‘Single’ is a collection of 8 monologues, each of which in some way adheres to the concept or meaning of the word – single. The word is simple and broad and can have many interpretations.
From a Bandra mother concerned about the single-mindedness of devotion to religion for her son; to a mid-level Nagpada smuggler on a date where everything he’s organized is ‘ek number’, but his girl’s running late and he starts delving into his ambition to be number one (Hindi); to a cocky actor intellectually masturbating about how everything is about me, myself and I; to a Londoner advocating the benefits of lone drinking; to a woman recounting how she met ‘the one’ in college in the most simple and inconspicuous way; to a husband, settling the more important accounts of a failed marriage like shared memories, I.P.’s on nicknames with his wife who is leaving him for good; to India, who happens to be a 27 year old player who is enjoying the benefits of singlehood so much that he needs to be spoken to and needs intervention to grow up into the responsible young man he threatened to be in his younger days. All the pieces are original.
Each monologue is a complete story within itself, with a beginning, middle, and end. An actor and a piece of text. Minimalistic. Nothing superfluous. The play is specifically designed for fringe venues.