Java and Hetal Joshi on Upcoming Comedy Shakespearean Tragedy Hamlet: The Clown Prince in Boston


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ANDOVER, MA—The husband-wife team of Hetal and Java Joshi talk about upcoming comedy show: Hamlet: The Clown Prince, a comical take on Shakespearean tragedy by Rajat Kapoor that will be staged in Andover, MA, on Aug. 28, 2022.

Presented by the Academy of Creative Arts in collaboration with Prayog Theater Group – NJ, the play will be staged at 5:30 PM at Collins Center for the Performing Arts, located at 100 Shawsheen Road in Andover.

To watch the full interview, please click here, or on the image below.

For tickets visit https://academyofcreativearts.com/hamlet or more information / sponsorship / advertisements call Java at 781.308.9899 / Hetal 201.844.4462.

Java Joshi and Hetal Joshi, the Founders of the Burlington, MA-based Academy of Creative Arts say they’re trying to create an audience for classy experimental theater in the Boston area.

HAMLET – The Clown Prince is an internationally acclaimed play that has been staged in more than 18 countries over the last 14 years. It’s produced by the well-known Theater group, ‘Cinematograph’ and directed by Rajat Kapoor, who is a recipient of numerous International Awards. The Cast of this play includes several internationally recognized Artists, including Rajat Kapoor and Vinay Pathak, Neil Bhoopalam, Aadar Malik, Puja Sarup, Mallika Singh and Mansi Multani.

The British Theater guide calls it “a multi-layered piece of theatre”, The Hindu says – “it’s a captivating fare” – “the performances are breathtaking in its audacious humor.” The Mumbai Theater Guide says – “It will make your eyes pop out, air stand and heart wrench.” “It’s punchy fun, instinctual comic, and pleasingly accessible,” says Exeunt Magazine

HAMLET – The Clown Prince has won many awards such as: Winner of Mahindra award for Best Director & Best Play and it’s also Winner of Best Play, Best Director, Best Supporting actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Costume design at the Meta Festival.

This play is being staged as a tribute in memory of Java’s father, late Prof. Satish Mehta, who was an award winning writer and director, well-known for pioneering Prayog (Experiment) Theater in Indore and Bhopal, India that has been successfully running and executing the legacy of creating and delivering experimental theater for over 50 years. Prof. dr. Mehta’s son and Java’s brother, Ameeya Mehta, started the NJ chapter of Prayog in 2015, continuing the legacy of his father to promote the love for experimental theater.

A little about the director and the actors:

RAJAT KAPOOR is an Indian actor, screenwriter and film director well-known for his outstanding work in Monsoon Wedding, Dil Chahta Hai, Kapoor and Sons, Bheja Fry, Ankhon Dekhi, Drishyam 1 & 2, Mithya, Gehraiyaan etc.

VINAY PATHAK is an accomplished theater and film actor. He has starred in many films including Khosla Ka Ghosla, Bheja Fry, Island City, Fire, Bombay Boys, Chalo Dilli, Manorama six feet under, Johnny Gaddaar, Badlapur, Chintu ka Birthday, Ramprasad ke Tehrvi, Tashkent Files etc. and had a supporting role in movies like Jism, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and My Name is Khan.

NEIL BHOOPALAM is an Indian television, stage, and film actor. He is known for his roles in films such as No One Killed Jessica, Shaitan, NH10, Lust Stories, Ungli and the Indian TV series 24. Bhoopalam started his Bollywood career with the film “Mera Dil Leke Dekho” although he is primarily a stage actor. He has acted in several prominent plays such as Nadir Khan’s A Few Good Men and Hamlet — The Clown Prince by Rajat Kapoor.

MANSI MULTANI is an Indian film actress. She is known for the Bollywood films Pari, Island City and Kadakh. She started her career as a theater artist. Mansi has been part of more than 600 theater plays. She has been continuously active in the film industry since the year 2010.

PUJA SARUP is an Actor, Director and Acting Coach based in Mumbai. She completed her MA in Theater Arts from Mumbai University and studied at ‘Helikos: International School of Theater Creation’ (Florence, Italy). She is the Co-Founder of theater company ‘Patchworks Ensemble’.

The play has an ensemble cast of nine of Mumbai’s best theater artists who will be clowning around and putting up quite a show.

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