Up & Coming - Schedule of plays for March

Tuesday, 1st March
Prithvi Theatre – 6pm: GELI EKVEES WARSHA

Life. Education. Money. Job. Relationships. Insecurities. Drugs. Freedom. Facebook. Sex. Love. Confusion…… Has nothing else happened in the last 21 years?

Directed by Alok Rajwade.
Winner of Outstanding New Writing, Outstanding Director and Outstanding Play at Thespo 11 (2009)

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: DALAN
A hilarious comedy set in a small village in Maharashtra.


Directed by Nipun Dharmadhikari.
Winner of Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Play at Thespo 10 (2008)

Wednesday, 2nd March
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: HOLI

We all carry big hopes and dreams when we enter the university. A passion to change the world drives in our blood. The thrill is bigger when we get to stay in a hostel. New friendships are born. From tea to a cigarette, to lives, we share everything. Holi is the story of one such hostel where everything was as paranoid as any other hostel till something beyond paranoia happened.

Directed by Anuj Rawra.

Thursday, 3rd March
Prithvi Theatre – 9:30pm: PROJECT S.T.R.I.P.

Exploring the ‘craziness’ of office politics and how things ‘get done’, the play is a rib tickling roller coaster ride to its startling conclusion.

Written by Ram Ganesh Kamatham

Directed by Q

With Shruti Sridharan, Dilnaz Irani, Gulshan Devaiah, Tariq Vasudeva, Neil Bhoopalam and Dhanendra Kawade

Friday, 4th March
Prithvi Theatre – 7 & 9:30pm: NOSTALGIA BRAND CHEWING GUM
It happens at least once. To everyone. An awkward situation. Most people weather it, some change because of it, some aren't affected at all and some people even go looking for one. The one thing everyone does - laugh at one. But only when it’s not them.

Saturday, 5th March
Prithvi Theatre – 7 & 9:30pm: NOSTALGIA BRAND CHEWING GUM
With Diksha Basu, Kallirroe Tziafeta, Karan Pandit and Tariq Vasudeva.
Directed by Vivek Madan.

Sunday, 6th March
Experimental Theatre – 7pm: LIFE THROUGH THE SONGS WE LIKE

A businessman contemplates the choices he’s made in life and questions how his life might have been, as twelve songs play out the state of his mind.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: THE PRESIDENT IS COMING
In a dog-eat-dog world of young competitors, reality television and short-lived fame, this comedy explores a day in the life of 9 people will stop at nothing because 'THE PRESIDENT IS COMING'

With Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Shivani Tanksale, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Anand Tiwari, Ira Dubay, Namit Das, Choiti Ghosh, Satchit Puranik and Anup Burte.

“Very funny…had the audience rolling in the aisles”
“The cast is terrific…Enjoyable watch”
- Times of India

“One of the top 5 plays of 2007”
- Hindustan Times

Tuesday, 8th March
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: MAHADEVBHAI

Written and Directed by Ramu Ramnathan. Performed by Jaimini Pathak.

Wednesday, 9th March
Experimental Theatre – 6 & 8pm: FIRST LOVE

Performed by Conor Lovett of Gare St Lazare Players, Ireland .

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: MAHADEVBHAI
The play is based on the daily diary that Mahadevbhai, secretary and onlooker of Gandhiji, maintained, in which he jotted down the innumerable letters to and by Gandhiji, as well as conversations and banter, lectures and discourses.

Thursday, 10th March
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: THE GOOD DOCTOR

This hilarious laugh riot by Neil Simon, is a series of tragi-comic vignettes, based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.

Friday, 11th March
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: TROUBADOUR

A celebration of love through life’s many hues joy, sorrow, caprice, Death, freedom & laughter.

Jamshed Bhabha Theatre – 7pm: SALMAN KHURSHID’S SONS OF BABUR
Sons of Babur
connects the present to the past, introspecting on India's Mogul era and providing unique readings of our history. It revolves around 1857, with Bahadur Shah Zafar as the central figure.

Jagriti Theatre, Bangalore – 8pm: NOSTALGIA BRAND CHEWING GUM
It happens at least once. To everyone. An awkward situation. Most people weather it, some change because of it, some aren't affected at all and some people even go looking for one. The one thing everyone does - laugh at one. But only when it’s not them.

Saturday, 12th March
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: CHINTA CHHOD CHINTAMANI

The story of a family where the father thinks his progenies are standing at the threshold of total ruination.

Jagriti Theatre, Bangalore – 8pm: NOSTALGIA BRAND CHEWING GUM
With Diksha Basu, Kallirroe Tziafeta, Karan Pandit and Tariq Vasudeva.
Directed by Vivek Madan.

Sunday, 13th March
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: RAAVANLEELA

A Yatri Theatre Presentation.

Jagriti Theatre, Bangalore – 3 & 6:30pm: NOSTALGIA BRAND CHEWING GUM
QTP’s
brand new comedy about trying not to ‘break down’ after ‘breaking up’!

Tata Theatre – 7pm: DINNER WITH FRIENDS
With
Tisca Chopra, Vinay Jain, Joy Sengupta
and Perizaad Zorabian Irani.

Experimental Theatre – 7:30pm: REFUND
An unsuccessful middle-aged man, instead of blaming himself for his failures, blames his school where he got his primary and secondary education. In an incredulous situation, he goes to his old school principal, openly admitting that he is a failure in life because his teachers have not taught him well. He demands that the school give him a ‘refund’ of his entire school fees, along with interest!

