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.
It is an unusual situation that somebody asks for a refund of his school fee since he is a failure in life. Square heart productions staged a comedy play Refund based on this theme. We watched this play at LTG last weekend.
A women oriented play that has been translated in various languages and performed over the world. The professionalism makes this play worth watching.
An abstract but interesting play in Hindi, English, Bengali, French, written and enacted by Kalki Koechlin and directed by Manav Kaul. The theme is demystifying Tagore in contemporary times.
“The Straight Proposal” is a play about homosexual men –some closeted to their wives and children, some to their parents, their professional world, and their siblings. The story revolves around a school teacher and his lovers who are driven by the old forces of hunger for love and acceptance.