What if you discover the lie that you have been telling throughout the years is actually the biggest truth of your life? You will call it a crazy coincidence that happens only with the lucky ones, right? And, such coincidence is what Samahaara’s production The Importance of Being Earnest is all about.
An adaptation of Irish playwright and poet Oscar Wilde’s amazing work, this was staged by Samahaara theatre group in the most convincing way at Lamakaan on Sunday. The story and the plot revolve around two young bachelors John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff and both create alter egos with the name Earnest, to find some relief from their tiresome life.
With both the young men making attempts to win the heart of the woman they love, who are adamant on only loving a person with the name Earnest, the story takes a twist. After crossing several huddles and complications, the story reaches to an unexpected end which none of the characters from the story could imagine.
The classic comedy play was directed by Rathna Shekhar Reddy, who is also the founder of Samahaara. He played the role of John Worthing unbelievably remarkable onstage. Apart from the wonderful pace in his dialogue delivery, his body language also played a chief role in breathing life into the character he portrayed.
In the entire play, what one could not ignore were the great comedy timing, and the dialogues which were written with great wit made sense throughout the play. Even the transitions in the scenes were beautifully handled by the entire cast and crew which also kept the audience hooked.