With a thunder-shower passing over the city most of us who gathered for the Block Dog Easy Evening was in high spirits except for some as the club announced that it being Mahavir Jayanti it was a totally dry day.
Black Dog is a sponsor for these Easy Evening's around the country in keeping with the spirit of Black Dog. But being Kolkata - the cultural capital - this was a show with a difference. Tolly Gulf Club is one of the most happening venue in Kolkata and definitely the best fit for show around Shakespeare.
Inside it was pin drop silence with the stage being set by Spandan. A mature audience sat in anticipation to savor an unusual evening. The show started with the compere briefing before each act and one after another snippets from Shakespeare was enacted under the direction of none other than Ashok Viswanathan.
A spellbound audience watched acts from Macbeth, Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew, Richard III and a few more. The most commendable performance was by Kishore Bhimani who enacted a special part from Richard III which brought to life the character resulting in a thumping applause by the audience. Other notable performance was by Oman and Reshmi who enacted a scene from Macbeth depicting the murder of mother and child.
Welcome break was a quartet presented by Piyali Roy from one of Shakespeare’s sonnet. The evening went smoothly under the covered hall with nice air-con but a poor sound, which went off quite often.