Up & Coming - List of Plays in January


Saturday, 1st January

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: REBECCA

Set in Manderley, an ancient, imposing house, the play is about Max de Winter who returns home with a new young bride. His first wife, Rebecca, died in suspicious circumstances a year earlier but her spirit affects much of what takes place at Manderley.

Sunday, 2nd January
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: REBECCA
An Akvarious Presentation.

NCPA Tata Theatre – 6:30pm: BAS ITNA SA KHWAB…
The play is an analysis of the very motive of human existence, which enables the viewer to look around with a clearer vision in a realistic light.

Tuesday, 4th January
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: TIPPING POINT

It is 2050. An age of organic computers. A company has developed a unique solution to the lack of time spent with loved ones – hire a proxy to spend time with them online. Agent G35 is one such proxy struggling to balance reality with his fake professional relationships. Will he be able to do it or has he reached his tipping point?

Wednesday, 5th January
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: TIPPING POINT

A GRM Presentation.
Written and Directed by Gashmeer Mahajani
Winner of 4 awards at Thespo 12 in 2010 including Outstanding Female Actor, Outstanding Supporting Male Actor, Outstanding Script and Outstanding Director.

Experimental Theatre – 7pm: THE INTERVIEW
A bright, young man, holding his resume close, waits nervously at the reception of one of the country’s largest corporations. Moments later he is called in for his jobinterview. But nothing he learnt in college, university or his last few j
obs has prepared him for what comes next – perhaps the most unusual and challenging hour of his life. But he is keen to make it through this. After all, it is a job to die for.

Thursday, 6th January
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: DREAMS OF TALEEM

A
play about theatre, about love, passion, longing, acceptance, and rejection.

Experimental Theatre – 7pm: THE INTERVIEW
Written by Siddharth Kumar. Directed by Akarsh Khurana.

Friday, 7th January
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: DREAMS OF TALEEM

Written by Sachin Kundalkar. Directed by Sunil Shanbag.

Saturday, 8th January
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: DANCE LIKE A MAN

The story of Jairaj and Ratna, two Bharat Natyam dancers past their prime, is contrasted with that of their daughter Lata, who is on the brink of establishing herself as a brilliant dancer.

Sunday, 9th January
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: WOMANLY VOICES

A Prime Time Presentation.

Tuesday, 11th January
Prithvi Theatre –9pm: WOMANLY VOICES
Directed by Lillete Dubey.

Wednesday, 12th January
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: SAMMY

The incredible story of Mahatma Gandhi, told by an ensemble of actors.

Thursday, 13th January
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: 30 DAYS OF SEPTEMBER

An intense and gripping tale of love and betrayal that explores the brutal severance of the unbreakable bond between adult and child.

Friday, 14th January
Experimental Theatre – 7pm: SIDDHIVINAYAK SAVES MUMBAI FROM TERROR ATTACK

The play Siddhivinayak saves Mumbai from Terror Attack is at once a play about the miracles of faith as well as a precise social commentary on the state of contemporary India.

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: LOVE ON THE BRINK
A wickedly satirical comedy about three people who meet unexpectedly one dark night at the edge of the sea front.

Saturday, 15th January
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: LOVE ON THE BRINK

With Joy Sengupta, Shivani Tanksale and Kumud Mishra.

Tata Theatre – 7pm: RAFTA RAFTA
Rafta Rafta is a warm-hearted, comic tale of close-knit Indian families who live abroad. Written by the writer of East is East, the play, like the film, has been loved by critics and audiences alike.

Experimental Theatre – 7pm: SIDDHIVINAYAK SAVES MUMBAI FROM TERROR ATTACK
Written, produced and directed by
Gopi Warrier.

Sunday, 16th January
Experimental Theatre – 11:30am & 7pm: SIDDHIVINAYAK SAVES MUMBAI FROM TERROR ATTACK
A Theatre of the Devas Production.

