60th anniversary
The Water Station
Date Venue Entry
Jan 14, 2012
Time: 20:30 hours
Abhimanch NSD Complex, New Delhi Please check at http://www.nsdtheatrefest.com/

January 16, 2012 Virsa Vihar, Amritsar tbc

February 4, 2012 K.T. Muhammed Memorial Regional Theatre, Thrissur, Kerala tbc

February 8, 2012 Tagore Theatre, Kozhikode, Kerala
(Part of 4th International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK))

A rendition of an award-winning Japanese playwright Shogo Ohta’s silent play “The Water Station” and directed by Shankar Venkateswaran, a young stage director gaining attention in India with an all-India cast selected by auditions across the country. Walking through a barren landscape, eighteen travellers stop by at a dripping water faucet. They drink, soak, meet, love, fight, weep, separate and in the end, leave, while a man living in a junk pile casually observes their actions from above. Abounding in images of fragmentation and decay, the play depicts the decline and fall of human civilization. The play is about loneliness, the need for sustenance and the fragility of love.

The Water Station” is a theatre production co-produced by The Japan Foundation and Theatre Roots & Wings from Kerala.