NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) in Mumbai is India’s preeminent cultural institution. Since its inception in 1967, it was the first multi-genre cultural and art center in South Asia and glorified the golden age of theater and drama in India. It also aims at facilitating as well as presenting innovative work by Indian and international artists from a diverse range of genres including orchestral concerts, opera, drama, contemporary dance and jazz music.
These plays in Mumbai in the month of March are surely going to make you sit back, introspect, and respect the art of these performers more and more. It is the perfect kind of soul food that will give you something to remember for a very long time if you’re well balanced in your minds.
Chinta Chhod Chintamani Mar 4, 2017
It is the story of a family in which the father thinks his children are standing on the brink of total ruination. They are loathing in self-indulgence and their destiny is leading them to their inevitable fall. On the other hand, the children think of it as a generation gap and nothing serious. The old man is unable to understand the situation. Is it really a generation gap or a case of miscommunication? Witness this amazing play at NCPA and look at both the sides of the coin.
The Mule’s Foal 4 Mar – 16 Apr 2017
The play, The Mule’s Foal, is about three families throughout 100 years of Greek family life. In the village, Theodosios leaves his wife and gorilla child and spends a lifetime trying to get them back. The play also includes Yiorgos the Apeface, who is a man and a beast both and Young Agape of the Glowing Face, who can stop men’s hearts with a look. From the center of superstition and gossip, rumor and chaos, Mirella, the ancient whore find a calm place to tell her tantalizing tale.The actors are students of The Drama School, Mumbai’s One Year Certificate Course in acting and theatre-making. This is their first major production and we hope you’re just gonna love their performance.
Patni Mar 4, 2017
Patni is a collaboration of theatre and music in the best way possible. Two intensely passionate artists have come together to give you goosebumps when you come to watch this fine performance of Makrand Deshpande and Niladri Kumar. His monologue along with the haunting tunes of Niladri on his zitar, will give you chills while they talk about his wife who is no more. Makrand with his improvisational techniques and Niladri with his experimental tunes will give you a unique show, every time you watch it.
So why not take a leap of faith and come for these superb plays happening in Mumbai. The NCPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting India’s rich and artistic heritage in the fields of music, literature, theatre, film, dance, and photography.