This evening was spent watching Urban Turban , an Evam’s production. We (a couple of friends -Aaarti, Nik & I) caught the act at 3:30pm Museum Theatre, Egmore. It has been quite a while since I saw a play. The last one was by Rebelz (happy Nautankey, Praddy & Prasad ? did a wee bit of plugging )
Urban Turban is as the tag line says tall tales from the top of our heads. It was in stand-up comedy style. 3 people, 3 acts. TMK started his act first. It was about arranged marriage especially in the south Indian Brahmin society. The second part was by Shannon McDonnell giving a view of a westerner’s perspective of settling in Chennai comparing & contrasting life there & here. KK came in last. He went on about ovens, baking and endangered species .
One common thing I felt was that all their acts needed some pruning. Many of the jokes were repeated or stretched a bit too much. Exaggerations I totally understand can be a part of the show, but truly felt that Shannon’s sometimes tended to get a bit to that side. She could have done away with the clichéd pictures of Chennai.
I must mention that I was impressed that they started the show on dot at 3:30! I like the way KK brought his pug on stage at the end (ok…I am dog lover! & she was soooo cute )
Overall, I must just say that it was ok. It did not quite live up to expectations. I did have a few laughs. They did this for a good cause – Blue Cross.
This is the first ever time I have ever written a review. So please excuse me if I have made any mistakes!