Amitesh Grover’s The Money Opera is an immersive theatre production created as a site-specific project. Housed in a 5-storey abandoned building, it contains songs and stories of ambition, guilt, fear, desire, love, community, and many others that reveal the nature of contemporary society — what it keeps hidden, oppressed, and buried. In this unnamed building, you meet an oracle, a mourner, a salesman, a dreamer, a thief, a divine child, a rebel, a broker, and several others, who hammer at society’s facade and tell us about the extent to which they go to survive in, or fight against the system — how money breaks them or makes them, forsakes or awakens them. The Money Opera is an experimental production where audiences enter a building and spend time with characters (played by actors and real life professionals) in a dystopic universe. Like the free-market economy, this is free-wheeling theatre, where the audience chooses what they watch, how they watch, but are in little control of what occurs inside the building.
Location: The Unnamed Building, Altinho, Panaji, Goa
Shows: Dec 17 – 23
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Language: Hindi & English
Age Restriction: 12+
Dress Code: Casual (comfortable footwear)
Audience seating: Sitting and Standing, where available
Locker facility for belongings available
After-show drinks and nibbles
Capacity: 100 people per show
Commissioned & Produced by Serendipity Arts Foundation for The Serendipity Arts Festival
Writer: Sarah Mariam
Scenographer: Asim Waqif
1st Assistant Director: Sarthak Narula
Set Designers: Garima Aggarwal Roy and Anindya Roy
2nd Assistant Director: Vishnupad Barve
Producer & Project Manager: Tanvi Shah
Costume Designer: Gurpreet Sidhu
Light Designer: Vikrant Thakar
Sound Designer: Akash Sharma
1st Production Assistant: Asavari Gurav
2nd Production Assistant: Shravan Naik
Poster design: Chandan Crasta
Concept & Direction: Amitesh Grover
Performers: Padmashree Josalkar, Akanksha Dev, Shivpranav Damodar Alavani, Sumali Khaniwale, Manoj Thapar, Snehalata Tagde, Silpi Dutta, Jitu Rabha, Suvrat Joshi, Riddhiman Dutta, Mamata Verlekar, Dr. Pradip Sarmokadam, Anish Albuquerque, Raghunath Chari, and Vishnupad Barve.
Please note: The venue is wheelchair inaccessible. No lift, no ramp.
Ensemble Music Composer: Riddhiman Dutta
to get to The Money Opera:
1. Visitors can park their vehicles at Samba
Square and take our shuttles from Samba Square. All shuttles for The Money
Opera start at 6PM sharp.
2. Shuttles from all other venues start at 6PM
for The Money Opera.
3. Parking at the Unnamed Building at Altinho
is not available. Please park your vehicle at Samba Square or any other festival venue
4. Shuttles will be available at the parking
of each venue.
Disclaimer: We would like to thank you all for your overwhelming response to the Festival! It is this enthusiasm that makes our return to Panjim all the more special. Performances and workshops have limited seating. Those who had pre-registered for a performance/workshop will be given preference for entry. Beyond that, if seats are left, entry will be allowed on a first come first serve basis.
We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.