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Candle light, love letters and power cuts

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“New Indian Express”
Candle light, love letters and power cuts
Saturday October 30 2004 10:34 IST

BANGALORE: It is widely believed that if a problem occurs, it is better to tackle it head on. The cast and crew of DreamScope certainly seemed to take this approach when performing A R Gurney’s Love Letters at Gallery Sumukha on October 28, for the drama started before the actual Drama.

A power cut moments before the action resulted in the actors improvising under candlelight to a reshuffled close-up audience in an unusual, intimate setting.

Challenging the background noise of a power generator without the aid of a microphone was no mean feat for the actors, so they should be commended for putting across the dialogue in a crystal clear fashion.

Love letters surrounds two childhood friends, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, and their correspondence through their letters, as their lives take different courses over the span of 40 years. Of course, the couple fall in love and the …

About Love Letters

Vijay Times, Monday, October 25, 2004

BVT NEWS

DreamScope Theatre by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc, New York, will bring to the city, Love Letters a play which traces the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful Lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, and unstable artist Melissa Gardner; the story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds, from what is written and what is left unsaid, in their letters.

Love Letters captures Andy and Melissa with a precision of detail and depth. Evoking the personal, the intimate and the fragile gossamer of the relationships between a staid lawyer and a spirited artist (painter), as they grow up and grow on in their interactions with each other, is predicted on the spatial and elemental arrangement of the play.

DreamScope Theatres’ production of Love Letters is a reshaping of theatre as an installation art and thus emphasizing the extra-per formative facets of a play.

Love Lettes is directed by Nishant Shah and…

Redefining Theatre

“The Hindu”

Monday, October 18, 2004

By Sahana Charan

It looks like the city is getting an overdose of theatre. But serious drama enthusiasts could not have asked for anything better. Rahul De Cunha’s I’m Not Baji Rao came to townwith Boman Irani and Sudhir Joshi in the lead roles. Naseeruddin Shah in also here with his popular production Manto- Ismat Haazir Hain, a play based on four stories of Saadat Hasan Manto and Ismat Chugtai, which is currently being staged.

But ever heard of a play in the form of an installation art? This is a new concept that the DreamScope Theatre Group is brining to the city.

The group will stage A.R.Gurney’s Love Letters on October 28, 29, and 30 at Gallery Sumukha, 24/10, BTS Depot Road, by special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service Inc, New York.

The performance will be in the form of an installation art and will combine music, theatre and painting.

Nikhil Goyal, Michelle Peters, Jason Zacc and Naveen Thomas (of Perusia) will perform seven songs, includi…

Love Letters on Stage

The New Indian Express,
Bangalore, Saturday, October 16, 2004

Love Letters on Stage

DreamScope Theatre by special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service Inc.
New york, presents Love Letters, written by A.R. Gurney at the Gallery Sumukha, 24/10, BTS Depot Road on the October 28, 29 and 30. The show starts at 6.30 pm everyday. Passes, priced at Rs. 99/- are available at Raaga, Devatha plaza, Residency Road.

Love Letters

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This Season, DreamScope Theatre by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc, New York, is bringing to you the magic surrounding Old-Fashioned letter writing and takes you through a nostalgic and intimate affair of two friends.

Love Letters traces the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, spirited and unstable painter Melissa Gardner; the story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written- and what is left unsaid- in their letters.

DreamScope Theatre looks upon A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters as a way of redefining Theatre in India. With Love Letters, we aim to render the fourth theatrical wall, redundant whilst blending the performers with the audience and the fictionality of theatre with the hard sheen of reality. Evoking the personal, the intimate and the fragile gossamer of the relationships between a staid lawyer and a spirited artist, as they grow up and grow on in their interactions with ea…