Up & Coming - Play Schedule for October

Friday, 1st October
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: JOKE
With Makarand Deshpande, Abir Abrar, Aseem Hattangady, Kshitee Jog, Sanjay Dadhich and Nivedita Bhattacharya.

Saturday, 2nd October
NCPA Tata Theatre – 7pm: CHAOS THEORY
A comedy of ideas that tracks the eras, the words and the lives of two professors who experience a lifetime together without expressing their real emotions.

NCPA Experimental – 7pm: BADE MIYAN DEEWANE
Based on Janab Shaukat Thanvi Sahab’s novel Budhbhas, the play is about a rich, eccentric octogenarian who is swept off his feet by a young girl.


Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: POHA GONE WRONG
A story of three childhood friends - two sisters and a Brahmin boy who is trapped in the epic times of the Mahabharata.

Sunday, 3rd October
NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm: BADE MIYAN DEEWANE
With Imran Rasheed, Akarsh Khurana, Farukh Seyer, Pawan Uttam, Tahira Nath, Shivani Tanksale, Dilshad Edibam and Abir Abrar.

NCPA Tata Theatre – 6:30pm: YAAR BANAA BUDDY
What happens when one out of three best friends suddenly starts behaving in a strange manner forgetting his roots and background?

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: POHA GONE WRONG
Written and Directed by Makarand Deshpande.

Tuesday, 5th October
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: WALKING TO THE SUN

An Arpana Presentation.

Wednesday, 6th October
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: WALKING TO THE SUN

Written by Vivek V. Narayan. Directed by Sunil Shanbag.

Thursday, 7th October
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: WALKING TO THE SUN

The play brings together Dak Ghar, the magical-philosophical play by Rabindranath Tagore, and the deeply inspiring true story of a Polish doctor and storyteller, to replace the harsh reality of illness, hatred, and certain death with imagination, hope and a childlike desire to walk to the Sun.

Friday, 8th October
NCPA Experimental Foyer – 6:30pm: BAD – THE THEATRE OF WEIRD

English Play Reading by Vinta Nanda.
This is a play about two women who are fiercely independent, one out of necessity and the other by choice.

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: WALKING TO THE SUN
With Satyajit Sharma, Sudhir Pandey, Jagdish Rajpurohit, Manasi Rachh, Bhushan Boregaonkar, Shailesh Hejmadi, Anand Pande, Animesh Kamath and Amruta Sant.

Saturday, 9th October
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: WALKING TO THE SUN

Written by Vivek V. Narayan. Directed by Sunil Shanbag.

Sunday, 10th October
NCPA Tata Theatre – 6:30pm: BUS ITNA SA KHWAB…

An analysis of the motive of human existence, which doubtlessly enables the viewer to glimpse around with a clearer vision in a realistic light.

St. Andrews Auditorium – 7pm: THE CLASS ACT
An Ace Presentation.

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7:30pm: WALKING TO THE SUN
An Arpana Presentation.

Tuesday, 12th October
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: MAHAJAN, DARSHAN

An Ideas Unlimited Presentation.

Wednesday, 13th October
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: MAHAJAN, DARSHAN

Directed by Manoj Shah.

Thursday, 14th October
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: MAHAJAN, DARSHAN

With
Nilesh Joshi, Vimal Upadhyay, Chirag Dave, Ajay Jayram, Satchit Puranik, Kalpana Shah, Lopa Shah, Rachna Pakai and others.

Bandra Land's End Amphitheatre – 8pm: IN THE FURTHER SOIL
Inspired from the text by Rabindranath Tagore, a theatrical piece from Birmingham - stories told through music and dance.
ENTRY FREE.

Friday, 15th October
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: BIWI O BIWI

The play deals with the theme of modern male chauvinism and how the modern woman stands up to and fights against it.

Saturday, 16th October
Prithvi Theatre – 11am: BHARSORAAM DHADAKE SE

What is a fairytale? Was it once upon a time… or is it now? What happens to Bansode uncle – the cranky, scary, child-hating landlord of Africa House – when monsoon meanders into his world? Enter this funny fairytale that takes place in your own city, Bombay.

NCPA Experimental – 7pm: WALKING TO THE SUN
Written by Vivek V. Narayan. Directed by Sunil Shanbag.

