Can you ever be prepared to let someone dear go. The helplessness of a family that is going to loose one of their members is portrayed in a beautiful and subtle way in Israeli play – A Stranger Guest. A Stranger Guest is part of the ongoing Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2017 organised by NSD.
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
Girish Karnad’s Agni aur Varsha has once again been adopted as a stage production Toye. Jyoti Dogra presented this play as part of Samanvay – The Annual IHC Indian Languages Festival. We watched this during the festival and left with mixed feelings.
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.
Aadyam’s last presentation from its series of plays for this year was “Chakkar Chalaye Ghanchakkar”. This was a light hearted comedy based on Shakespeare’s much adapted play Comedy of Errors. In line with the earlier Adyam plays, this comprised a star studded cast who performed to a full house at Kamani Auditorium in the course of multiple shows over a weekend.
Aadyam, the theatre initiative of Aditya Birla Group has been presenting a series of plays. These plays mostly have a Mumbai based cast. Apart from upping the glamour quotient, the cast brings about seasoned and professionally mature productions for the Delhi audience. Their recent production “12 Angry Jurors” performed to a packed house at Kamani Audiorium.
Aadyam is presenting 5 plays in a year to Delhi and Mumbai audience. We recently watched one of their productions – “Ladies Sangeet” at Kamani. Garbed in a light-hearted wedding scenario, the play tried to touch upon up quite a few tricky social issues. But could they pull it off? Please read on
Badal Sircar, the renowned playwright wrote in Bangla. However, his works transcend linguistic boundaries and have enormous human appeal. The Hindi play Ballabhpur ki Roopkatha is translated from Sarkar’s Bengali comedy Ballabhpurer Roopkatha and has been enacted by various theatre groups. Alongwith the comedy, the intelligent plot and the artistic visualization makes it a hit with audience anywhere. Ballabhpur ki Roopkatha was recently staged at India Habitat Centre. This was directed by Sunil Rawat and we recently went to see this presentation.
Bhisham Sahni’s versatile talents have been reflected in various forums. Bhishmotsav, a collection of short plays based on his works was directed by Seema Bhargava Pahwa and recently presented at Epicentre. Amazing stories, stellar cast and seasoned direction led to an impeccable production, a rare treat