Kala Kollective in collaboration with Drnk N Driv Invites you all for a Super Comedy Evening with MadBai !
About The MadBai:
An archetype character created by Niki Ray, MadBai is someone who finds herself caught between changing cultures, changing times and the challenges thereof. Yet, she manages to boldly survive, be empowered, and be happy and constructive.
MadBai is a Ms. Know-it-all, because she knows what she knows and she also knows what she does not know.
MadBai hails from a fictional Maharashtrian village Quantumpur, where ‘hamarey gaon mey to baba kuch bhi ho sakta hai’. (Quantumpur is an allusion to multiple universes theory. Thus, Quantumpur is a village where any human being (real, fictional or historical) or any surreal situation may be created and described.
The MadBai has held many jobs, some high-level jobs as well as lower end jobs – without being status-afflicted in the slightest bit. One of her hook phrases is, “imaandari sey kiya to koi job chhota bada nahi hota, siraf insaan ka dimaag chhota bada hota hai” and often gives many perspectives with anecdotes on when she worked.
The MadBai has some past lovers (after leaving her drunk and abusive husband Ganpat) which are kept under wraps and only occasionally, some anecdote of a past pops up but all lovers are only referenced as a special friend, while only the subtext and the context reveals in the passing that there is more to it than ‘just a friend’.
Now she has finally empowered herself with a powerful tool called comedy and has taken to the stage. You don't want to mess with this Bai. The MadBai is the zany representation of the modern woman, caught between worlds, mostly enjoying and tripping on the confluence of worlds, but sometimes saddened and confused by the world. She represents the modern woman who deals very efficiently with the world, despite having a distinct touch of a rustic regional character.
Performed by: Niki Ray
Concept by: Niki Ray
Language: English, Hindi
Duration: 45 mins.
Drnk N Driv, WTC, Kharadi
R5, Tower-3, World Trade Center, Raghavendra Nagar, Kharadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411014