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Q Theatre Productions proudly presents its brand new play "Project S.T.R.I.P.", a comic satire written by Ram Ganesh Kamatham and directed by Q. The play tells the story of the discovery of a native island community and their contribution towards the ‘progress and trade’ of the modern world.


The cast includes Neil Bhoopalam, Dilnaz Irani, Harssh Singh, Shruti Sridharan and Tariq Vasudeva.


We will only be having a limited run. So catch it NOW!!


For more details please call 26392688 or email us on qtheatreproductions@gmail.com


To book tickets call 39895050 or log on to www.bookmyshow.com


Our show dates are :

Prithvi Theatre: 16th June and 17th June at 9pm and 18th June - 21st June at 6 & 9pm

Sathaye College Auditorium : 27th & 28th June at 7pm

NCPA Experimental : 1st - 5th July 2009 at 7pm


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Great Texts:

On the last Monday of each month people meet in Q's drawing room to read a play they may have heard of but not necessarily have read.

Writer's come to see how the greats wrote, actors come to play multiple parts and theatre lovers come because it keeps them in touch with the art form. It is open all and everyone takes turns in playing characters from the play. Discussions ensue after over tea and biscuits.

In the month of May, we read Peter Whelan's 'A Russian in the Woods' - "Amongst the ruins of post-war Berlin, a young soldier is sent for a weekend to guard a deserted British army office. In the corrosive atmosphere of Cold War power struggles, he innocently finds himself caught up in a situation where his conscience is on trial."

A Russian in the Woods, concerns itself with the universal political climate which Whelan believes (plausibly) was engendered by that "thinking war" – a world in which "duplicity and lies became the order of the day", and in which such political strategies inevitably came to pollute personal interactions as well. The play is structured as a memory play, which necessarily involves a degree of recounting and in places a "storytelling" mode. The play also touches on the military's attitude to gays.

May saw a very good turn out. The reading was very long and lot of the readers were struggling to stay awake. Despite that, they lingered after to discuss issues surrounding homosexuality in the army and the Cold War.

In the month of June, we will be reading Boris Vian's 'The Empire Buliders' - "a family retreats higher and higher into more cramped conditions, stalked by the faceless, silent Schmurz."

Boris Vian, (March 10, 1920 – June 23, 1959) was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. He is best remembered today for his novels. Those published under the pseudonym Vernon Sullivan were bizarre parodies of criminal fiction, highly controversial at the time of their release. Vian's other fiction, published under his real name, featured a highly individual writing style with numerous madeup words, subtle wordplay and surrealistic plots. L'Écume des jours is the most known of these works, and one of the few translated into English. Vian was also an important influence on the French jazz scene. He served as liaison for Duke Ellington and Miles Davis in Paris, wrote for several French jazz-reviews (Le Jazz Hot, Paris Jazz) and published numerous articles dealing with jazz both in the United States and in France. His own music and songs enjoyed popularity during his lifetime, particularly the anti-war song Le Déserteur.

The Empire Builders, originally titled Les Bâtisseurs d'empire was written in 1957 and was staged in 1959. The play has established itself as one of the minor classics of the post - war theatre. Widely interpreted to be a study of a nationalistic people consumed by fear and denial, it also presents a very personal story of the dangers of hubris in the face of the unknown. These themes are explored through the story of a respectable, if not bumbling, family fleeing from a mysterious noise eminating from outside their apartment. They habitually pack their bags and move into the empty space above them to safety. However, when they arrive, they are always greeted by the Schmurz – a wretched creature whose presense remains a mystery

We will be reading it on the 29th of June at 7:30pm at 18 Anukool, Sq. Ldr. Harminder Singh Marg, 7 Bungalows. Next to Daljit Gym. All are welcome. If you need directions call Himanshu on 26392688 or 9820356150.We hope to see you at these and many more events.


In 1999, Theatre Group Bombay (TG) approached Q Theatre Productions (QTP) to showcase younger theatre groups in a vibrant festive atmosphere and thus 'Thespo' was born. Thespo was created to give young performers an opportunity to hone their talents on a simulated professional stage. Through Thespo, TG and QTP hope to recognize and encourage new talent as well as create a new generation of theatre goers.
Join us as we explore the stage anew with loads of cutting edge youth theatre, platform performances and workshops conducted by the who’s who in theatre. Originally started as just a one off festival at the end of each year, Prithvi Theatre and Thespo have joined hands to provide a more regular show casing of the best youth theatre talent in the country. Thus in March 2007, Thespo at Prithvi was born. The first Tuesday and Wednesday each month, the next generation of theatre wallahs stride across the hallowed Prithvi stage.

Aside from regular full length theatre, Thespo at Prithvi is also providing an opportunity for young theatre groups to showcase their short plays, as a pre show appetizer before the main show on each Thespo at Prithvi show day. If you have a play that you think can work in the outdoor areas of Prithvi Theatre, email us at thespo@gmail.com

Thespo at Prithvi...it’s not just on. It’s full-on!!!

Thespo at Prithvi in June

2nd June

Tuesday

6 & 9pm Play : The Skeleton Woman ( English)
A young writer with a potent imagination finds himself entangled in his own creations.
With sharks in his living room, a goose that speaks, and a skeleton that’s driving him mad, he struggles to keep a grasp on what’s real and what’s in his head.
With him through all of this is his wife, who is constantly trying to bring him back down to earth.

Winner of the Metroplus Playwright Award 2009.

3rd June

Wednesday

6 & 9pm Play : The Skeleton Woman ( English)
A Quaff Theatre Presentation.
Produced by Anurag Kashyap.
Directed by Nayantara Kotian.
Written and performed by Prashant Prakash and Kalki Koechlin.

Please Note
· Plays – Prithvi Theatre. Tickets rates for plays: Rs 80/- only
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Schedule subject to change.

We are on the look-out for new plays that can be a part of Thespo at Prithvi for the coming months. So if your under 25, and you have play ready that's an hour long, get in touch with us at 9820356150 or email us at thespo@gmail.com