A new theatre play titled ‘six’ is the story of two men in love- An IPL cricket star and a wealthy owner of an IPL team. The performance will be staged at Jeff Goldberg studio in Bandra. Based on LB Hamilton’s classic ‘A Midnight Clear’, the theatre play opens on July 29.
The lovers have not seen each other in a year but are thrust together once again after one is brutally attacked and raped. In the course of an evening, they rediscover their love for one another and also why they can never be together.
Prateik is hired by the IPL team not for his talent as a cricketer but because the owner of the team believes that his good looks can help sell more products. The two eventually fall in love and part because they can’t withstand the pressure of the relationship. The cricketer hasn’t felt such attraction to another man before and his sexual orientation comes as a revelation to him.
Director and writer Jeff Goldberg told MidDay, “Love is just love and people should be allowed to just be. The original story is set in the 1940s in New York. We wanted to give it an Indian context. We re-wrote the story, setting it in Mumbai and working on the back-stories of the characters, their professions, lifestyle and other small details…
…Suhail is controlled as a performer and holds the audience attention brilliantly. Prateik is more fluid and has a very funny side. Their personalities balance the two characters out brilliantly and makes the chemistry strong.”
The hour-long play, stars Suhail Sidhwani and Prateik Babbar and has been directed and written by Jeff Goldberg and assistant directed by Vishal Handa.
ON July 29, 30 and 31
Time 7.30 pm
AT Gazebo House, 133 Hill Road, Bandra (W).
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