A group of artists will come together for performances on the theme of growing old.
What’s it about? The Just Us Repertory and Chennai Art Theatre are producing At Last: An evening of music, poetry, and theatre. It’s a benefit concert on December 9 at Medai in Alwarpet where the proceeds go to the Vishranthi Old Age Home. The events will feature performances and acts that deal with growing old. Given music, books, and films romanticising youth and staying young, why not something different?
- The organiser is the theatre artist and musician Akhila Ramnarayan. She got the idea for the event from the song At Last by Etta James. She wanted the theme to be about growing old.
Performers: Among the performers are Akhila Ramnarayan, Vedanth Bharadwaj, and Paul Jacob, with live music. There’ll be guest performances by Anita Ratnam, Gowri Ramnarayan, and others.
Giving back: Akhila said it’s also a part of giving back to society. Given the theme of the show, it made sense to donate to an old age home. She said Vishranthi has been doing good work and was the right place to donate.
(Image credits: Akhila Ramnarayan’s Instagram Post)