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 3 to November 13.
Watch More Than A Dozen New Plays At This Year's Prithvi Festival
What Is It?
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?
The PTF is a well-organised fest where premier shows of never-seen-before plays are staged. There will be plays and music & dance performances in different languages – English, Hindi, Marathi, with touches of Urdu, Punjabi and Hinglish.
This time, a few performances to look forward to are Naseeruddin Shah reading aloud his favourite poems, a play called Iron by Rage Productions, which is a play on a daughter visiting her mother in prison after 15 years, performances by the Nooran Sisters, and ‘Flamenco-Kathaa’, a performance which is a blend of the Flamenco, a Spanish style of social dancing and kathak.
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. A few events are ticketed, and some are free on first come, first serve basis.