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Another college joins the Campus Theatre Initiatives of Crea-Shakthi, who proudly present "Lights Out Please" from The SSN campus Chennai. The young spirited group have set Peter Shaffer's popular comedy "Black Comedy" in an Indian Diaspora and have won accolades for their performance in several campus theater competitions - including the Kuruksastra theatre fest sponsored by Crea-Shakthi in march 2013.
We at Crea-Shakthi are proud to have organically honed another campus into the midst of the Chennai Theatre scene and wish Lighst Out Please (SSN) the very best in all their endeavours starting with this one.
The play is written to be staged under a reversed lighting scheme: the play opens on a darkened stage. A few minutes into the show there is a short circuit, and the stage is illuminated to reveal the characters in a "blackout." On the few occasions when matches, lighters, or torches are lit, the lights grow dimmer. The title of the play is a pun.
Abraham, an unemployed young man and his fiance, Lakshmi need to impress her orthodox Iyengar father, Narasimhan. Abraham steals furniture from his neighbour, Siddharth's house who is on his way to catch his flight to the United States.However, there is a power cut and Abraham has to handle a whole lot with his neighbour Siddharth returning, his ex-girlfriend Meera, gate crashing and to top it all, a drunk electrician!
Crea-Shakthi is a theatre group committed to the cause of taking the craft to the next generation with special focus and attention provided to the training & skill development of heterogeneous groups between the age group 8 to 25. In the last 5 years, the group that boasts of tremendous collective experience has produced over 170 actors, 10 directors, 17 plays and over 80 shows mostly in Chennai. end result – better quality for mainstream, with increased community awareness on the positive effects of the craft and greater communion amongst the young to make theatre grow rather than survive.