Plays and Theater represent a very important part of the culture we live in today. They have the absolute power to mould our thinking, make us laugh, make us sink in sorrow and feel every emotion portrayed by the characters. And a city like Delhi, is not much untouched and showcases a lot of good shows and performances. There are so many stories to discuss, to be told and to be written that can and does blow audience’s mind. It also facilitates as well as presents innovative work by Indian and international artists from a diverse range of genres including orchestral concerts, opera, drama, contemporary dance and jazz music. For you to enjoy summers in a better way, we bring to you some of the best plays in NCR region to attend this month
Flesh The blockbuster play returns after full-house shows in the city. FLESH is based on the book titled ‘The Pregnant King’ by Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik who is a renowned author, illustrator, leadership consultant and mythologist. Flesh narrates the fascinating journey of Yuvanashva as he struggles to ascertain his true identity in a world of intolerance where anything that does not conform to the convention is struck down with violence or law. It is a critical and relevant piece of work that reflects the times we are living in today and aptly describes the situations and scenario through different acts and wordplay.
Date: April 22, 2017
Venue: L.T.G Auditorium: Delhi
A Woman Alone This highly acclaimed play features Neha Sahai in a solo performance and is based on Daria Fo’s play of the same name. It deals about a woman who is in an abusive relationship with her jealous husband and is locked up in her own house. Yet, as a dutiful wife she goes through the dull drudgery of the daily chores, takes care of her baby, looks after her perverted, head to toe plastered brother in law, fights with the peeping Tom and deals with dirty phone calls. Her daily life is slowly driving her to madness. Will she end her life or she will retaliate against the injustice? Check it out this weekend as this is one of the best theatre events in Delhi.
Date: April 22, 2017
Venue: Akshara Theatre, Delhi
Delhi Theatre Festival – Ek Mulaqaat Ek Mulaqat is a play which stars Shekhar Suman and Deepti Naval and revolves around two eminent poets – Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam. It is a play about unfulfilled love, poetry and music. It is set in Delhi and it’s a wintry evening where two poets are conversing. The woman is happy to meet the man and as they proceed in their conversation, unanswered questions are answered. The man has come with a specific purpose. But what could it be? To know the answer and go up on the hill of curiosity, book passes for this highly acclaimed play near you and don’t forget to bring company while coming here.
Date: April 30, 2017
Venue: Sirifort Auditorium: Delhi