Maruti Suzuki, India's leading car company and ZEE Theatre, a special offering from the stable of the leading global content company ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., have come together as Maruti Suzuki Zee Theatre to bring a series of exciting plays across the country. The first in the series, The Class Act, a Silly Point Production is set to be staged in Mumbai at the TATA Theatre, NCPA, on Sunday, August 27th at 7:00 PM with a repeat performance on September 10 at the same time and venue.
Returning to stage after 2 years, the play is an English comedy that revolves around the chaotic activities that ensue when four stereo-typical students, a veteran Hindu theatre artist from Delhi who believes in the sanctity of theatre, a 50-year-old Parsi bachelor who lives with his father and loves his bike, a typical laid back Goan Christian lad and the protagonist, a clean shaven Muslim man, come together to learn acting under the supervision of an aristocratic stiff upper lipped teacher. The chaos further accentuates when a fifth character, a wannabe actress joins the class.
Meherzad Patel, Director on re-launching the play says, "In The Class Act - the actors make up 50% of the script with their input and dedication to the play - the special novel brand of humour comes from us being one big happy family of actors - that's what defines Silly Point Production - I can't write without them and they can't do this kind of comedy without me - every single actor brings so much to the table and adds so much that I refuse to take writer credit - for the class act - alone."
The Class Act stars Danesh Irani, Sajeel Parakh, Danesh Khambata, Maanvi Gagroo, Afshad Kelawala and Meherzad Patel.
Mr Tarun Garg, Executive Vice President, Marketing -Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., says, "Theatre is one of the oldest and tasteful forms of entertainment that propagates our core thought of togetherness. It helps bringing together like-minded people who are art aficionados. Through theatre, we would like to connect with audience of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Maruti Suzuki is happy to partner with ZEE to promote theatre to new audiences."
Sunil Buch, CEO, ZEE Live and ZEE Talent adds, "We are a pure content company and entertaining people is in our DNA. I'm glad that esteemed partners like Maruti Suzuki are helping in bringing the best of Indian theatre to audiences across the country. The Class Act as a play, has received a fabulous response in the last 7 years and we at ZEE Theatre are glad to present it to audiences in Mumbai and then nationwide."Maruti Suzuki Zee Theatre, will be driven by Ertiga and executed on ground by ZEE Live, across key cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Day, Date: Sunday, 27th August and 10th September 2017
Venue: TATA Theatre, NCPA
Title: The Class Act
Run time: 2 Hours 25 Mins
Report By: Jai Dev Gupta
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