“Home Is Where Your Clothes Are”- A Lovely Treat For Your Weekend
Shah Sharahbeel and his crew have done a wonderful job in reviving the theatre scene in Islamabad and the initiatives of this crew have been successful in adding a vibrant cultural essence to the capital city. With 18 hit plays such as Phantom of Opera, and Bombay Dreams under their belt in just four years time, the team has been able to establish a loyal fan following who eagerly look forward to their next act.Credit goes to Islooites as well for supporting this burgeoning form of art and showing an eclectic taste for it. As Shahrabeel pointed out himself at the end of the play that Islamabad has proved to have shown the distinction of having a taste for theatre better than Lahore or Karachi. Their recent act “Home Is Where Your Clothes Are” showing at the Islamabad Club is a highly recommended treat for your weekend.
The play is about the plight of a retired major Alon who has rented out his wife’s place to multiple tenants. Retired and divorced by his wife for his adjutant and best friend, Ronald Major Alan Buxton manages to barely eke out a living by his wife’s flat out to two tenants, Radhika an Indian woman, and Phillip a young lawyer. Of course neither one knows of the other’s existence. But when on one fateful evening when both tenants decide to stay over the same weekend, the major finds himself in a “difficult situation” to keep the pair apart. Throw in the return of his wife and her new husband and several other unexpected visitors and you have a perfect recipe for a riotous disaster.
I would not spill the beans here because the play is worth watching if you are looking for a roller coaster ride of two hours filled with comedy, humor and performance that would leave you in fits of laughter. Kudos to Shah Sharahbeel and his crew, most of who are amateur actors, for adding value to the society by providing the means for a healthy entertainment, and establishing a tradition of following strict timings. Believe me the play will start at 8:00 pm and will end at 10:00 pm. There were hoards of people standing outside the hall who were late, and were not allowed inside, after the doors were closed. Very rightly so too, and I really appreciate the initiative.
The play shows for two more days, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of December at the Islamabad Club. Tickets (Rs 500)are available at “Illusions” gift shop in F-7, and F-6 Markaz. So hurry up, don’t miss it, and please share your comments and views here with us at the Islamabad Metroblog.