Back in 1993,Shernaz Patel,Rajit Kapur and Rahul da Cunha made a choice. Driven by a passion for theatre,they set up a theatre company called Rage Theatre. In the past two decades,the company has become synonymous with well-crafted productions,among them are Class of 84,Chaos Theory and One on One. The company has also helmed Writers Bloc,a theatre initiative to discover,train and introduce promising new playwrights to the Indian audience,in association with the British Council; Royal Court Theatre,UK; and the Jindal South West Foundation. As it turns 20,Rage Theatre is in a mood to celebrate and kicked off celebrations by staging One on One,The Bureaucrat and Class of 84 at National Centre for Performing Arts,Mumbai.
A collection of artwork by established and new names are on offer at a year-end sale of paintings,sketches,drawings,prints and sculptures at Clark House,Mumbai. The three-day sale ends today. Among the works are signed MF Husain serigraphs from the Ashtvinayaka series,for Rs 20,000,and lithographs by Raja Ravi Varma and Vasudeo Pandya among others,beginning at Rs 2,000. Etchings,intaglio and woodcuts by the JJ School of Art Printmaking studio are available for Rs 1,500,and photographs by Zied Ben Romdhane are priced at Rs 10,000. Proceeds from the sale of these works will go towards funding future projects of the Colaba-based art initiative.