Vrajesh Hirjee, Danish Husain
Hosruba Repertorys Chinese Coffee by Danish Hussain
Chinese Coffee is a play about friendship and the loss of it. Harry Levine and Jake Manheim are two friends and failed artists. Harry is an obscure novelist, and has written a third novel now. He has given the manuscript to Jake for his feedback. Jake a brilliant writer, wrote two critically acclaimed short stories when 19, but a photographer now, lives modestly. Meanwhile, few months back Jake took a loan from Harry but had not returned it till date. On this particular night, Harry broke, thrown out from his job at a chic French restaurant, decides to pay visit to Jake to recover his money. But Harry is keen on Jake`s views too on his new novel. As the evening unfurls, it turns out that Jake has read the novel but pretends he hasn`t. What ensues is the crux of the play.
The play, Chinese Coffee, both the stage and film version originally had Al Pacino playing the pivotal role, and the movie was also directed by Al Pacino. This is the first time the play is being staged in India under license from Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York, the copyright holder of the play. The production stars Vrajesh Hirjee and Danish Husain and is directed by Danish Husain