With huge productions like Beauty and the Beast and Mughal-E-Azam hitting the theatre scene, there are more and more people turning towards theater for entertainment and the theater, as always, hasn't disappointed. If you have had enough of movies and want to go back and see a performance live, there is no better place than a theater. With timeless plays like The Vagina Monologues, it is apparent that there are some things which are evergreen. But the year is not over yet and while we might talk about the best plays of all time, there are a lot of them you can look forward to in 2017 and here are eight of them.
Court Martial (Delhi)
Presented by Asmita Theatre, the play has been performed since 2009 and that is a long time. The play also bears a little resemblance to the Gujarati play Code Mantra both being based on military practices going awry.
Pakistan Aur Alzheimer's (Delhi)
Saleem Shah performs this heart-touching monologue as a 90-year-old man talks about his life before and after the partition. The interesting part is that it will make you laugh and tear up at the same time.
Twelve Angry Jurors (Mumbai)
A classic novel adapted into a classic play. The upcoming performance is at Royal Opera House which is truly an enchanting experience. The play boasts of the cast of the likes of Rajit Kapur, Deven Khote, Shivani Tanksale and more, all of whom are fantastic actors and will keep you thoroughly entertained.
Last Over (Mumbai)
We know how crazy everyone gets when India and Pakistan battle on the Cricket pitch. What if you got to see fans from the opposing sides together in a play. That would be hilarious, wouldn't it? Watch this play to find out how much!
Cast off All Shame (Mumbai)
What if a medieval poet who was alive at a different time was reborn? What would she make of the situation of the women now? The performance is about one such poet Janbai who is reborn in the contemporary times and how she deals with the troubles women face today.
Three Penny Opera (Mumbai)
Most of the Aadyam plays this year have received a lot of praise from the critics and the audience. There were many who went to watch the plays even the second time around and many of those plays are now also being performed independently at different venues. Three Penny Opera is one of them. It is a musical which will certainly keep your foot-tapping.
Barff (Bengaluru and Hyderabad)
Barff made its debut last year starring Saurabh Shukla and since then has gained a lot of popularity for the thrilling storyline and amazing performances. You can also read our review of the play here.
Macbeth – What's Done is Done (Bengaluru)
If you are even a little in touch with the theater scene, you'd know about Rajat Kapoor's brave yet amazing adaptation of Shakespeare plays. Macbeth is one of them, starring Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak. Their chemistry was amazing in Bheja Fry and they recreate that with this play.
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