Chaos Theory (2008)

In a universe where nothing is determined and everything is in chaos, a pattern is formed. 2 particles x and y get attracted to each other, and remain forever in a pattern…attracted stronger and stronger the same way into infinity, without ever meeting.

Chaos Theory is a comedy of ideas that tracks the eras, the words, the lives of two professors who experience a lifetime together without expressing their real emotions. Set in colleges in the US and India, among academics and the social changes of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, the play is an exploration of love not as perfect chemistry but like the chaos theory itself, an imperfect physics.

Chaos Theory was the winner of the Julliard Playwriting Fellowship in 2004 and the only Indian play to be a finalist in the BBC World Playwriting Contest in 2007. It opened in Bombay in 2008 and has completed a run of 50 shows. Aside from Bombay the play has been performed in Dubai and extensively around India.


“Chaos Theory is When Harry Met Sally with intellect…the play is fresh and full of wit and charm.” – The Times Of India

  • Written by: Anuvab Pal
  • Directed by: Rahul da Cunha
  • The Cast: Zafar Karachiwala, Anahita Uberoi, Shaana Levy, Sohrab Ardeshir
  • Set Design: Fali Unwalla
  • Light Design: Arghya Lahiri, Dhanendra Kawade
  • Costume Design: Fat Mu