Up & Coming - Schedule of Plays in July


Friday, 1st July
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: CHINTA CHHOD CHINTAMANI

It is the story of a family where the father thinks his progenies are standing at the threshold of total ruination. They are wallowing in self-indulgence and their destiny is leading them to their inevitable fall. On the other hand the children think this is nothing but generation gap and the old man is unable to understand the situation.

NCPA Experimental – 7:00pm: S*X, M*RALITY AND CENS*RSHIP
The play goes back to the early 70’s when Vijay Tendulkar’s classic, Sakharam Binder, created controversy in the theatre scene. The stage censor board came down heavily on the script and the play was attacked by sections of society. The story of Sakharam Binder, the parallel world of tamasha and the spirit of the 70’s all make up an exciting mix of theatre, memory, live music, dance and video. The show provokes, challenges, entertains and asks the question – who says NO!? And why?

Saturday, 2nd July
Prithvi Theatre – 11am: LADOO GOPAL
Seth Laddoo Gopal was known for his miserly ways in Khajoorgarh. He was not only a miser but also a very deceptive person. One day, the villagers saw a change in his behaviour. People were foxed. What could it be? Was he for real or…?

NCPA Godrej Dance Theatre – 7:00pm: 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.

Sathaye College Auditorium – 7pm: WE WANT CHARLIE
A
MyTheatreCafe.com and Natyasanskar Kala Academy Presentation.

NCPA Experimental – 7:30pm: S
*X, M*RALITY AND CENS*RSHIP
With Nagesh Bhonsle, Gitanjali Kulkarni, Shubhorojyoti Barat, Ketaki Thatte, Rajashree Sawant Wad, Hridaynath Jadhav, Umesh Jagtap, Gulshan Devaiah, Puja Sarup, Dhanashree Karmarkar and Prasad Athalye.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: RAAVANLEELA

In an amateurish Ramleela at countryside situation becomes chaotic, humorous because of the involvement of all untrained members of the society enacting characters from Ramayana. In the process, situation turns hilarious when boisterous Kartar Singh turns Ramleela into Raavanleela and refuses to die if his demand of hike in fees is not accomplished.

Sunday, 3rd July
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: HADH KAR DI AAPNE
A Yatri Theatre Presentation.

NCPA Godrej Dance Theatre – 7:00pm: NOSTALGIA BRAND CHEWING GUM
QTP’s brand new comedy about trying not to ‘break down’ after ‘breaking up’!

With Diksha Basu, Kallirroe Tziafeta, Karan Pandit and Tariq Vasudeva.
Directed by Vivek Madan.

NCPA Experimental – 2, 4:30 & 7:00pm: O MY LORD
The NCPA is collaborating with Rangapeeth, on a unique production. For the first time ever, the same play will be performed by the same set of actors in three languages. The play is based on Bhasa’s Sanskrit classic play Madhyam Vyayog. Through this play, an effort has been made towards reviving the principle of Natyashastra with an absolutely modern and contemporary approach.

Tata Theatre – 7pm: ARMS AND THE MAN

With the conviction that children should not be exposed only to low comedy in the theatre, Motley first attempted Bernard Shaw’s satire on war and heroism, for the Prithvi Summertime Festival. Words are an integral part of theatre, sometimes the most integral part. And this revival (with a younger cast) is being done with the intention of introducing our children to Mr. Shaw’s exquisite use of words, and his genius as a playwright.

Tuesday, 5th July
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: KHOON KARAYCHE…!!
Successful writer of detective, murder, mystery novels Rajwade and struggling actor Ajay Talwalkar have something in common, Rajwade's wife Sai. In an attempt to find a way out of this without costing Rajwade a fortune in alimony, Rajwade proposes Ajay to steal his jewellery simulating a burglary. Ajay would make a fortune selling the jewels to an intermediary; and Rajwade would be reimbursed by the insurance company and would not pay alimony. However, the whole situation was part of an evil game. When Ajay vanishes, a witty, funny and sharp sub inspector Dhanwade visits Rajwade to investigate what really happened that night, when deadly games are disclosed.

Wednesday, 6th July
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: KHOON KARAYCHE…!!
A Stage Players Presentation.

Thursday, 7th July

Prithvi Theatre – 7 & 9:30pm: 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. Mrs Danvers, the housekeeper, who idolised Rebecca, cannot accept this intruder and is determined to ruin the marriage. Will it survive her meddling and the revelations about what really happened on the night Rebecca died?

