The Art & Science of Mating

Directed by

Sunil Shanbag & Sapan Saran

An evening of heady theatre…
of profound tenderness and poignancy!

Time Out

Painfully honest... with superlative performances...
definitely a recommended watch!

Bombay Times

Memorable... moving... captivating...
It’s a riot !

Mumbai Theatre Guide

Beautifully portrayed... highly engaging and exciting... quite a show!

Verve Magazine

Marriage-ology is an exploration of the idea of marriage through eight scenes. It’s sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, sometimes scathing, but always insightful. Marriage-ology draws upon popular music, Deccani performed poetry, classics from theatre and literature, and contemporary theatre writing to create a charming and exciting collage.

90 minutes/no interval | English, Hindi


Cast: Shishir Sharma, Trishla Patel, Vivek Date, Nisha Dhar, Sukant Goel, Manjiri Pupala, Sapan Saran, Imran Rashid, Dilip Pande, Suvrat Joshi, Avantika Ganguly, Sunil Shanbag.

Sound: Santanu Ghatak

Backdrop Design: Janhavi Sharma

Print Design: Punit Gandhi

Production Support: Maruf Ali Sheikh

Excerpts from Reviews

The couples belong to different eras, age groups and social backgrounds but they all explore the idea of what it is like to be married. In most parts hilarious, some of it is poignantly insightful and there are many ‘awww’ moments you will witness …’

Bombay Times

‘… The performances are sharp and thanks to the intelligent direction, there is a likeable evenness throughout the show even as we travel through nations, and move from themes of political strife to socio-economic undertones to cute poetic banter …’

Mumbai Theatre Guide

‘… This was truly alternative theatre. There was a stage, wings, sets that were brought on and off as the piece demanded and props completely done away with. It was all mimed. Costumes were basic. Lighting was limited. Even so, they put up quite a show …’

Verve Magazine