Godrej Dance Theatre – 7pm: GOOD MORNING MISS KATYA
Katya lives with her dysfunctional mother, Georgina. Her father, unable to put up with his wife's depression, elopes with Georgina's younger sister, leaving a six-year-old Katya to cope with Georgina’s emotional instability.

Prithvi Theatre – 6pm: EK BAAR PHIR
A woman is sold…A deal is made…A buffalo is sold and a woman is bought.

Prithvi Theatre – 9:30pm: SHATRANJ KE MOHRE
The play tells us of the values dear to both, Kakaji and Acharyaji, and how in the stream of their thoughts other characters get thrown in, are tossed about and finally resolve their own struggles either through self-realisation or by the reactions of others.

Sunday, 17th October
Prithvi Theatre – 11am: GIRIJA KE SAPNE

A musical satire, at times hilariously funny and at times ridiculous, with shades of pathos. It makes use of television and advertising lingo as a theatrical device including the now popular trend of Hinglish.

NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm: WALKING TO THE SUN
With Satyajit Sharma, Sudhir Pandey, Jagdish Rajpurohit, Manasi Rachh, Bhushan Boregaonkar, Shailesh Hejmadi, Anand Pande, Animesh Kamath and Amruta Sant.

Prithvi Theatre – 6pm: AAALL IZZ WELL WITH SHUTURMURGH
A palace… a king… a queen… their honourable ministers… many soldiers…..and a common man…. common man? Who is he? What is his existence?

Godrej Dance Theatre – 6:30pm: GOOD MORNING MISS KATYA
A one woman dance show enacted by Delna Mody.

Prithvi Theatre – 9:30pm: TAJMAHAL KA TENDER
The play explores the possibility of Shahjahan
coming alive and giving orders to construct the Taj Mahal in today's day and age.

Tuesday, 19th October
Prithvi Theatre – 7 & 9pm: KISSA YONI KA

Translated from the Super-Hit play ‘The
Vagina Monologues’, the Hindi version reaches heights of comedy, drama & poetry rarely seen on stage.

Wednesday, 20th October
NCPA Experimental – 8pm: A GUY THING

A sexual comedy by Michael Puzzo, Lino and Mitch, a mis-matched pair of strangers, find themselves stranded in a hunting cabin during a ferocious storm.

Prithvi Theatre – 7 & 9pm: KISSA YONI KA
A Poor Box Presentation.

Thursday, 21st October
NCPA Experimental – 8pm: SECOND-HAND-EMOTIONS

A writer narrates to a soldier a series of episodes about immature relationships, illicit liaisons, based on his own experiences

Prithvi Theatre – 7 & 9pm: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
With Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal, Dolly Thakore, Jayati Bhatia, Avnantika Akerkar and Sonali Sachdev.

Friday, 22nd October
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: MAMTAZ BHAI PATAANG WALE

There was nothing that Bikki loved more than to fly kites.
And there was no one he idolised more than Mamtaz Bhai, the greatest kite-flyer in the world!

NCPA Experimental – 8pm: SECOND-HAND-EMOTIONS
An Akvarious Presentation.

Saturday, 23rd October
NCPA Tata Theatre – 7pm: THE GAME
Directed by Sam Kerawala.
With
Alyque Padamsee and Sabira Merchant.

NCPA Experimental – 8pm: CLASSIC MILDS
After their initial success, the same five directors return with new short pieces, by master playwrights between 1875 and 1975.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: MAMTAZ BHAI PATAANG WALE
An Aranya Presentation.

Sunday, 24th October
NCPA Tata Theatre – 6:30pm: GET RID OF MY WIFE
Three friends Shree, Adi and Manav, one blind, one deaf and one dumb, live together with their handicaps and lots of creditors.

Sophia Auditorium – 7pm: THE CLASS ACT
An Ace Presentation.

NCPA Experimental – 8pm: CLASSIC MILDS
Directors: Hussain Dalal, Akarsh Khurana, Siddharth Kumar, Tahira Nath and Hidaayat Sami.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: MAMTZ BHAI PATAANG WALE
Written and Directed by Manav Kaul.

Monday, 25th October
18 Anukool – 7:30pm: Great Text Reading
An informal reading of Tom Stoppard's "
Rock 'n' Roll"