“Once Upon A Time” is a play presented by Miran Productions which received an amazing response from the audience.
The play was staged by the well-known artists- Sunit Tandon, Rajesh Khatter, Charu Shankar, Sahiba Bali, and Lakshvir Saran. The play is conceptualized and directed by Sujata Soni Bali, founder of Miran Productions.
Talking about the play director Sujata Soni Bali said, ” the play is an amalgamation of five short Stories based on human emotions and each story is unique in its own way.
Before directing the play we did research about audiences likes and dislikes and then worked upon each story’s relevance in today’s time”.
Once Upon A Time is a repertoire of five short stories based on human emotions and relationships. Each different in genre & style, written by famous authors Late Tom Alter, Dipanker Mukherjee, Sutapa Basu & Twinkle Pandey. It is an emotional roller coaster ride which will make you laugh, cry, feel and think.
All five stories got the audience- old and young alike- hooked on to the play with their interesting storyline. The five stories are as follows –
Sharifan – A poignant story set at the time of partition; where violence begets violence or could it be the turning point for peace? Original story by Saadat Hassan Manto
The Classroom– A depiction in a lighter vein that describes what goes on in the mind of a teacher when she takes her first class. Original story by Sutapa Basu
Last Letter– A touching story about a father who writes his last letter to his daughter on her birthday. Original story by Dipanker Mukherjee
Twenty Questions – An amusing story that shows an interesting conversation between two people who meet in an arranged marriage set up. By Twinkle Pandey
Ek Lamha – An ethereal depiction of a poet finding his muse as he passes by the tenth floor of a building.
In the end, all the actors paid tribute to late Tom Alter for his unconditional support in the play.