Tata Theatre – 7pm: BOLLYWOOD KA SALAAM….1950 KE NAAM
The play is based on the black-and-white era of cinema, from the late ‘40s to the ‘50s.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: WEDDING ALBUM
The play explores the traditional Indian Wedding in a globalized, technologically advanced India.

Tuesday, 18th January
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: CHINTA CHHOD CHINTAMANI
The story of a family where the father thinks his progenies are standin
g at the threshold of total ruination.

Wednesday, 19th January
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: KAAL CHAKRA

A play focusing on the mental and physical anguish that old couples undergo due to sheer callousness on the part of their children who do not wish to be burdened with the responsibility of looking after their aged-parents.

Thursday, 20th January
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: HADH KAR DI AAPNE

This is the story of a middle class family where the head of the family, aged 52, realizes one fine morning that he is going to be a father again!

Friday, 21st January
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: HADH KAR DI AAPNE

A Yatri Presentation.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: RAAVANLEELA
The scenario is a Ramleela being enacted in a village. When the curtain r
ises, the audience is restless.

Saturday, 22nd January
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: RAAVANLEELA
The scenario is a Ramleela being enacted in a village. When the curtain rises, the audience is restless.

Sunday, 23rd January
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: RAAVANLEELA

Directed by Om Katare.

Tata Theatre – 6:30pm: HISTORY OF INDIA : VIRITTEN
Come see a show about the history of India. But a history so twisted, so funny, so out-of-the-box, so completely unbelievable, you won’t be sure it even actually happened.

Tuesday, 25th January
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: HAATH KYA AAYA?...SHUNYA

With Kumud Mishra, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Nagesh Bhosle, Umesh Jagtap, Nimrat Kaur, Choiti Ghosh, Ajitesh Gupta and Trimala Adhikari.

Wednesday, 26th January
ST. Andrews Auditorium – 7pm: RAFTA RAFTA
Directed by Tahira Nath and Akarsh Khurana.

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: HAATH KYA AAYA?...SHUNYA

Written and Directed by Manav Kaul.

Thursday, 27th January
Experimental Theatre – 7pm: ART

Directed & Produced by
Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal & Kaizaad Kotwal

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: HAATH KYA AAYA?...SHUNYA
An Aranya Presentation.

Friday, 28th January
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9:30pm: COTTON 56, POLYESTER 84

A gritty, true-to-life saga centred around Girangaon, Mumbai's historical textile mill district.

Experimental Theatre – 7pm: SHIRLEY VALENTINE
A Poor Box Presentation.

Saturday, 29th January
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9:30pm: S*X, M*RALITY AND CENS*RSHIP

A modern seduction of ideas exploring one of the most controversial issues of our time – morality and censorship.

Experimental Theatre – 7pm: I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE : THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD
A play for anyone who is a girl or who knows one.

Sunday, 30th January
Tata Theatre – 4pm: THE SOUND OF MUSIC

With Dalip Tahil, Delna Mody, Lucky Morani , Darius Shroff , Marianne D’Cruz Aiman and an integrated cast of children from mainstream schools and Raell Padamsee’s Academy for Creative Expression (ACE)
and 8 NGO’s: Happy Home and School for the Blind, Central Society for the Education of the Deaf, Society for the Education of the Crippled, Aseema, Salaam Bombay Foundation, Seva Sadan, Muktangan and ADAPT.

Experimental Theatre – 5 & 7pm: I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE : THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD
With Kamalika Guha-Thakurta, Mala Chakraborty, Aditi Mittal, Malishka Mendonsa, Sarosh Nanavaty, Rima Medhi, Maria Philipose Sinha
and others.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9:30pm: S*X, M*RALITY AND CENS*RSHIP
Directed by Sunil Shanbag.

Monday, 31st January
18 Anukool – 7:30pm: GREAT TEXT READING

An informal reading of Sarah Ruhl's ‘Dead Man's Cell Phone'