National School of Drama announced the dates and other details about the Theatre Olympics 2018. We were invited to the press conference and here’s all you need to know about this biggest theatre festival in the world happening in India this year.
Daddy in doubt – a new comedy play by Tamasha Entertainment is a mix of verbal and non-verbal comedy. The play predominantly focus on a brand of physical humor infused with beautifully worded punchlines. The entire cast is an ensemble from different walks of life giving an interesting flare of characters on stage. Enjoy the laugh riot this Saturday at Akshara Theatre, Delhi.
Aadyam’s presentation this time is Anand Express. The play is based on Keith Gray’s story Ostrich Boys that was later adapted by Karl Miller for stage. The Indian adaption by Adarsh Khurana was recently staged at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi. Directed for Aadyam by Nadir Khan, this is a Rage Productions presentation.
“Saying Yes” is an English play that is adapted from the works of Griselda Gambaro, the Argentinian playwright. Kaivalya Plays recently presented this piece at a rather informal setting at Instituto Cervantes off Connaught Place. It was a late rainy Sunday evening and the surging audience in the basement theatre was heartening assurance of growing interest in theatre in Delhi NCR.
The 8th edition of International Theatre Olympics is scheduled to be held in India during 17 February to 8 April 2018. A spectacular celebration of world theater is going to take place all over the country. We were invited to the press conference organised to announce this gala event and here is a curtain raiser.
Mahendra Theatre Excellence Awards (META) 2017 has brought experimental theatre to the fore. One such piece is Bhima, based on the eponymous character of second Pandava in Mahabharat. The 1 hour 10 minutes duration of the play was edge of the seat exciting.
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.
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