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Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron is a play about Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner who wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is sentenced to community service in which he must help the recent widower once a week for six months.
After graduating from the National School of Drama in 1970, Raina commenced his work in Indian parallel cinema via 27 Down, in which he also played the lead role of Sanjay. He has produced over 150 plays in 12 languages.
As an actor, he has worked in more than a 100 plays. He has directed several memorable productions like Kabira Khada Bazar Mein, Karmawali, Pari Kukh, Kabhi Na Chooden Khet, The Mother, Bhanbhatt Ki Atmakatha, Godan, Muavze, Tum Saadat Hasan Manto Ho, Badshah Pather, Stay Yet A While, Baaki Itihaas, Hiroshima, Hatya Ek Aakar Ki and The Great Trial.
His production encompass the works of Sanskrit classic plays, folk theatre and classic international playwrights like Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekov, Lorca, Brecht.
Andha Yug, which he directed, was performed in Berlin and the Festival of India in the USSR. He was a Fellow and also produced Jasma Odan at Hawaii University in 1986. His films as an actor include 27 Down, Satah Se Uthta Aadmi, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, Tamas, Titli, Genesis, Tarang, Ankur Maina aur Kabootar, Taare Zameen Par, Rab Ne Banadi Jodi, Aisha, Noor, Lakshya, Teen Aur Aadha and Exchange Offer (short). He has also acted in the acclaimed web series The Forgotten Army for Amazon Prime.
Aakash Prabhakar is a filmmaker, actor, writer, and director who runs a film and a theatre production company of his own by the name of Here And Now. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Theatre Making and Performance Arts from The Drama School Mumbai and a degree in Mass Communication from The Mumbai University. After acting in, writing, and directing 50 odd theatre productions, short films, TV shows and winning accolades in theatre festivals across the country, he pursued filmmaking from NYFA and made his first feature Freddie’s Piano in 2019.