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'Halfway House in NYC'

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Company

M.A.D Playhouse Theater
MAD Playhouse Theatre

Production Description

Casting "Halfway House in NYC."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Casting : Mid October 2013 Rehearsals Nov 2013 Performs Dec. 2013 in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays Minimal. No participation fees required.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: New York, NY; New Jersey, NJ Sign up or Log In to apply.

Synopsis

Binny ran away from her home at a tender age with a man she thought she was in love with. Ashok is an aimless young man. Mahendra himself has been an unemployed man, and is a house husband. Kinni is a young girl not happy with making so many compromises in her everyday life, and crossing the threshold of being just a kid. And Savitri is the bread earner of the family, a woman with many wishes and desires from her and a woman who is perennially unhappy with the fact that the others in the family are not doing their bit. Not enough.

The first half of the play takes you through the threadbare relationships in the family, with Mahendra deciding to leave the family one day (which he does quite often apparently), and Savitri deciding to not care about anyone else’s but her own wishes. The number of times things are left half said makes the plot intriguing and you keep looking for the dirt that has been swept under the carpet. The secrets that every family has, the unexpressed emotions that often explain the expressed ones better.
The second half introduces two new characters – Jagmohan and Juneja. Jagmohan is from Savitri’s past and Juneja is a friend/mentor of Mahendra. How the endgame takes you to a very subtle understanding of human desires and how people keep looking for something more than what they have. The meaning of “Aadhe Adhure” is revealed here. That is what the play is all about.

Thank you

MAD Team
madmen [AT] madplayhouse.com

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