Living Room (2015 play)

Living Room
Written byKalki Koechlin
CharactersDeath, Mrs. Anna Nil, Grandson, Doctor
Date premiered2015
Place premieredStein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Original languageEnglish
SettingA living room

Living Room or The Living Room, is a 2015 Indian play written and directed by actress and playwright Kalki Koechlin, which premiered at Ranga Shankara Hall, Bangalore, in July 2015. The play that marked the directorial debut of Koechlin, stars Neil Bhoopalam and Sheeba Chaddha in lead roles with Jim Sarbh and Tariq Vasudeva playing supporting roles. The play opened to positive response from critics.


The play opens with Death personified as a man (Neil Bhoopalam), standing in a living room nearby Mrs Anna Nil (Sheeba Chaddha), an elderly woman who is asleep, to wake up and discover that death is nearing her. Also present in her room are her Grandson, (Jim Sarbh), and a whiny and complaining Doctor (Tariq Vasudeva) who later transforms into a hub of the tale. The play follows conversations between the characters that carry humour and several underlying messages on life and death.

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