6th December, 2017
Lights, camera and…
A dying art was revived
That was buried deep inside
Mandragora circus is the one
That will gift you with unlimited bliss and fun!
All the way from Argentina, this play is sure to make your stomachs ache from laughing. Mandragora circus is a theater performance that revolves around two extremely adorable and funny clowns, the ups and downs of whose relationship were beautifully portrayed. It all started because of... well his stomach; his want to eat something, an apple or banana. While the female clown leaves us in awe of her aerial acrobatics and gymnastic skills, the male clown amuses us with his funny antics. This play epitomized what Abraham Lincoln said in 1856, “Actions speak louder than words.” Without uttering a single word, the actors conveyed us the entire story with great ease, hats off to the actors and their amazing skills. Their eloquent faces during the show just made me feel as if I am stolid.
The play was highly interactive, totally engaging the audience. When people at random were picked amongst the spectators, their astonished yet trilled faces added seasonings of laughter in the hall. The play was given an instrumental aura by playing music not only on instruments but also with weird combinations like axe, umbrella and what not. Oh, how can I forget their impeccable juggling skills! The way they juggled, my my... it was so smooth, what coordination. Mandragora circus colored my day with colors of happiness, cheer, laughter and everlasting love. At the same time, the play encouraged me to be more expressive in life and acknowledge the small happiness that life provides. As William Wordsworth rightly said in his poem the Solitary Reaper
“I listened, motionless and still;
And, as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.”
The ending of the play was so sweet that it left me with a heart smiling its widest smile long time after the play ended and the happy moments seem to have made me a home on cloud nine!