Melting in Madras

By H. R. Britton

Directed by Rajeev Varma

Melting in Madras: Seeking, singing and sickness in India is a monologue written and performed by Madison native H. R. Britton.

In 1995, a wide-eyed, 23-year-old, just-out-of-college H.R. Britton traveled to South India to explore yoga, meditation, and music for a year. But after three months, his quest for spiritual clarity took a detour when he became seriously ill.

Drawing on storytelling, character work, and live music, Melting in Madras vividly paints portraits of the people he met, and tells the tale of his pilgrimage with all its confusion and beauty. The Hindu called Britton’s previous work “a moving and humorous account of an India less traveled.” BackStage has called him “an engaging storyteller ... one honest, likable guy telling his story with unaffected simplicity.”

Produced by Overcoat Theater at The MercLab, 930 Fair Oaks Avenue, Madison

Performances: July 31 - August 1, 2010

Performance Times: Saturday July 31st at 8pm Sunday August 1st at 5pm

Ticket Prices: $15

Call 608-661-9696 x5 for reservations or more information.

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