On June 1st and 2nd 2012, Phi Events along with Title Sponsor VFS Global, Platinum Sponsor DBS Treasures Private Client and Silver Sponsor SP Jain School of Global Management, proudly presented “Broken Images”, an acclaimed English language play from Mumbai’s vibrant theatre scene. Staged for the first time in Singapore, it is a masterpiece of a play that brings together three acclaimed personalities from India’s theatre and film world – lauded actress Shabana Azmi, Padmabhushan playwright and film maker Girish Karnad and veteran theatre director Alyque Padamsee. The play is a gripping psychological thriller that uses an ingenious technical device to show Shabana Azmi in a dialogue with herself on stage.
The play is about a not-very-successful Hindi short story writer, Manjula Sharma, who suddenly achieves international acclaim and wealth by writing a bestseller in English. The question haunting Manjula is: in opting for the global audience has she betrayed her own language and identity? Now, without warning, it is her own “image” that decides to play confessor, psychologist and inquisitor.
Both shows of this one-hour play were sold out. They were mesmerising performances by Shabana Azmi at the atmospheric Drama Centre Theatre. The play on each day was followed by an interactive and entertaining Q&A session with Shabana Azmi, Alyque Padamsee, the director, and Raell Padamsee, the producer.
Me, Kash and Cruise
Me, Kash and Cruise brings Mumbai on stage – living, breathing, laughing, crying through the lives it touches. Humorous, sarcastic, endearing, this is a trip down memory lanes over a quarter century.
Both plays were sold out and received standing ovations from the eclectic theatre-loving audience.
In April 2010 Phi Events presented two acclaimed plays produced by Rahul da Cunha, Shernaz Patel and Rajit Kapur’s Rage Productions, from Mumbai’s vibrant theatre scene, at Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel.
Love Letters, India’s oldest-running English play, is eloquent, warm, moving and based on Pulitzer Prize nominated play “Love Letters” by AR Gurney. The play is the life journey of two soul mates, enacted through words both written and unsaid, who share the greatest gift of all: the gift of love.