Odd Duck presents The Handsomest Drowned Man In the World


When a dead man floats to the beaches of a sleepy village, the village comes alive. It is a plot that only Gabriel Garcia Marquez could have written. The Handsomest Drowned Man In the World is an example of Marquez’s sheer appetite for life.  And we can now witness the same on stage.

Odd Duck Productions is set to mesmerize the capital with an adaptation of this beautiful, unusual tale. At the helm of affairs is Shibani Puri, a National School of Drama alumnus who has to her credit set designs that have always cast a spell on theatre aficionados. Ji Saab Ji, Mahim Junction, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Yerma are but a few of the many productions that she has been a part of.  An artist who has exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial of Design Performance and Space, Chez Republic, Shibani divides her time between her production company, her theatre consultancy with varied schools and mastering the art of Shaolin Kung Fu.

With The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World, Odd Duck Productions attempt to further their commitment to the world of stage. It is a two-woman act featuring Shena Gamat and Padmashree C.R. that tells the story of internal transformation and living life to the fullest. Esteban is a handsome hulk who doesn’t lose his magnetism even to death.  The aura of his dead body is a catalyst that forces the villagers to change the way they live forever. It is ironic, how a dead man gives life to living people.

His Excellency Alfredo Pinto Saavedra, Ambassador of Colombia to India, watched the play and loved every bit of it.

“This is a classical choice of a Latin American story and is dramatized and enacted very well. It is a story written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 1968.”

The company is currently planning a festival of Gabirel Garcia Marquez works. Also in the anvil are the plays on themes Meera or Me, Bullahshah and Damo Shaolin. In fact, the company bears a long-term association with the Damo Shaolin Kung Fu school.

Inspired by The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World is playing at The Habitat Centre, Stein Auditorium on 4th May, 2014 at 7.30 pm. You can book your tickets at or get in touch with the India Habitat Centre programmes desk at 011-43663093 / 90.

The event has received support from leading companies known in the media , art and culture world.


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Produced by Odd duck productions

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In association with Damo Shaolin Kung Fu School

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