The " tragedy At The Dining Table written by sulaiman kakkodi designed
and directed by Ashokan oliyakkal, performed at Hyderabad as part
of the " Multi-lingual Theatre festival- 2001"
This play " Tragedy At The Dining Table". written during the early
80's by Sulaiman Kakkodi,truly represents the Amateur competing
scenario of the,then Malayalam Stage.
Offcourse ! written within the constrains of --stipulated time,ever
adaptable Space, Less number of Characters-- that too without a
female role,and the affordable,morable probabilities of 'Money'.
The Play portrays the never ending trauma of the undermined or less
priviledged 'Servant class' -- who is to serve,serve and to became
'Served by themselves'.
By taking maximum Theatrical liberties for its logic, this fictional
narrative progresses with the Staccato Dialogues of Two Butlers.
The typical servants of a Fifdom who are enchanted to serve the
Feudal Lord for ever and ever.
Here the director with his use of minimal space trys to metaphorically
point out the clutches of the Greedy "Power", which always squeezes
the human conditions.
Play performed on Sandwitch theatre form [ the stage laid at the
center and the audiance sitting two sides ].The Dining Table itself
is the acting area. The Two protogonists traversed to convey through
black humour how those who serve and finally themselves get " Served".
"........... It narrates how two domestic cook of a millionaire
draw a lottery between them and pickout a name of one cook to be
butchered into pieces and made in to a meal,to be served to their