In the Name of the Bully
by The Players Kirori Mal College, (English/60mins)

  • Mar 4 & March 5 | 7:00pm
    Amphitheatre, India Habitat centre
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Director : Afreen Sen Chatterji & Jyotsana Kala
Director : Anshuman Acharya

Cast
Leo : Prajesh Kashyap
Tony : Shivam Sharma
Francis : Vasudev Bose
Abbas : Chintamani A. Kinjavadekar
Boy : Mahendra Kumar Meena

Backstage & Production : Samarth Surana & Anukriti Chaturvedi (Sound), Vishwas Dhingra & Siraj Sharma (Lights), Afreen Sen Chatterji (Production)

Synopsis:
“In the Name of the Bully” dramatizes the story of Leo, an Anglo-Indian restaurateur in the twilight of his life, and his struggle to hold on to his identity while living in the rubbles of his past. A phone call from his elder son sends him reeling back into the memory of a lost time shared with his ‘favourite’ son. Through the narrative of this dysfunctional family, we see how each generation wants to break from the norms of the former but instead end up doing the same things differently, thereby completing the circle of man's life and their actions. Intricately laced with the inner turmoil of Leo's mind, the play moves freely between different timeframes and the clear distinctions of past and present fall apart. “As memories and perception collide in a deftly interwoven narrative with rapid jumps in time and place, the emotional cruelty which is the dominant tenor of the play never quite drowns out the small voice of compassion that, ultimately, lifts this play into the realm of the humane.”