- UPCOMING THEATRES
The Play That Goes Wrong
Director : The team
Playwrights : Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
This play is the epitome of ‘comedy of errors’ adapted from the work of Henry Lewis. Entertaining turn of events infused by the comically-timed mistakes of the characters within the play within makes it a delightful watch!
Director : Naveen Chand Sharma
Playwrights : Sandeep Shikhar
Open Cast is a play which depicts the lives of people displaced, how it affects them and their newly-forged relationships with strange people and places. What do the displaced lose? Rooted identities, self-respect, sense of belongingness, their freedom…
Director : Madhvi Mehra & Apurvah Sahay Aarzoo
Playwrights : James Johnson Ritu is like most wannabe actresses - she wants to be famous, and to be famous, you have to suffer the audition process. So when she attends an audition for a 'must-have', career-building part, little does she know that the Director, Meera, has very strong views about how an audition should be conducted; about how the person auditioning should be tested and what should and should not be said.
Learning to Drive
Director : Ananda Dhar-James & Sai Sanket
Playwrights : Paula Vogel
The story follows the strained sexual relationship between Li'l Bit and her aunt's husband, Uncle Peck, from her adolescence though her teenage years to college and beyond. Using the metaphor of driving and issues of paedophilia, incest and misogyny, the play explores the idea of control and manipulation.
Director : Shobhit Bhatia & Arbab Ahmad
Playwrights : Badal Sircar
Adaptation : Shobhit Bhatia, Arbab Ahmad, Dewang Mulani
Everyone ends up asking this question at some point of time or another “Why are we doing anything?”Badal Sircar’s Evam Indrajit is as much about the existentialist question as it about the the youth of today. The play focusses on a struggling writer who toils relentlessly to write a play based on the lives of ordinary men, symbolically named Amal, Vimal and Kamal.
Director : Animesh Vishal
Asst. Director : Isha Sabharwal
Playwrights : Badal Sircar
Written in the 70s, Badal Sircar’s Pagla Ghoda is a milestone in Indian Theatre. It speaks of human values, sense of commitment, pain, agony, ecstasy and turmoil faced by us humans till we lie on the pyre. A brilliantly written play with a very simple premise of four men from different walks of life chatting at the funeral of a young girl.
In the Name of the Bully
Director : Afreen Sen Chatterji & Jyotsana Kala
Director : Anshuman Acharya
“In the Name of the Bully” dramatizes the story of Leo, an Anglo-Indian restaurateur in the twilight of his life, and his struggle to hold on to his identity while living in the rubbles of his past. A phone call from his elder son sends him reeling back into the memory of a lost time shared with his ‘favourite’ son.
A Shaggy Dog Story
Director : Abhishek Arora & Akshay Raheja
Asst. Director : Manan Narang
Playwrights : Mark Haddin
Adaptation : Abhishek Arora and Akshay Raheja
A Shaggy Dog Story follows the story of Steven, a 15 year old, who is exceptional at Math but finds people confusing. He is suffering from Asperger's syndrome, a type of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Based around a fictional small town of Asperg, the play opens with Steven discovering a dead dog in his neighbourhood.