Theatre Plays

Five Plays for Theatre Buffs in Delhi To Watch Out For, This Weekend

William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' play in Delhi
Written by Mansi Gupta

Delhiites, this long weekend, you have enough reasons to rejoice! Especially for theatre lovers, there are so many amazing plays happening in your city that should definitely not be missed out on. Comedies, thrillers, dramas or musicals, plays of each genre are up for grabs this weekend. Here are our five recommended plays you should book your tickets for!

1. William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ Scheduled to be staged on June 23rd and directed by K. Madavane, it’s a brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Featuring many renowned faces of the theatre world, it tries to explore one of the most existential dilemmas of mankind, i.e. “To be or not to be”. Book your tickets for this great play here.

2. Dilapidated Enjoy a funny, heartwarming and sweet love story of two perfectly dissimilar teenagers. Written and directed by Kaushik Bose and starring Mohit Gupta and Jahnvi Rawat, Dilapidated will be staged at Akshara theatre on Sunday evening.

3. On a Muggy Night in Mumbai Dealing with a very sensitive and bold topic of homosexuality, On a Muggy Night in Mumbai is a highly successful play by Mahesh Dattani. It is a story of 5 homosexual individuals who are brought together in such a way as to bring out their conflicts, repressions and past secrets. The play is scheduled to be staged on June 24th at Shri Ram Centre of Performing Arts.

4. Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa’ Staging under the Summer Theatre Festival 2017, at Shri Ram Centre of Performing Arts on June 26th, this play, directed by Sameep Singh, is an emotional drama set up in 1970’s Bengal. It tells the story of a mother who come to know about his son’s struggle and revolutionary mentality that empowers her to stand up for her personal conflict against her husband and family as well.

5. Hello Darling A situational comedy, Hello Darling, starring Vindu Dara Singh, Sheeba and Payal Kapoor is all about lies, laugh and love. You will definitely leave the theatre will a huge smile on your face. This comedy play is written and directed by Mir Muneer and will be staged at Malwankar auditorium this Sunday. Do catch this hilarious comedy, if you haven’t yet.

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Mansi Gupta

A passionate reader, an avid traveler, a day dreamer and a “self-proclaimed biggest fan” of Game of Thrones.

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