Theatrical review: Even mists have silver coatings

Director: Jeffrey Pufahl, Victor Thoudam, Will Weigler To emit: Lauren Robinson, Anmol Oberoi, Dipika Pandey

Duration: 100 minutes

Language: English

Classification: 4 stars

Plot: Addressing social stigma and discrimination against India's LGBTHQIA + community (where the H stands for HIV + people), the thought-provoking narratives run parallel in this work, leaving you with a bucket full of emotions.

Revision: They questioned themselves more than anyone else. They died from within, every

only moment of their lives. And then they rose together, stronger than before, fighting gracefully to rekindle the waning light of hope. ‘ Even the mists have silver coatings It summarizes this struggle of the LGBTQIA + community, and it does it wonderfully through a series of emotionally charged vignettes.

A dark and minimalist outfit awaits the public. And on the foggy stage, sitting upright, there are seven powerful actors who effortlessly put on multiple hats one after another. Using symbolism as a tool, nonconforming adventurers direct the plot with their heartbreaking monologues. There is confusion in their minds, because they struggle to understand their own emotions. What makes this game painfully inspiring is how they accept everything despite the chaos.

The collaborative efforts of Jeffrey Pufahl, Victor Thoudam, Will Weigler and Vikram Phukan yields great results in terms of how they have hand-picked multiple stories and weaved them together into this one sharply executed play. Music and lighting have been used effectively to transition from one scene to another. Among the series of tales, there is one that traces the journey of a transgender parent who is shunned by his family. A woman, in another scene, shares an intimate moment with her neighbour, and begins to question her sexual orientation. Then, there’s a husband who loses his wife to another woman. Amid all these episodes, the charmingly humourous characters discuss mythology, gender fluidity, emotional unavailability and a lot more. Overall, ‘ Even the mists have silver coatings ’ is a play that touches every aspect that divides and confines the

community.

Este drama de 100 minutes de duración es un proyecto de colaboración indo-estadounidense, cuyo objetivo es sensibilizar a las personas hacia la comunidad LGBTQIA +, y es lo suficientemente prometedor como para iniciar un diálogo relevante y, con suerte, provocar un cambio positivo en la sociedad.

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