Monday, February 02, 2009

Narasimha yuddham

In much the same vein as our last attempt at shameless whoring, here is my pitch for our next play.

Not quite close on the heels of our last, well-received, play, "Vichitramanjari," we at decided enough was not enough and went ahead with writing the next one. Harish, in particular, was obsessed with writing something political and since the rest of us are rather indulgent of him (for reasons yet unclear), there was born "Narasimha yuddham."

< fanfare with trumpets and klaxons blaring here >

It is our sincere hope that you will grace the auditorium with your august presence. Please do. This play has quotable quotes. It doesn't have any of us in drag, unlike the last one. And, it has Arun in it. Anyone who knows this man knows he is a good man. What you will come to know by means of this performance of his is, he is also hilarious.

So this play entertains and educates you (mainly about what not to be, but that's useful too). Isn't that what theatre's all about?

Actually, no. It's also about full frontal nudity, but we're not there yet.

Gently nudged back to publicity-seeking, I request you to call any of the three numbers in the poster above for tickets. Mine's the third one and I'm possibly the best-looking of the lot, so call me. But calling the first one (Harish) will make a shattered soul happy. So, you choose.

I'm very bendy, by the way. Just thought you'd like to know.


Malaveeka said...

Why does it start at 6.25?

And it's 1825 hrs not 18:25.

Arjun said...

'Why shouldn't it start at 6.25?' is our argument.

It's 18:25. No one says 1825 hrs. That would mean one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five hours. If I advertised our play as beginning in another 1825 hours, it would be stupid.

In case you don't believe me, check out this authentic-sounding site:-

Anonymous said...

< fanfare with trumpets and klaxons blaring here > has no closing tag.

Sandeep said...

Both are accepted time formats for military time.

All the best for the play.

Anonymous said...

why on the same day as Maiden concert?

Monkey said...

All the best!

a million different people said...

I don't like the day or the time.

I might be going to the concert :(

Arjun Sharma said...

[freak] Nerd.

[Sandeep] "Maths is fun" sounds more authentic than "Space archive," which really doesn't mean anything.

Thank you.

[wanderlust] We didn't know that when we decided on the date and booked the place. Kicking ourselves for it now.

[Monkey] Thank you!

[a million different people] Traitor! Heh, ok, if you're going, don't take dope along. There's always some guy with stuff in his shoe.

What's wrong with the time?

Nikhil said...

< /fanfare with trumpets and klaxons blaring here >
Closing tag to ease irritation caused to nerds coming here.

By the way are there maidens in your play too..?

Malaveeka said...

'Why shouldn't it start at 6.25?' is our argument.

This isn't the answer I wanted. Anyway.

'No one says 1825 hrs. That would mean one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five hours. If I advertised our play as beginning in another 1825 hours, it would be stupid.'

This line of thought is stupid.

All the best anyway. Won't be there, again.

Arjun Sharma said...

[Nikhil] There's one maiden, she's playing a pretty important role.

[Malaveeka] Thanks. It's ok, I'm used to it.

being purple... said...

Maidens and tags and 1825 hrs.

Good going.

Princess Fiona said...

heheheheh..citing logistic reasons dont think i can make it..but i thik il sure as hell call...who can resist a bendy, good lookin (amongst 3 boys) dude!!! ;)

there are tons of women who go for the shattered go for the funny one! :)

good post!

Malaveeka said...

Princess Fiona: He's funny and shattered.

Pick him.

Arjun said...

[being purple] Thank you.

[Princess Fiona] Logistical reasons? Heh, don't lie, you're going to watch Maiden. It's ok, the new have to make way for the old, I guess.

You haven't called yet, have you? I wasn't kidding about the bendy.

[Malaveeka] I'm not shattered. I might be perplexed, though.

Anonymous said...

he is bendy and i know this for a fact coz he was the only one who could touch his toes after a full meal at sukh sagar (in majestic)

Arjun Sharma said...

[freak] I knew I could count on you. Thank you, my friend.

Aneesh said...

why is 'Mindry' misspelled in kannada? correct version would have been "min-dree" allwa?

Arjun Sharma said...

[Aneesh] Heh, neen swalpa sumnirappa. We are trying really hard to be politically correct here.