Friday, 8th July
Experimental Theatre – 7pm: RAFTA RAFTA

Floundering fathers, meddlesome mothers, sleepless sons and a beautiful virgin bride. A hugely warm hearted, comic tale of close-knit Indian families living abroad.

Prithvi Theatre – 7 & 9:30pm: THE INTERVIEW
Winner of 4 Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards, including Best Play and Best Actor, 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 job interview. But nothing he learnt in college, university or his last few jobs has prepared him for what comes next - perhaps the most unusual and challenging hour of his life. But he's keen to make it through this. After all, it is a job to die for.

Saturday, 9th July
Prithvi Theatre – 11am: PETER PAN

Meet Peter and Wendy and the Darling children, fly with them to Neverland, and join forces with the Lost Boys in their fight against the evil Captain Hook!

Experimental Theatre – 7pm: A GUY THING
Lino and Mitch, an outrageously mismatched pair of strangers, find themselves stranded in a hunting cabin during a ferocious storm. Unable to leave, we gradually find out these men aren’t exactly here by mere happenstance. During their tumultuous and often hilarious day together, the two explore what defines being a man, the value of emotional intimacy, the lies we tell each other and most devastatingly the lies we tell ourselves.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: RAFTA RAFTA

With Abir Abrar, Kshitee Jog, Ahlam Khan, Adhaar Khurana, Akarsh Khurana, Faisal Rashid and others.

Sunday, 10th July
Prithvi Theatre – 11am: PETER PAN
Directed by Hidaayat Sami.

Experimental Theatre – 7pm: THE INTERVIEW
With Karan Pandit, Amrita Puri, Kashin Shetty and Tariq Vasudeva.

Tata Theatre – 7pm: ONE OUT OF SIX
Jo Pereira heads to New York, seeking his son Melvin's sympathy. Instead, he discovers his son has a lover, who is a man. Jo cannot come to terms with his son being gay, and recruits a young girl Candy to rectify the situation, with hilarious consequences. Meanwhile, Jo’s wife runs away from his brother George and decides to visit Melvin. How will Jo react when he sees her? What will she do when she finds out that Melvin is gay? Will Melvin accept his father’s shenanigans? Will Rock, the lover, succumb to the young girl's charms? Get ready for a laughter-filled evening.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: ALL ABOUT WOMEN

This play takes that very journey and structures its findings in an unusual way, with five interweaving stories. The stories range from poignant to hilarious, while the characters range from insightful to absurd, but always remain real. Through these diverse characters and their experiences with regards to love, friendship and even careers, the play pretty much tells us all about women.

Tuesday, 12th July
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: WHAT A LOTA!
A witty story about the magical journey of a young girl. On your way be prepared to meet crazy characters who will make you laugh, cry, introspect till you say 'What a Lota!'

Wednesday, 13th July
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: WHAT A LOTA!
An Ansh Theatre Presentation.

Godrej Dance Theatre – 7pm: PANTS ON FIRE
Watch as comedian Sorabh Pant unleashes his inflammable stand up comedy on anything from racist GPS systems, why the Royal Wedding was like Britain’s CWG and his unnatural love for chai.

Thursday, 14th July
Prithvi Theatre –9pm: JOKE

Written and Directed by Makarand Deshpande.

Friday, 15th July
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 ? Will Radhika , Chandu , Satpute , Sangeeta and Parikrama help him get his faith back ? or will it all turn out to be a JOKE ?

Saturday, 16th July
Prithvi Theatre – 11am: LADOO GOPAL
Seth Laddoo Gopal was known for his miserly ways in Khajoorgarh. He was not only a miser but also a very deceptive person. One day, the villagers saw a change in his behaviour. People were foxed. What could it be? Was he for real or…?

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: KARODO MEIN EK
With Makrand Deshpande, Yashpal Sharma, Ayesha Raza, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Kishore Kadam, Satish Kashyap, Sanjay Dadhich and others.

Sunday, 17th July
Prithvi Theatre – 11am: LADOO GOPAL
A Yatri Theatre Presentation.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: KARODO MEIN EK
An Ansh Theatre Presentation.

Tuesday, 19th July
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: CLASSIC MILDS

5 pieces, 15-20 minutes each, reputed writers. From Anton Chekov to Noel Coward, 5 different directors bring to life 5 classic one act plays in their own styles. Weaved together into one evening it hopes to tingle various taste buds.

