Friday, January 06, 2006

Chapter Two in Month One

Thats TM Karthik, Andrea (top) AND Karuna, Karthik (below) in the pic.

evam is back for the new year with a cool production. I am sorry to disappoint my fans that I will not be in this production. We just did a 4hr show of "Python Hysssteria" on 31 Dec 2005. It was hilarious on stage as well as backstage. Wont go into the details of it. But i must mention the fantabulous food that we had on new years eve!! Oh my God! Delicious i tell you. Ahem..coming back to CHAPTER TWO...Catch them in Jan...below are the details...

this January……
sit back & re-live ……
the wonder and joy ……
the pain and anger…….
the fear and the excitement…
the confusion and dilemma …….
of falling in love ……..
for the second time……

At Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium

Sat 21st January 2006 - 7.15 pm
( fund raiser for projects of Rotary Club of Madras Kilpauk, Call 93808 48314 for donor passes )

Sun 22nd , Sat 28th January 2006 - 7.15 p.m.
Sun 29th January 2006- 2 p.m.* and 7.15 p.m.
(*All tickets of 2 pm show at Rs 100)

Tickets :Rs.500, 300, 100
.....and for students: buy 1 and get 1 free on Rs 100 ticket

CALL 5224 5224 for HOME DELIVERY
98402-22363 for BOOKINGS!!!!

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evam adapts from the classic original by Neil Simon, "Chapter two" was first performed in 1977 in The Imperial Theatre, New York City . It is widely lauded by critics as one of his best and most personal works ever. "Lovely whimsical and touching and . . . always funny. . . . Most of the time downright hilarious." - N.Y. Post

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At 4:18 AM, Blogger Saraansh said...

You know Bhavesh the worst bit is I will be missing chapter 2 by a week...damn!!But will be there for the replay of Odd Couple :-)

At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Belated Merry Xmas, Happy New Year and Pongal wishes as well. I will miss Chapter2 as well..our karuna is having a ball with acting all over the place!! Odd Couple as far as iam concerned the best evam production so far. I had the best time on it. Would b gr8 to have it back and i think u shud seriously consider a role in it.

At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From The Hindu writeup by

LIGHT, FROTHY AND FUN A scene from "Chapter Two"

Everyday love is so much easier to relate to than the great classics.

A heartbroken Heathcliff wandering on a tempestuous moor may be wildly romantic, but when you switch off your computer after another exhausting day at work, what you want to see is something light, frothy and fun.

Which is probably why Neil Simon always fills theatres. And exactly why Evam keeps picking Neil Simon plays, in keeping with its self-defined role as Chennai's `stress busters.'

In their latest production, `Chapter 2,' Team Evam is back to doing what it does best: entertaining. With no illusions of reviving dying art forms or introducing urban audiences to serious classical theatre, Evam has managed to go where no production company has gone before. They've finally got a hold on imaginations of the spaghetti-strap brigade, which normally has just about enough attention to sit through a couple of SMSes.

In a bid to draw the forty-something audience too, their latest play is about falling in love for the second time, and how much more complicated it can be.

George, played by an easy-to-empathise-with Karthik Srinivasan, has lost the love of his life, his wife Barbara, and is resigned to spending the rest of his life in mourning. But his older brother — a yuppy, flamboyant Casanova played by Karthik Kumar — sets him up with pretty and vulnerable divorcee Jenny Malone (Andrea Jeremiah who moves from ice princess to lovable lead with ease) with some help from her delightfully quirky friend Faye (Karuna).

The story is simple but manages to deftly weave in a fair amount of laughter and heartache as each character blunders through the process of falling in, and more importantly out, of love so they can all live happily ever after.

In spite of the slick sitcom dialogue, (Because a woman needs delusions/ I don't want to find romance. All I want is a little dispassionate passion), the actors did manage to get the audience laughing and sighing with them. And although there were parts where the play sagged — mainly the strong, silent and ostensibly `emotion-packed' scenes where the characters did little besides look sad/ happy/ torn apart/ bored — there was also enough chemistry on stage to keep the play absorbing. A lot of which, by the way, was thanks to Karuna, who bounced about the creatively cosy sets (by Michael Muthu) with such confident cheerful zest that it was difficult to decide what was more fun: her clothes or her personality. ("I was pretty," she shrieks, "now I'm interesting looking with character. Soon I'll be handsome. Then stately. Then, God forbid, worst of all, `looking good for her age'.")

`Chapter Two By Evam' is being staged at the Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium on January 28, 29 and February 11 and 12. Call 9840222363 for details.

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A writeup from the evam team from their blog (

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


I wish i could use a bigger font to say those lines, but heck, i guess it is not possible!!!!
After a whole afternoon of running around for extension wires, masking tape, buying frames for jennie's eyeglasses, doing some last minute ppt work and a whole lot of collaterals, six o clock finally came. Shooshaa by then had become a tiny,tense mouse hiding somewhere in the sound booth, backstage people were just hoping things would go alright, KK and TMK were doing some last minute run-throughs ....well lets just say there was a heavy blanket of tension hanging in the air!!
Our saturday show, despite the little glitches with sound and light cues, was awesome- it was actually a fund raiser or the rotary club of madras, and we saw a large number of people, rotarians or otherwise!!! After a point, the hall was so full that we had to bring in plastic chairs, however ugly they might have looked, served a purpose!
I stand by what I said, the show was awesome, especially for a person who has sat through the script readings when jennie and faye hadn't even materialised to when TMK and Andrea are actually on stage performing the part where George admits among many other things that he misses his previous wife!!!! One could definitely see a bit of fear in all of them - how are we going to be received?? I think these guys pulled off a great show!!!
We were certainly better prepared for Sunday.... everything was done well ahead of time, we had a lot of old evamites coming back either to help us, or as audience!By six forty five, Sivagami was just packed!!!!!! It was extrmely heartening for us to see the audi that way!! After our huddle, we went over all the instructions that we had to keep in mind- our post-show analysis on saturday night had showed us a lot more things that could have been done to avoid the glitches!! The regular evam-audience was there waiting with bated breadth to see how this spell would go- I would, in retrospect and otherwise, say it went "awsum" !!!! The show started, and there was much more ease on sunday than there was on saturday, everyone was better versed with the cues, Andrea and TMK pulled off a great one when Andrea dropped a bottle of water (and the phone) in one of the scenes! Kunni was just awesome- especially in the second half - indeed being the "life" of the play....
Well here we are now... back to database calling, SMS campaigns and ticketing - getting geared up for the weekend - catch one of the three shows this time, people!!!

For you print-crazy people;-) catch our review at

thats all folks!!!!
- anushaaaaa


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