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Tiatr Review – J P Pereira

‘Sukhant toxem dukhant’

Prince Jacob presents a tale of marital infidelity and subsequent repentance in his new ‘tiatr’ titled ‘Sukhant Toxem Dukhant’. That marriage is a union of two individuals who have stay together in good times and bad has been very well depicted in this stage presentation.

Aidan and Placida are apparently in love. But when Aidan offers Placida a ring and requests her to meet his family she discards him. Aidan gets drunk and returns home. Here everything seems to be going well. They are rich, his brother Freddy holds a good job, the sister-in-law Cybil is like a mother to him, and he has a cute niece, Myra. But all is not well. Cybil is very sick and also has a major problem to face. Watch this play onstage to know the rest.

The play has a good script and has been presented with a fine sense of direction. The actors play their part well. There is plenty of humour to offset the pathos, eye pleasing stage settings by Kapil Chariand, and good light effects by John Fernandes. Annie heads the cast in a heart wrenching act as the suffering Cybil. New comer Valencia is quite evil as the scheming Placida. Sonia is the cute daughter. Diana plays two characters, one of a teacher and later that of a matron. Edel makes a fine debut as Aidan and Jose impresses in the role of the selfish husband. Jacinto is the doctor, Ignatius (Xelvon) is Cybil’s father and Cajetan (Curtorim) adds his bit to the comedy. Hazel is back in style as Inacin, the part time maid who gets possessed at certain hours. The great vibes between her, Humbert and Jacob produce a laugh riot. Watch out for the act of the proposal and later the act in the hospital when Humbert explains to Valencia the problem that Cybil faces.

Seby Moraes is great on the trumpet. He is supported by Tony (trumpet), Rohan (keyboard), Daniel (bass) and Aniceto (drums). The opening song is a treat with all characters of a wedding party. There are other songs by Annie, Valencia, Ignatius (Xelvon), Cajetan (Curtorim), Jose, Jacob and Humbert.

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