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‘Chance’, a performance by InStages Theatre Company, inspired by the ongoing exhibition ‘Games of Chance’ will be performed at Sunaparanta-Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho, today, January 26 at 7 p.m.

Luck by chance

‘Chance’, a performance by InStages Theatre Company, inspired by the ongoing exhibition ‘Games of Chance’ will be performed at Sunaparanta-Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho, today, January 26 at 7 p.m.

 NT BUZZ

Get ready for a fun theatre performance this Sunday with ‘Chance’, a play that has been designed, scripted and performed by 15 actors from the InStages repertoire, a theatre company for the young at Sunaparanta. The performance is a modern adaptation of tales from Greek and Roman mythology.

Based on ideas of luck and fortune, it narrates the story of Fortuna. As ruler of the Aquarian Galaxy, she tilts the balance of justice and luck. The Wheel of Fortune represents the endless changes in life between prosperity and disaster, and can spin either way.

Fortuna’s children are groomed to be kings and queens, but only one will rule the galaxy. Who will that be? Can old prophesies come true or does luck ultimately control destiny? The play unfolds with a gush of emotions from jealousy to intrigue and suspense.

The play has been inspired by the ongoing exhibition ‘Games of Chance’, produced by patrons of Sunaparanta Dipti and Dattaraj V Salgaocar. And curator of ‘Games of Chance’, Leandre D’Souza talking to NT BUZZ says that this new decade marks a time of social restructuring. “As we enter this new phase, we begin a process of introspection. In spite of our contemporary situation that continues to weaken our entire planet, we begin to turn our attention to areas of brightness,” she says.

She believes that culture, now more than ever, becomes a place from where we can contemplate the potential for the future of humanity. “This play ‘Chance’, invites a reflection into this time of hope and regeneration” D’Souza says.

The production has been conceptualised and directed by Arundhati Chattopadhyaya and Keya Ann D’Souza. Speaking about the concept of the play, Chattopadhyaya says: “I like this concept of ‘Games of Chance’ because in life we are never sure where we stand and what’s going to happen. The wheel of fortune tilts either way. And the story of Fortuna that we have created went very well with the concept of art as well. The kids, Keya and I have come up with the script completely based on mythology and fantasy.”

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