectic theatrical background. He has performed with both national and international theatre companies in work ranging from classical Shakespearean tragedy to movement and mime; and even as a performing clown. He has conducted acting workshops that have evolved into performances, in addition to directing and acting in regular theatrical work. He recently established the Grossly Commercial Theatre Company in Chennai, to experiment with different forms of theatrical activity. 

    “A PORTRAIT OF PARADISE” is a one-man dramatic monologue that has been adapted to the Indian context from Lanford Wilson's "A Poster of the Cosmos."  A well-dressed man, obviously from the upper echelons of society, is brought into a psychiatric institution to be interrogated about what he has just done. His clothes are crumpled and dirty, and he looks haggard with worry. A psychiatrist says to him "You don't look like the kind of fellow who would have done something like that..." What kind of fellow is that? And what kind of thing? Is he condemned before he even begins to tell his side of the story?  Would you have the courage to empathise? Or even to try and understand?   


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    • Photo Gallery of The Other Festival   • 2000   
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