The following is a list of shows you should watch out for this month. The code to it's deciphering is as follows:
in blue are QTP events.
Those with an (R) next to them means that we have reviewed it, and if you require a review simply email us at email@example.com asking for it.
Those with an (PP) next to them means that it is a platform performance, entry free!
|Date, Day||Time & Venue||Play||Notes|
|9pm, Prithvi||S*x, M*orality and Cens*rship||Set in a furore that was caused by the staging of Sakharam Binder in the 70s.|
|4 & 7:30pm, Prithvi||S*x, M*orality and Cens*rship||Directed by Sunil Shanbag.|
|7pm Nehru Centre||Madan Bhol||A Marathi version of Girish Karnad's Flowers|
|6 & 9:30pm, Prithvi||S*x, M*orality and Cens*rship||Developed by Shanta Gokhale and Irawati Karnik|
|7pm, Nehru Centre||Layla Majnun||Structured like a Greek tragedy, this is an Urdu retelling of the famous love story.|
|4 & 7:30pm, Prithvi||S*x, M*orality and Cens*rship|| With Nagesh Bhonsle, Gitanjali Kulkarni, Shubhrojyoti Barat, Ketaki Thatte , Rajashree Wad, Hridaynath Jadhav, |
Umesh Jagtap, Gulshan Devaiah, Puja Swaroop.
|7:45pm, Sophia Auditorium||What Women Want||Hindi Adaptation of 'All About Women'.|
|7pm, Nehru Centre||Ismat Aapa Ke Naam II||Directed by Naseeruddin Shah, the latest in the short story series.|
|6, Tue||7pm, Nehru Centre||Brief Candle||Mahesh Dattani's new play about inmates of a cancer hospital.|
|6 & 9pm, Prithvi||Baby||Vijay Tendulkar's hard hitting classic about a girl who is made to behave like a dog. Winner of Outstanding Actress at Thespo 8 in 2006.|
|7pm, Nehru Centre||Ayussinte Pusthakam||Explores the ideas of family, priesthood, sex and marriage.|
|6 & 9pm, Prithvi||Dalan|| A hilarious comedy about a newly transferred tyrannical school master having to reckon with a lively bunch of school children. |
Winner of Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Play at Thespo 10 in 2008.
|7pm, Nehru Centre||Chanakya||Manoj Joshi's retelling about the life of the scheming Chanakya.|
|9pm, Prithvi||Baap Re Baap & Gaj Foot Inch||Two humorous short plays - Baap Re Baap is a comedy of errors, where as Gaj Foot Inch deal with a deeper emotions of an adolescent boy on the threshold of adulthood.|
|7pm, Nehru Centre||Kirat Pawa||An exploration of the exploitation of the "untouchables" via the Mahabharata.|
|9pm, Prithvi||Baap Re Baap & Gaj Foot Inch||Written by K.P.Saxena. Directed by Om Katare.|
|10, Sat||2pm, Nehru Centre||Mahanirvan||A dark comedy about how a society comes to terms with death.|
|7pm, Nehru Centre||Hum Suffer||An erstwhile couple reunite after many years.|
|6 & 9pm, Prithvi||Chinta Chhod Chintamani||The story of a family where the father thinks his progenies are standing at the threshold of total ruination.|
|2pm, Nehru Centre||Einstein: Sapekshta Sangnara||The conflicts of Einstein when his theory was used to make the atom bomb.|
|7pm, Nehru Centre||Ajintha||The love story between Major Robert Gill & Paro.|
|6 & 9pm, Prithvi||Chanakya||The greatest statesman, a political strategist and the one who created a nation out of squabbling kingdoms.|
|6:30pm, Tata Theatre||Salesman Ramlal||With Satish Kaushik, Seema Biswas, Kishore Kadam and others|
|12, Mon||7pm, Nehru Centre||Hum Kahein Aap Suney||Directed by Nadira Zaheer Babbar.|
|13, Tue||7pm, Nehru Centre||Wahan Paye Dariya||Questions the meaning of love in a brutally realistic society.|
|9pm||Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace||Not just the story of one woman, but of all of us, trapped in lives that are not our own.|
|14, Wed||2pm, Nehru Centre||Tengshechya Swapnat Train||A man has recurring dreams about trains, is a passenger on an out of control train.|
|7pm, Nehru Centre||Madhyabartini||Using Kamrupiya Dhuliya & other Assamese folk traditions they tell a very modern story.|
|9pm, Prithvi||Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace|| A One Woman Performance by Jayati Bhatia. |
Directed by Q.
