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From Hollywood to Dubai: Catch the stage adaptation of Reservoir Dogs at Alserkal Avenue (Nov 18-21)

Filed on November 10, 2020
The cast will have you at the edge of your seat.

A crime story, laced with dark humor, guns, guts and paranoia make Reservoir Dogs one of the greatest crime classics to come out of Hollywood. Show starts at 7:30pm

H72 Productions is proud to bring to you the revered crime drama, Reservoir Dogs, which is a heist story without the heist adapted for the stage by Sid Abbas and directed by Satyen Chandiramani.

Reservoir Dogs looks at what happens before and after a botched jewellery store robbery where the gang is ambushed by the cops. The soon discover that one of them may not be who they seem and someone may be an undercover cop. Suspicions are raised and guns are fired as chaos reigns supreme in their hunt for the rat in their midst.
Director Satyen Chandiramani, says: "Having done theatre for the past few years and seen so many genres staged, I always thought that Reservoir Dogs could be surely adapted into a fulfilling and thrilling theatre experience so here we are! I consider myself blessed to have such an experienced and energetic cast."

"There are some stories that transcend mediums," says Sid Abbas who is the writer of the stage adaptation as well as a member of the cast. "Reservoir Dogs is one of them. It doesn't matter if it's being played on television, projected on a silver screen, performed on stage or being orated over radio. The tale is gripping regardless of where and how it's being told and being a lover of theatre, I wanted nothing more than to tell this riveting story through the stage. My goal was to stay true to the phenomenon of this timeless classic, a task I can only describe as being akin to trying to capture lightning in a jar. In the end, I hope the audience enjoys this production as much as I've enjoyed writing the stage adaptation and working on it as an actor."

Voices of the cast

Reservoir Dogs boasts a stellar cast which is a blend of experienced theatre veterans and relatively fresher talent.

Alejandro Celli for whom Reservoir Dogs will be something of a reunion with the director, having worked with him in 'Put Asunder' in February 2020 and has been a part of plays like 'The Shadow Box' and 'Rumors', spoke about his love for theatre, "I enjoy theatre because it makes me disconnect from my current life and enter an imaginary world that I create with the rest of the cast. I forget about all my worries and just focus on what's happening here and now. To me theatre is a type of meditation."

Chineme Prince, who is a multi-talented artist gifted with acting chops and smooth dance skills discussed his experience on set, "Being on this project has been an exciting experience. It's always a treat to be in a production where everyone is just as excited to be in it as you are. The camaraderie between the cast and crew is one to be admired, we all feel like little boys and girls having a swell time. Looking forward to the audience seeing this beautiful painting we are creating."

Having starred in classic plays like 'A Streetcar Named Desire', 'The Glass Menagerie' and 'The Shape of Things', Mario Silva is no stranger to big performances. "Such a simple setting yet one of the most powerful plays I've ever read," he explained. "It is an incredible experience to be a part of this cast and crew and I can't wait to display our hard work on the stage."

Bryan MacKenzie is a veteran of theatre in Dubai having been part of plays like 'Endgame', 'Strangers On A Train' and 'And The There Were None'. "The script has some of the most intriguing characters that drive the plot - it's fascinating to reveal the suspicion and animus that runs underneath the written dialogue."

"For the past couple of years, I have noticed a real desire amongst the audience in the UAE for more mature themes," says Gautam Goenka, Artistic Director at The Junction. "The audience acceptance of plays like A Behanding in Spokane and Tigers Be Still were strong indicators of that. So when Satyen discussed Reservoir Dogs with me I felt really fortunate as it lined up with everything I feel the theatre audiences of UAE need and want."

Reservoir Dogs
November 18 to 21
The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
Show starts at 7:30pm

Tickets are available online at www.bookmyshow.com and at the reception of The Junction in Alserkal Avenue.

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