Tuesday, 15th March
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: CHAURANGI – 4 EKANKI

Directed by Salim Arif.

Wednesday, 16th March
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: LEKIN…PHIR BHI

The Honour in Killing - When a brother and father feel compelled to kill their sister and daughter, it does not remain an issue of honour, It becomes an act of crime.

Thursday, 17th March
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: MULLA RE MULLA

Re-live the laughter sprinkled, thought provoking company of Mulla Nasruddin - the philosopher and wise man who is remembered for his funny yet eye-opening stories and anecdotes.

Friday, 18th March
NCPA Sunken Garden – 6:30pm: APPLES AND WALNUTS

A performance reading, this is a play that attempts to bring love and peace in our troubled times. It gives voice to two mothers who have lost their sons to a meaningless war called “terrorism”.

Tata Theatre – 7pm: VISHWAMANVI: UMASHANKAR JOSHI
Written and directed by
Manish Parekh

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: MULLA RE MULLA
Written by Javed Siddiqui. Directed by Salim Arif.

Saturday, 19th March
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: MULLA RE MULLA

An Essay Communications Presentation.

Experimental Theatre – 5pm: SUTERFENI
Suterfeni
is a fantasy woven around a lovable old man, a pet sparrow and a family of mice that is visited by a fairy.

Tata Theatre – 7pm: APURVA AVSAR
The play is based on the biography and work of Shrimad Rajchandra, a great seer and one of the most recognised Jain sages of modern times, noted for his priceless contribution to Jain philosophy and literature.

Sunday, 20th March
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: ATTANNIYAN – OF MUMBAI MAHANAGAR…

A fusion of sounds. rythms and images of the vibrant underbelly, the show is a collage of poems and stories about Mumbai Mahanagar written by Gulzar from his experiences in the last Fifty years in this city.

Experimental Theatre – 5pm: BHABHU RETIRE THAI CHHE
The stage is the protagonist, taking us down the memory lane of Gujarati theatre, echoing the ethos of the wonderful years it has lived.

Tata Theatre – 7:30pm: KOI BHEETHE THI AAYNA UTTARO
If science can go as far as replacing kidneys, heart, liver, eyes what stops it from replacing a human brain?

Monday, 21st March
Experimental Theatre – 7pm: ALL IZ WELL

This rib-tickling family entertainer, the play is about Nadershah Nanavati, a millionaire extremely worried about his only daughter Shiraz, who is perpetually falling in and out of love.

Tuesday, 22nd March
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: MISS BEAUTIFUL

A story of an ailing Mother & Father who ask their Son to bring home a beautiful girl. The Son wants his Mother & Father to die beautifully. So he gets home - Ms Beautiful.

Wednesday, 23rd March
Experimental Theatre – 7:30pm: ADHE ADHURE

Savitri, a middle-aged woman, is dissatisfied with her circumstances: She seeks to fulfil herself in relationships outside marriage, only to be disappointed.

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: MISS BEAUTIFUL
With Nagesh Bhosle, Divya Jagdale, Makarand Deshpande, Ahlam Khan, Sanjay Dadhich and others.

Thursday, 24th March
Experimental Theatre – 7:30pm: ADHE ADHURE

A Primetime Theatre Presentation.

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: MISS BEAUTIFUL
Written and Directed by Makarand Deshpande.

Friday, 25th March
Experimental Theatre – 7:30pm: ADHE ADHURE

With Rajendra Gupta, Lillete Dubey, Ira Dubey, Rajeev Siddhartha
and Diksha Balodia

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: JOKE
Each one of us, as a child has been introduced to two faiths – God and fairies. As we grow up, fairies disappear and God takes over our heart, mind and lives. What happens when one man decides to leave Gods behind and bring back fairies in his life ?

Saturday, 26th March
Experimental Theatre – 7:30pm: ADHE ADHURE

Written by Mohan Rakesh. Directed by Lillete Dubey.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: JOKE
An Ansh Presentation

Sunday, 27th March

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: JOKE

With Makrand Deshpande, Abir Abrar, Aseem Hattangady, Kshitee Jog, Sanjay Dadhich and Nivedita Bhattacharya.

Tata Theatre – 6:30pm: HISTORY OF INDIA: VIRWRITTEN
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.

Godrej Dance Theatre – 7:30pm: CRYSTAL ANNIVERSARY
Sherry has not sung in fifteen years. A shadow of her former self, she seeks refuge at Ozzie’s door. His hard, task-master reputation draws her to him. Nikhil used to set the stage on fire, but he streamlined himself to create stability. Even as he sets up systems and stability, there brew storms within.

Experimental Theatre – 7:30pm: ADHE ADHURE
A powerful and moving portrait of a marriage, a tragic-comedy on the life of the middle class.

Monday, 28th March
18 Anukool – 7:30pm: GREAT TEXT READING

An informal reading of Donald Margulies's 'Time Stands Still'.

Tuesday, 29th March

Prithvi Theatre – 7 & 9pm: KISSA YONI KA

Hindi adaptation of ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Wednesday, 30th March
Prithvi Theatre – 7 & 9pm: KISSA YONI KA

A Poor Box Presentation.

Thursday, 31st March
Prithvi Theatre – 7 & 9pm: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

With Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Jayati Bhatia, Dolly Thakore, Sonali Sachdev and Avantika Akerkar
.