|15, Thu||9pm, Prithvi||Some Girl(s)||A young man is about to get hitched. And yet, he panics. He begins calling up ex-girlfriends to bring some closure to old relationships perhaps in search of the perfect woman.|
|9pm, Prithvi||Some Girl(s)|| |
An accurate, humorous look at the typical, somewhat lost young man of today.
Written by Neil LaBute.
|17, Sat||7 & 9:30pm, Prithvi||Some Girl(s)||With Mukul Chaddha , Shivani Tanksale , Juhi Pande, Radhika Mittal & Tarana Raja Kapoor.|
|18, Sun||7 & 9:30pm, Prithvi||Some Girl(s)||A man, on the verge of getting married, sets off on a journey across India to meet his ex-girlfriends as a sort of penance.|
|9pm, Prithvi||Hum Kahein Aap Suney||An Ekjute Presentation.|
|9pm, Prithvi||Footnotes of Life||A play based mainly on randomly picked excerpts from our life that speak volumes about the unsaid emotions relevant to any relationship|
|9pm, Prithvi||Yamraaj Ji Kuch Kariye|| |
A stylized play based on Natyadharmi Shaili.
|23, Fri||9pm, Prithvi||Yamraaj Ji Kuch Kariye||With Hanif Patni, Darpan Mishra, Ankur Parekh, Abhishek Narayan, Vijay Singh, Sangam Shukla and others.|
|24, Sat||11am||Saat Teri Ekvees||7 monologues which unfolds subjects like surrogate mother, Laxman’s wife Urmila, human clone, an uncommon story of a common man and others.|
|7pm, Prithvi||The Vagina Monologues||Eve Ensler’s Obie award winning play.|
|9pm, Prithvi||Kissa Yoni Ka||Hindi version of The Vagina Monologues|
|7pm, NCPA Exp.||1-888-Dial-India||Written and Directed by Anuvab Pal.|
|7pm, Sathaye College Auditorium*||Ek Rikaami Baaju||The story revolves around a young woman who has been diagnosed with cancer and how deals with it.|
|25, Sun||11am, Prithvi||Chha Chauku Chavees||A Manhar Ghadia Presentation.|
|7 & 9pm, Prithvi||The Vagina Monologues||A Poor Box Presentation.|
|6:30pm, NCPA Experimental||All About Women|| |
Written by Miro Gavran. Directed by Hidaayat Sami
|7pm, Sathaye College Auditorium*||Ek Rikaami Baaju||Directed by Anurima Khutwad.|
|26, Mon||7:30pm, 18 Anukool||Great Text Reading||An informal reading of The Dispute by Marivaux. All are welcome.|
|27, Tue||8:30pm, Prithvi||Art||A comedy about a man who buys a modern painting.|
|28, Wed||8:30pm, Prithvi||Lift Kara De||A comedy about a seduction gone all wrong.|
|29, Thu||7 & 9pm, Prithvi||Kissa Yoni Ka||With Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Dolly Thakore, Varshaa Agnihotri, Russika Duggal and Dilnaz Irani|
|30, Fri||7 & 9:30pm, Prithvi||Shirley Valentine||A women who, when she finds her family life in total disarray, decides to run away to Greece to find herself.|
|7 & 9pm, Prithvi||The Vagina Monologues||This play was written after interviewing 200 women from all over the world.|
* Sathaye College Auditorium - Dixit Road, Vile Parle (e)
You can also check the following websites for more information:
Prithvi Theatre: http://www.prithvitheatre.org/
Mumbai Theatre Guide: http://www.mumbaitheatreguide.com/
Best of Bombay: www.bestofbombay.com/calendar.php
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