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Magic Lantern's latest

`Jambu Lingam,' Magic Lantern's new play, will be staged at Top Storey, Alliance Francaise, December 16-24.



PROMISING TO BE HILARIOUS: `Jambu Lingam.'

Magic Lantern's new play `Jambu Lingam,' a satire adapted freely into Tamil from Dr. Chandrasekhar Kambar's play `Samba Siva,' deals with the story of Lingam searching for the girl he's in love with. (Kambar was awarded the Padma Sri for Literature in 2001.) Lord Ganesha `blesses' Jambu and Lingam with a donkey, which, the Lord informs, will one day rule the kingdom. This leads to a series of hilarious events that pits the `commoner' Jambu against the State. In the end, it is the commoner who wins. The play will highlight the apathy of the self-absorbed State and the corruption of politicians and bureaucrats. Hans Kaushik is the director. Hans Kaushik is predominantly a stage actor, though he has also done films. He has acted in more than 40 stage productions in Tamil and English. His last directorial venture, `Minnal Ravi,' a Tamil adaptation of Dario Fo's `The Virtuous Burglar' was well received both at the NSD Festival in New Delhi and at the Purisai Theatre Festival, Cheyyar District.

`Jambu Lingam' will be staged from December 16 - 24, at Top Storey, Alliance Francaise of Madras, No.24, College Road, Chennai — 600 006. Tickets (Rs.100 — for students Rs.70) available at Landmark, Nungambakkam, and Top Storey. For details call: Surya at 98408 37908; Bagla at 98411 62977. For booking and information contact: top_storey@hotmail.com

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