'Salt N Pepper' tours across India
Ballantine's is hosting 'Salt N Pepper', a theatre tour that will travel from Kolkata to Mumbai, Pune, Gurgaon, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
The format includes 10 stories of 10 minutes each, revolving around 10 lives played by 4 versatile theatre personalities and will tour 7 cities for 10 shows from October onward.
The plays will also go beyond the theatre stage and leave a bigger impression with Preview Evenings at select venues the day before the main act to give audiences a glimpse into the main stories.
Bangalore Supper Theatre, an invite-only Ballantine's event, will also be held this year.
Salt N Pepper is the brainchild of critically acclaimed writer and director Vikranth Pawar.
Delving into human relations and unraveling the funnier part of the supposedly dark sides of relationships is something he loves showcasing in his work. Salt N Pepper does just that.
Actors Mandira Bedi, Kuki Grewal, Darshan Jariwala and Vikram Kochhar play the 10 different lives in each of the 10 stories.
All ten plays are about love and different facets of relationships.
The umbrella title 'Salt N Pepper' highlights the young and old aged milieu of characters that these plays feature.
These tales take audiences through the subtle relationships strings between men and women. Through conversations, chance meetings, strange incidents, and even conversations that happen only in one's mind.
Speaking about the plays, director Vikranth said, "In each of the ten plays, from 'Dust' to 'The Tango' to 'The Giant Wheel' and more, you will hear stories spun right before your eyes, you can watch yourself transported and transformed, you will feel life unfolding and see people engaged in all sorts of pursuits; trivial and otherwise."
"Some stories will wash over you like a tickle, some may put that Mona Lisa smile on your face. Some have a tempo that will reverberate in your hearty laughter. Love, anger, sadness, hope, expectations and more all come together in Salt N Pepper."
Bikram Basu, Vice-President, Marketing for Pernod Picard India, said, "It is a pleasure to work with Vikranth and a super talented cast. Don't miss it-it will surely leave an impression".
The Salt N Pepper tour starts Oct 5 in Kolkata and will end on Dec 2 in Hyderabad.