As the winter season approaches in Goa, commercial tiatr directors will be releasing their new productions. Earlier, brushing aside the fear of Covid-19, a few of the directors had taken the plunge and staged a handful of tiatrs.
The monsoon tiatrs received a good response from the audience as there was no entertainment whatsoever for a long period of time, and tiatr-lovers were longing for live entertainment on the tiatr stage. As the monsoon releases had a big cast, they attracted the crowds easily and many ran to houseful shows.
This winter season, there are around 16 tiatr directors, who will be entertaining their tiatr audience with grand new releases. The new releases will also be staged in the villages as well, unlike the monsoon tiatrs, which were staged only in the city auditorium.
WHAT’S IN STORE
The tiatrs which have been scheduled for this winter include Roseferns’ 101th production Ek Nam Ek Dis, Prince Jacob’s tiatr Bharadik Khuris, Menino de Bandar’s Thodech Dis, Comedian Dominic’s Sunniechi Xempddi, Ulhas Tari's Mhojea Sangata Rav, John D’Silva’s Paklleo, Franky Gonsalves’ second production Dadlo, Comedian Joyel’s Inas, Josevon’s Sintidan Paim Ghal re Jaki, Josesan’s Tiatrist, Aleixin de Morjim’s tiatr Sorry, Comedian Sally’s Tuka Zai Toxem, Dominic Carvalho’s Rest of My Life, Cruz Pinto’s Dolle Ason Kuddo, Pal Soares’ Ghor Lasta Lok Hansta and Kissan de Chinchinim’s tiatr Goemkarancho Fuddar Kitem?
A handful of new releases are scheduled for, either, the end of October or the first week of November. But, several tiatr directors have roped in new faces in their troupes, thus, giving a golden opportunity to many amateurs to showcase their theatrical skills on stage.
With regards to Prince Jacob’s 71st production Bharadik Khuris, there will be some magical moments on stage, and Prince Jacob is all set to entertain the crowd as a magician, besides his natural comedy. “Everyone has a cross to bear in life. And, during that earthly journey, one must always help another to carry the cross,” he shared. “Don’t expect an escape route, but carry your cross for God’s greater glory.”
The new members in Prince Jacob’s troupe include Baptist, Sonia and Eddie Casiano. “Valency from Calangute was there earlier in some of my productions, and she has made a comeback in this new production,” he stated.
Roseferns 101th production Ek Nam Ek Dis is all about getting what you deserve. With productions one after another in different seasons, he said that he has around 24 members in his troupe, which include musicians, lightman, stage manager and others.
After the success of his first tiatr Lion King, Franky Gonsalves from Vasco is all set to entertain tiatr fans with his second release, Dadlo. He doesn’t want to reveal much about the contents of the tiatr, but said that it would definitely impress the audience. His earlier production was an instant hit as it had one artiste shouldering a dual role simultaneously.
Tiatr Inas has been penned by comedian Agostinho and directed by comedian Joyel and it has noted artistes Pradeep Naik, Pascoal Rodrigues, Mita, Cassy, Cia, comedian Myron and others. Ulhas Tari’s fourth production Mhojea Sangata Rav is scheduled for the month of November. And, his artistes include Peter de Arambol, Caziton, Roma, Reema, Joylita, comedian Ambe, Richard, Rizton and others.