Original Playwright: Eugene Ianesco
“I find that the world is a comedy. It is ridiculous. It is comical because it is tragic. I feel that comedy is one side of tragedy. Comedy is the tragedy of tragedy.” - Eugene Ianesco
Will people remember me? Will my facebook post be liked? Will I reach my potential? Will others like me for me or should I change myself for them? Will my boss like me? Is there life after death? These are some of the questions that have haunted human existence for sometime now and also some of the central themes of the play kurchigalu. Here, the old man’s struggle for being remembered slowly turns into desperation. The climax of this struggle and the story is open to audience interpretation.
‘Kurchigalu’ falls into the category of ‘Theatre of the Absurd’. Theatre of the absurd often moves away from the concept of ‘Well made theatre’. It breaks away from what is considered normal in realistic theatre . The characters in an absurd play usually have monotonous lives but become confused when they face the absurd world outside of them.
It is believed that it easy to label something as mad, but equally hard to accept the madness, the absurdity within us. Theatre of the Absurd encourages us to find our own truths in what it considers a largely absurd, ultimately meaningless world.
So our request to you is keep an open mind, to get curious, go with the flow, question, seek answers on the way, expect the unexpected and make as many meanings of this story as you want. As Peter Brooks once famously stated “Play with the play!”.
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