Artifice - A Play

Sunday 26th April 2020
7:30 PM

Event Type: Play

Duration: 1:30:00


‘Artifice’ is an original, dark satirical play written and directed by Amaan Ahmad. Set in a contemporary world, Artifice is about a struggling Artist who goes through numerous ordeals to have his work recognized in a world infested with pseudo-artists. He meets his neighbour who is extremely self-satisfied, narcissistic, and belongs to the pseudo-community. Believing herself to the best poet of the century, the neighbour thrives on creating mediocre content bordering on clichés and ultimately gets awarded for it. The play juxtaposes real art with second-rate, widely accepted work of clichés, highlighting the dark and despondent situations faced by these struggling artists. We see the appearance of the ‘Postman’ as a painful reminder of the dark reality masked in black humour. Finally, one day, the Artist receives a letter inviting him to exhibit his artworks. Watch the play to live through the multitude of episodes that circle the Artist’s reality.



Organiser: The Unknown Pen (Amaan Ahmad)

About Organiser: The Unknown Pen is a theatre group based in Hyderabad. We are the first theatre group in the city that works majorly on Original plays that belong to the genre of ‘Theatre of the Absurd.’ The first play produced by The Unknown Pen is called ‘Skepticism,’ a dark psychological play that involves the elements of Surrealism, Existentialism and Absurdism. Our vision is to revive the theatre culture across the country. Our plays are known for the depth of their content. We aim to stir the minds of people in terms of art and philosophy. We have done plays like 'Skepticism', 'Ek Tamasha', 'Badlav' 'TM POTLE' We are also working on numerous new plays that are to premiere this year.
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