Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In memory of Brian Russo

 “I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”  - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Brian Sir was a person with a vision. He dreamed the dream and then saw that dream to a reality on the lawns of Loreto College with his production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in December 2004. It was my interaction with Brian sir that introduced me to what theatre could really be. How it could just take you away to a different place in a different time. I will always remember with fondness how he would start each days rehearsal with a Surya Namaskar and how he formed a united company of actors from both Loreto college and Rabindra Bharti University students and brought to life Shakespeare with the Indian touch; from the costumes to the music to the stage setting. He was truly a visionary.

To sir with love. We will miss your smiling face but you will forever be with us in our thoughts and prayers.

Penelope Braganza
Loreto College - Batch of 2006

(Peter Quince in Brian Russo’s Production of A Midsummer Night’s dream)

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