Ek Madhavbaug is one of the pioneering Marathi language plays written on homosexuality and acceptance of the Gay community. The poignant play tells the story of a 21 year old youth coming to terms with his sexuality. The play is seen from the view point of his mother. The Mother discovers that her son is Gay and through his diary, relives his journey of discovery of his own sexuality.
The play strikingly brings out the emotions of a mother and son and will leave no soul untouched through its intensity and heartfelt content. The play is a simple effort to bring Gay issues in the Indian Society into the mainstream.
Chetan Datar had performed the original Marathi Play at the Humsafar Trust in 1998 and since then it was a dream that we shared with Chetan to translate the play into the hindi language and provide it a platform where it can be performed at various forums like educational institutions, corporate houses, theatres, conferences, workshops and festivals.
It is a 50 minute soliloquy translated into Hindi by Vivek Anand and Mona Ambegaonkar.
The performance reading is done by actress Mona Ambegaonkar. She has given award winning performances and is still remembered for her work in television serials like KADAM and CID and AMBER-DHARA. Her films include MANGAL PANDEY, WHITE NOISE, etc. Amongst her plays are KASTURI, RADHA-NIVAS, SITA-SURPANAKHA & SANDRA AND WHATEVER YOU SAY.
Ek Madhavbaug was first performed at Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2010 at PVR Juhu in April 2010 to jam packed audiences and received standing ovation from the audiences