Loretta, a play by Sunil Shanbag and a part of Aditya Birla Group’s theatre initiative Aadyam was also staged during NSD’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav. This was a musical with songs in Konkani and English. Musicals are still a rare breed in Indian theater and we were very excited.
Zee TV’s theatre wing Zee Theater was back with its second presentation “Sir Sir Sarla”, a play written and directed by Makrand Deshpande. The 2 hours 15 minutes play was a most off beat production that cannot be identified in the common classifications of theater that we ordinarily get to see in Delhi. We look forward to their next production in March 2017.
Mohe Piya, directed by Prof. Waman Kendre and performed by the group Rangpeeth from Mumbai, was based on Mahabharat during Bharat Rang Mahotsav by National School of Drama. The epics were the theme this year. Consequently we saw many such productions that involved some of the lesser known episodes from the epics.
National School of Drama Repertory Company staged their play Aadha Chand during Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2017. The plot deals with people who work in call centre/BPO sector and is a walk through their boulevard of broken dreams. The play had potential but long duration and a major Bollywood hangover got in the way.
Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the largest theatre festival is being held from 1st to 21st Feb 2017. National School of Drama invited us to the press conference that was addressed by Professor Waman Kendre of NSD. We can’t wait to attend this theatre extravaganza.
Zee TV has embarked on a new journey- theatre and Zee Theatre is bringing a host of plays all over the country. The series started on 14 January, 2017 with the play “Internal Affairs”. We were invited for this play and are so glad that we attended
Delhi’s theatre scene throws up a lot of experiences breaking geographical barriers. We frequently get to see productions from overseas. Hotel Paradiso from Berlin is a mask theatre production. This was a new for us.