Don’t miss these monsoon releases on Goa’s ‘tiatr’ scene

Saby de Divar, comedian Ambe, Milagres de Chandor and comedian Sally are just some of the big names who have loads of drama and laughter lined up for the next couple of months
DRAMA QUEEN: Loads of drama and laughter have been lined up for the next couple of months for tiatr-lovers in Goa.
DRAMA QUEEN: Loads of drama and laughter have been lined up for the next couple of months for tiatr-lovers in Goa.Photo: Gomantak Times

The monsoon season is the shortest period (June to September), wherein a handful of tiatr directors get a chance to stage their new releases with a big cast and huge stage settings as all the shows are held only in the auditoriums in the cities.

As they have only four months at their disposal, they try to give their best by way of a big cast, including several comedians, new scenes on stage and a good number of songs. 

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THE LINE-UP

The tiatrs  lined up for this monsoon include Konnache Chukik Lagon? by Saby de Divar, Duplicate by comedian Ambe, Sonvsar Sorg Ifern by Constantino Crasto, Grandma by Sammy Tavares, I Am Sorry by Irineu Gonsalves, Superstar by Dola Mascarenhas, Last Kiss by Milagres de Chandor and Kazaracho Chuddo by comedian Sally.

Menino de Bandar is re-releasing his hit tiatr, Succorine, for the third time, but this time round, he has roped in the youth, instead of commercial tiatrists.

COMING UP: Several big names are all set to entertain audiences in Goa this monsoon season.
COMING UP: Several big names are all set to entertain audiences in Goa this monsoon season.Photo: Mario Pires

Under Pobre Menezes Production, seasoned actor-singer Dola Mascarenhas is making her debut as writer, director with her tiatr, Superstar.

“An attempt has been made to present for the first time a ground-breaking new concept which will keep the viewers on the edge of their seats,” she shares.

“It was very easy to handle acting and singing on the tiatr stage. But, when it comes to being a director, there are responsibilities to handle such as acting, singing, comedy, stage sets, lights, music and songs. But, at the end of the day, it is the fulfilment and satisfaction of bringing the best to the Konkani stage,” she adds.

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The story and production is by Pobre Menezes, while the script and direction is by Dola Mascarenhas.

“With the best of Goa’s six comedians,” Mascarenhas continued, “rib-tickling comedy and laughter riot is guaranteed. And, to add icing to the cake, there’s a mix of 13 songs and 5 cantos in the presentation.”

Another accomplished political singer, Saby de Divar, has been well-accepted by tiatr fans. With five productions under his sleeve, he will be staging his sixth production, Konnache Chukik Lagon? this monsoon season.

Concerning the script and presentation, whether it will focus on family or political issues is worth the wait.

WAIT & SEE: Don't miss all the drama in the up coming monsoon tiatrs.
WAIT & SEE: Don't miss all the drama in the up coming monsoon tiatrs.Photo: Mario Pires

In the tiatr, Konnache Chukik Lagon?, there are seasoned tiatrists like Antonette de Maina, Roma, Pascoal Rodigues, Joylita and Franky Gonsalves, while Lawry Travasso, Xavier Gomes and Jr Reagan will entertain the audience with their songs.

For laughter, there’s comedian Sally, Richard, Myron, Samica and David.

After entertaining the Goan community in the UK with the grand release of the tiatr, Duplicate, comedian Ambe along with his troupe is presently entertaining Goan audiences. With Antonette de Maina and Roma in the lead roles, there’s comedian Richard, Sally, Myron and Samica to produce a laughter riot.

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Milagres de Chandor has been noted for introducing new, raw talent on stage every time he comes with his new production.

This time round, the tiatr, Last Kiss features a child artiste (Rusell), besides Savanaah, Ramson, Juvency, Jose, Evon, Franky Gonsalves, Arnaldo Costa, Xavier Almeida, Renzia, Vilban and Tracy de Calangute.

He has also roped in five comedians – Joyel, Flavia, Agnelo, David and Steven to entertain tiatr fans.

Constantino Crasto’s 13th production, Sonvsar Sorg Ifern, has commercial tiatrists, Roseferns, Dola, Vishal Gawas, Carmin, Elvis, Evola, Baptist, Santano and Jennifer.

Prince Jacob, Ben Evangelisto, Ambe, Mario, Lino, Raymond and Rizma will entertain with comedy. For the listening pleasure of the audience, Marcus Vaz, Roseferns, Francis de Tuem, Tony de Ribandar, Prince Jacob and Evola will render songs.

In order to draw more crowds for the shows, Constantino Crasto has introduced a novel idea. On the purchase of every ticket, a housie coupon will be given free of cost and the winner for Jaldi Five will take away a cash prize of Rs 5,000.

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Irineu Gonsalves’ 10th production, I Am Sorry sees Willy, Scully, Aloma, Aplon, Pascoal Rodrigues, Franky Gonsalves, Pradeep Naik, Frazer, Anil Pednekar, Aleixin de Morjim in the main cast.

And, entertaining the audience will be Rajdeep Naik, John D’Silva, Fiona, Joyel and David. As an added attraction, noted singers of international fame, O’luv and Hema Sardessai, will mesmerize the audience with their melodious voices.

In this tiatr,  the audience will get to enjoy a big screen projection in the backdrop, which is the uniqueness of this director. Many efforts have been made by the director to bring in something new on the Konkani stage.

Sammy Tavares’ seventh production, Grandma, has a cast with Roma, Antonette de Maina, Franky Gonsalves and Aliva.

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Among the comedians, there’s Samica, Sally, Myron and Richard. There’s a girls’ band composed of Madonna (saxophone), Jeslyn Rodrigues (trumpet), Stacy (bass), Fevila (drums) and led by Norman Cardozo on the keyboard.

The opening song is unique as apart from Aleka, the musicians, Madonna and Jeslyn also share the stage a little later.

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