You might be a good writer, but it is of no use if you can’t complete your story. The Skeleton Woman is about a writer who is trying to finish his incomplete stories with his wife sometimes, whom he rescued 2 years ago when he was a fisherman.
The stories of our fisherman-turned-writer are about the sea, a woman’s skeleton or a goose. and most of his stories start with “There was once this woman”. He has created an imaginary world of sharks, fish, geese and the sea in his house, and he’s very happy with it. So much so that he’s not interested in taking his wife out for a dinner (as the place would be noisy and he would not like to leave his goose and fish and the skeleton of a woman alone). All the characters in the stories are confused because the writer doesn’t know what happens next. But he never gives up.
The wife is a working woman and doesn’t want to get into the husband’s imaginary world. But after a while even she leaves her job. She tries to make sense of the situation but fails to snap him out of his imaginations, instead ends up thinking of a story with him. Thankfully, one of the stories gets published and he is happy, but his wife is not, because according to the media she’s dead.
The play features Kalki (Dev D) who plays a frustated wife very well. Prashant (her husband) is very good with dialogue delivery and expresses himself well, at times better than Kalki. There’s a good situational comedy in conversation between the writer and the wife. Skeleton Woman is co- written by Kalki and Prashant Prakash, and has won the Metro Plus Playwright Award for Best Original Script. Directed by documentary filmmaker, Naren Chandavarkar the play is an absolute entertainer. It is also produced by Anurag Kashyap, so i don’t think you would want to miss it.