Sunday, December 13, 2009

My First Ever Improv.

Hi guys & gals. I know it's been a while. Been kinda hectic with the running around for the training and then i've joined this theatre work shop. We're coming up with a pantomime in Feb. Guys and gals in Chennai do come and watch. I'll keep you guys updated with the dates and all that.

I've acted in plays in school. But we were always told what to do and it was fairly easy enacting those roles. But Pantomimes are slightly different. Guys are given roles and they are required to improvise(improv in short).

I chose to try out the villain character... I did a lot of impromptu improv so I'll be recollecting my lines from memory. They might not be exact. But it should be a good read. Here we go.

"I come from a long long time ago... from a place far far far away. I am Dr EVIL!!!....and this is my story.

You see I was supposed to be the hero in all those fairy tales... but for my cursed bad luck.. damn bad luck.

Take the case of Snow White... I was supposed to enter the cottage and kiss her to release her from her curse. I reached the cottage and went inside. I found her lying down. I closed my eyes and bent down and gave her the most tremendous lip-smacking kiss I could have conjured. I opened my eyes and realized I was kissing 'Grandma'. You see I was in the wrong fairy tale... I was in 'Little Red Riding Hood'.

Now take Rapunzel... not many of you guys know that Rapunzel is actually Telugu and I would call her 'Rapu!'. So I went below the tower and I said - 'Rapu Rapu throw down your lovely hair so I may climb and be with you'. Her beautiful long hair came tumbling down and I climbed it and I found myself face to face with the wicked old man. While I was busy fighting the old man, that 'Prince Charming' fellow- without any respect for tradition, enters the tower, uses the lift, picks up Rapunzel and rides away in to the sunset. And they live happily ever after.

Finally we come to Cinderella... and this time I was prepared. I was running 6kms a day and I knew I was going to beat that damn Prince. So we were in the ball dancing away. Suddenly the clock strikes 12 and Cinderella comes running out and I chase her. That slow poch Prince coudn't catch up with us. But what happens? He stops at the stairs and ends up with the glass slipper. And I run after the carriage and end up with a pumpkin. Now I put my hand inside the's nice... it's soft... but it's not Cinderella.

So now using my secret weapon I have destroyed the Prince and enslaved the 3 beauties.

Snow--- you are too SLOW. Sweep faster!
Cinderella... Cindy... Go wash my Chaddi!
Rapu...Where are you?...ah there you are... come... massage my kallu!

And this time... I'm going to live Happily Ever After."


The Literary Jewels said...

That made quite an interesting amusing tale :)

Unknown said...

what the hell was that?

AJEYA RAO said...

Hey you in to theater. thats really cool...wen r u traveling to Bangalore? let me know.

Tongue Trip said...

haha hilarity must be your middle name. these versions are mad crazy! all the beauties turned into beasts of burden..hehehe youre evil!

Maya said...

very funny, interesting

A New Beginning said...

:( aaaa mmm great!

Intern said...

hehe :P
funny character :D
and an interesting job :)
All the best!!

dumbheart said...

hm... huh... Hatkey hain yeh post , different from the normal ones...

what have you turned your self into? anyways, keep going, all the best!!!

Ajai said...

Amusing is it? Thanks. :)

it's supposed to be a spoof... read it like that.

he he... sure thing... first shot at it.. let's see where it takes me. :)

Ajai said...

@Tongue Trip
Thank u...i'll take that as a compliment. :P
But i didn't get the role... i got something else. let's see. :)

glad u found it so.

he he... why the sad smilie?

Ajai said...

Thank u... thank u. :)

hatkey hain... admit that... that's why i thought i should put it here.

Chhaya said...

i have a big Grin on my face!

loved reading this!! :D

PS: Poor Pumpkin :P

Meow said...

hahhahhhahahaha... lolz... mudila pa...

The Juggernaut said...

dat was a read bro !!

itsyvitsy said...

I am recovering from weakness after laughing even as I write this comment. It seems like an anti-climax of sorts something that was not supposed to be, but something that eventually turned out in your favour. All is well, that ends so beautifully well. :-D

So, doing theatre, eh? That is amazing! All the best. I was at a play last Saturday titled "Urban Turban" by a very amazing theatre group called evam. I am sure you have heard of it. It is a Chennai born group.

ANC said...

Best of luck with this! I really wanted to dabble in theatre, see if I was any good. But never ended up doing it.

I'll be waiting for updates! :)

Ajai said...

He he... thanks. and yes... poor pumpkin.

gLAd u enjoyed it.

thank u... welcome here.

thanks. glad u enjoyed it. yes evam is one of the big guys here in chennai. i'm having fun here. let's see where it goes.

ya? well i always had it in the back of my mind too. i read up in the paper abt these auditions happenin. chumma applied for it and got through. let's see how it goes. yes i'll try and post updates. :)