CURATED BY Arundhati Nag
Directed By Anmol Vellani
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Big Black, INOX Courtyard, Old GMC, Panjim
A woman is getting ready to welcome a young man, who has rented a room in her house—her son’s room. She feels uncomfortable that a stranger will be staying in this room and she is uncertain about what to say to him when he arrives. The man has an unusual name. This leads her to wonder about his identity. Who is he? Where does he come from? In time, her fears and anxieties bubble to the surface, exposing her latent prejudices and preconceptions about the ‘other’. Her distress and aversion erupt into a frenzy of rage and violence... when the young man arrives, hoping to be welcomed into her home. She was right: there is something unusual about him, something surprising, something, perhaps, eye-opening.
Acknowledgment: 'Please Feel at Home' is inspired by the play 'Oldenberg' written by Barry Bermange, published by Methuen in 1967. It has been adapted to address contemporary times in India. Despite all efforts to inform the Author about this adaption and seek his permission to produce the revised version of his play, the Producer and Director were unable to establish contact with the Author or his representatives. Due credit is being given to the Author for this adaptation of his play. Resemblance to any character living or dead is purely coincidental.