The Old World Theatre Festival is being hosted at IHC’s Stein Auditorium and will play host to a diverse selection of stage plays from various parts of India. While we’re looking forward to Kalki Koechlin’s directorial debut, there’s also Rajit Kapur’s critically acclaimed One On One-Part 2, which opens with a brilliant solo act by Anuradha Menon.

Catch the highlights here:

One On One—Part 2

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Featuring Rajit Kapur and Anuradha Menon, this is a satire that is told through eight intriguing stories. From frustrated ticket collectors to feisty brides-to-be, One on One-2 hopes to showcase a new India and its mires of bureaucracy, marriage, the futility of war, immigration, real estate scams and Bollywood.

When: 10th October at Epicenter ; 11th October at Habitat World

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre; Jor Bagh

Timings: 6pm, 8.30pm; 5pm, 7.30pm

The Living Room

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Kalki Koechlin’s directorial debut is a hard-hitting drama, where time is of no consequence. This is a world where reality only exists for those who believe in it and chaos unfurls over a series of events.

When: 11th October at Epicenter; 10th October at Habitat World

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre; Jor Bagh

Timings: 5.30pm, 8.30pm; 5pm, 8pm

Ek Mulaqat

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A play where Shekhar Suman and Deepti Naval play Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam has to be on our to-watch list. This dramatic tale of a winter evening is told through their unfulfilled love story.

When: 14th and 15th October at Epicenter; 12th and 13th October at Habitat World

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre; Jor Bagh

Timings: 8pm; 7pm

Oh, My Sweet Land

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Amir Nizar Juabi directs this drama where a woman of mixed Syrian-German parentage helps an exiled Damascene medical worker, Ashraf to organise the escape of fellow Syrians. The two become lovers and then Ashraf suddenly disappears, prompting the protagonist to go in search of him.

When: 16th October at Epicenter; 14th and 15th October at Habitat World

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre; Jor Bagh

Timings: 7.30pm; 7pm

It’s Not Waht You Tihnk

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{That’s not a typo.} Directed by and starring in Deepal Doshi, this play is a comedy between a dependant master and his sassy servant; a cunning lady and a clumsy thief and many more. A fast-paced performance, look out for the masks that are works of art and a story unto themselves.

When: 16th October at Habitat World

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre; Jor Bagh

Timings: 7pm

The God of Carnage

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Find Anuradha Menon and Shernaz Patel getting into a passive aggressive argument of sorts as a result of one’s child hitting the other. Also find yourself highly amused at the way adults increasingly start behaving like children over the course of the evening.

When: 18th October at Epicenter; 17th October at Habitat World

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre; Jor Bagh

Timings: 7.30pm; 5pm and 7.30pm

Spaces

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A drama where an artist tries to preserve her heritage and cultural identity, the place of action is an old-world haveli, rightly setting the tone for the rest of the play. The conflict arises when she tries to reach a compromise with her Chicago-based fiance. It asks the question of what ‘home’ really means.

When: 17th October at Epicenter; 18th October at Habitat World

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre; Jor Bagh

Timings: 7.30pm; 7pm

All tickets are available at the venues and programme desks, as well as on BookMyShow.

Price: INR 600 and INR 750 at Epicenter; INR 150, INR 350, INR 500 at Habitat World

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