I’m very excited and nervous. Today a new play, Zaadé…Mateechya Manateel Kavita, premieres. I had written about it here. It is a poetry presentation programme that we had performed about 4 years ago. We closed it after a good run of 25 shows. But TH and I wanted to perform it again. We also wanted the new people in our theatre group to gain from it as we had done in the previous run. From the previous team only 3 of us (TH, I and PP the flautist) continued in this team. All others are new. We have redesigned it and today, after a long wait, it reopens.
I’m tremendously excited because finally we are performing Zaadé again. It is great to be there on stage and perform those poems, experience those feelings again. This time, due to the living in the interim years, there will be a newer sensibility to it. Some ‘old trees’ aren’t physically present with us; some new ones have joined the forest. All this is bound to add a different flavour to it.
On the other hand I’m very nervous. I want it to be as appreciated as it was the last time. Also, this time the rest of the team is new and inexperienced in theatre itself. It would do them a world of good if they perform well today. I like to think that since the last time I performed it, I have grown as a person and as an actor. I want that to reflect in my performance. All our peers and some younger co-actors, who respect TH and me for our ability in theatre, are coming to watch today’s performance. I especially want them to like it.
We are, as a team, really fired about performing Zaadé. I’m sure that all others are as excited and nervous today as I am.
Let all that energy translate into a superlative performance delivered with comfort.