Wednesday, 20th July
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: CLASSIC MILDS SEASON 2

With Prerna Chawla, Hussain Dalal, Adhaar Khurana, Faisal Rashid, Tahira Nath and Lucky Vakharia.

Thursday, 21st July
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: CLASSIC MILDS SEASON 2

An (ibid.) Theatre Presentation.

Friday, 22nd July
Expermimental Theatre – 7pm: ME GRANDAD ‘AD AN ELEPHANT
With Ahlam Khan, Ayesha Raza, Dilshad Edibam, Tom Alter and Zafar Karachiwala

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: BEST OF SAAT TERI EKVEES
After the astounding success of “Saat Tari Ekvees” now presents 'Best of 7x3=21'. 'Best of 7x3=21' would be amalgamation of selected monologues from 'Saat Tari Ekvees' - Part 1 and 'Saat Tari Ekvees' - Part 2.

Saturday, 23rd July
Prithvi Theatre – 11am: WONDERLAND – THE ALICE AND DON QUIXOTE STORY
Wonderland is a combination of two well-known and enthralling tales. Alice, an adventurous little girl, and Don Quixote, a day dreaming, middle-aged Spanish gentleman, meet each other in the Queen’s Palace. Their exciting story unfolds as they set out to destroy the ego of Manhattan’s king and queen.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: BEST OF SAAT TERI EKVEES

A Manhar Gadhia Presentation.

Sunday, 24th July
Prithvi Theatre – 11am: WONDERLAND – THE ALICE AND DON QUIXOTE STORY
A Ranga Theatre Presentation.
 
NCPA Experimental Theatre – 5 & 7:30pm: ONE ON ONE
With Rajit Kapur, Shernaz Patel, Anand Tiwari, Neil Bhoopalam, Preetika Chawla and Amit Mistry.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: BEST OF SAAT TERI EKVEES
Seven monologues which unfolds subjects like frustration of a middle class wife after victory, contemporary woman with bumpy love life, surrogate mother, an unwritten poetry, an uncommon story of a common man.

Monday, 25th July
18 Anukool – 7:30pm: GREAT TEXT READING

An informal reading of Woody Allen's 'God'.

Tuesday, 26th July

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: JUST…DON’T DO IT!!!

District Collector J.K. is a middle class moralist. When his daughter, on vacation from the U.S. arrives with her boyfriend in tow, his world explodes. Add to the mix a self-professed sexpert and a nutty socialite looking for husband no. 4.

Wednesday, 27th July
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: JUST…DON’T DO IT!!!

A Universal Theatre’s Presentation.

Thursday, 28th July
Prithvi Theatre – 9pm: JUST…DON’T DO IT!!!
Written and Directed by Iqbal Raj.

Friday, 29th July
Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: ARMS AND THE MAN
With the conviction that children should not be exposed only to low comedy in the theatre, Motley is attempting Bernard Shaw's satire on war and heroism, for the Prtihvi Summertime Festival. Words are an integral part of theatre, sometimes THE most integral part. And this revival (with a younger cast) is being done with the intention of introducing our children to Mr. Shaw's exquisite use of words, and his genius as a playwright.

Saturday, 30th July
Experimental Theatre – 7pm: THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
The police are still searching in vain for the madman, who is at large in the deadly marshes of the coastal region. Inspector Hound, who is masterminding the operation, is not available for comment, but it is widely believed that he has a secret plan. Meanwhile, police and volunteers are combing the swamps, shouting, “Don’t be a madman, give yourself up.” That is the end of the police message.

Prithvi Theatre – 11am, 6 & 9pm: ARMS AND THE MAN
With the conviction that children should not be exposed only to low comedy in the theatre, Motley is attempting Bernard Shaw's satire on war and heroism, for the Prtihvi Summertime Festival. Words are an integral part of theatre, sometimes THE most integral part. And this revival (with a younger cast) is being done with the intention of introducing our children to Mr. Shaw's exquisite use of words, and his genius as a playwright.

Sunday, 31st July
Prithvi Theatre – 11am: ARMS AND THE MAN
A Motley Theatre Presentation.

Experimental Theatre – 7pm: THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
With Kalki Koechlin, Neil Bhoopalam, Ali Fazal, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Tariq Vasudeva, Suhaas Ahuja, Prerna Chawla and Gulshan Devaiah.

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm: KAMBAKHAT BILKUL AURAT (ISMAAT AAPA KE NAAM PART 2)
With Seema Pahwa, Manoj Pahwa and Lovleen Mishra.