What Is It?

The legendary cultural spot for plays in Mumbai, Prithvi Theatre, is organising its annual Prithvi Theatre Festival, showcasing at least two new plays a day from November 4 to November 14.

Who Is It For?

There are usually three sort of people: those who love the vibe of Prithvi Theatre, those who have heard a lot about it and want to visit, and third, who run far at the slightest mention of culture or plays.

If you belong to the first two categories, then here’s the perfect opportunity to spend these November evenings in the open air theatre, sit on the steps and watch raw cinema unfold before your eyes for the first time. While you’re there, you should also look at the book shop there.

Why Should I Go?

27102016_prithvitheatrefestival02

Photo source: Prithvi Theatre

The PTF is a well-organised fest where premier shows of never-seen-before plays are staged. There will be plays in different languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.

This time some plays to look forward to are Riding Madly Off In All Directions as directed by Naseeruddin Shah and part of his Motley group; and Dhumrapaan {an English and Hindi play} directed by Akarsh Khurana, a Marathi version of Shakespeare’s old man.

Anything Else?

There are some very interesting concepts besides, such as plays called Fringe Plays, where actors will perform experimental plays in front of a small audience and a more informal Stage Talk, where theatre personalities will share personal anecdotes behind the theatrical mask that is put on.

Check out the complete schedule here. You can buy the tickets for each individual play at Prithvi Theatre’s counter or online here.

#LBBTip: Certain events such as Chai & Why, Mehfil@Prithvi {Parsi plays}, Stage Talk and a literary talk by PEN are free and don’t require an entry.

Featured photo source: Prithvi Theatre