Message

in a bottle

WHEN /

Performed

October 4&5 

WHERE /

Bharat Nivas

Auroville

ABOUT THE EVENT /

Message in a Bottle is an adventure comedy thriller that tells a story of four river-dwellers in a desperate race against time to save their river from being blocked by a soft drink company.

Story by Jesse & Johnny

SCENES /

Scene 1 - Message in a Bottle
Scene 2 - Guardians chase Frangipani
Scene 3 - The River-Dwellers
Scene 4 - Council of Elders
Scene 5 - Brace & Chikoo’s Outdoor Workshop 
Scene 6 - The Sludge of Despond
Scene 7 - The Dreamweaver
Scene 8 - The Village of Desire
Scene 9 - The Morning After
Scene 10 - The Gates of Effluvium
Scene 11 - The Magistrates
Scene 12 - Outside The Vault
Scene 13 - The Banquet
Scene 14 - Inside the Vault
Scene 15 - The Announcement of the Oracle

MIRACULOUS PRODUCTIONS WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS HEARTFELT THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS FOR THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT:

ANE, AUROSYLLE, AUROVELO, CRIPA, DANIEL, DORIS, FRANCIS, ECO-SERVICE, ERIC, FREE STORE, GLIMPSE, JEAN, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE, JOCELYN, JOY, KALABHUMI, KALSANG, KAREN, MATT, NICOLE, PALA, PROJECTS COORDINATION GROUP, STICHTING DE ZAAIER, SUKRIT, TANTO, TIBETAN PAVILION and VISITORS CENTER.

THE MAGICIANS BEHIND THE MIRACLES /

Sustainable, Renewable, Reusable Theatre

The environmental message contained in Message of a Bottle isn’t just lip service - at Miraculous Productions we practise what we preach. The entire production has been run along sustainable, renewable, reusable, repairable, renewable, reshoeable and regluable lines: almost every aspect of the show has been created using waste materials found in the Eco-Service, the Surf School, Aurovelo, people’s store-rooms, on the side of the road and in Pondy garbage cans. Many of our large props are repurposed from Bharat Nivas' extensive, existing collection of beautifully-built backstage treasures. A huge collection of waste plastic bottles, old chairs, aluminium cans, mud-covered wire and odd chappals were joyfully extracted from the base of Auroville’s Mount Garbage in Kottakarai to create our dazzling props. Our rehearsals were almost entirely paperless, with most actors reading scripts from their phones. You’ll also notice that the program you’re now reading has been created without wasting printing resources or paper in its creation. Our vast on-stage projection screen was assembled entirely from re-used Matrimandir scaffolding pipes. And after the show, what cannot be disassembled and properly recycled, will be safely stored away, and whatever the rats and squirrels don’t eat, will be used for Miraculous Productions next show!

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION EITHER TO MIRACULOUS PRODUCTIONS' ACCOUNT NO. 251058 BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW, OR AT THE THEATRE IN PERSON! ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS HELPING US MAKE BIGGER, BETTER PRODUCTIONS IN THE FUTURE! MUCH LOVE!