With an intimate amphitheater-style seating, Prithvi Theatre is considered to be one of the best venues for quality plays since 1978. Set in the heart of Mumbai’s suburbs, the theatre is a warm and inviting space for theatre and art enthusiasts as well as a relaxed hangout with its open-air cafe. It is a vital breathing space in the bustling city for millions of students.
Theatre groups dream to perform here and you would definitely be delighted to see some of your favorite actors live at this venue. Here are the plays you need to look out for this month:
Motley Theatre Group’s The Truth
Directed by Ratna Pathak Shah and starring stalwart actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Meher Mistry, Shruti Vyas, and more, this is the play you need to watch this month. It is based on Florian Zeller’s play and takes us into the murky spaces where modern-day relationships skid and swivel and yet somehow manage to find their feet. Read our review of the play here.
Theatrewaalas’ Gal Kufr Di
A story set against the backdrop of the 1984 pogrom – a time that shook up most of northern India and claimed thousands of lives – this play revolves around two characters whose lives were disrupted as a result of this chaos. It encapsulates abuse at multiple levels – be it religious, physical, mental, or emotional, or against man, woman, child, and society as a whole.
Rangbaaz Production’s Bade Miyan Deewane
Based on Shaukat Thanvi’s novel “Budhbhas”, this play is about a rich eccentric octogenarian who is used to living a luxurious and flamboyant life. But things take a turn when he is swept off his feet by a beautiful young girl in his neighborhood, who incidentally is also the love interest of his son.
Ansh Theatre Group’s Epic Gadbad
It’s the season of weddings and here comes a historical one, or is it a hysterical one? Aarti’s wish for a fairy tale leads to a lavish debacle through an unpredictable rollercoaster ride called Gadbad. Catch the play to know what happens next.
Rangshila’s The Great Raja Master Drama Company
In a bid to save his tailoring business, Raja Master in a flash of inspiration decides that The Great Raja Master Tailor Company should now become The Great Raja Master Drama Company. The rest of the play revolves around the events of the opening night of the first play production.
Untaboo’s Growing Up
Directed by Trishla Patel, this play traces the life of four teenagers who are confused about the changes affecting their bodies and minds and will leave the audience with a positive attitude towards puberty. The play also tackles the okay and not-okay touch, helping parents break the ice with their children.
T-Pot Production’s Jannat Central
This dance drama tells the story of two girls – J and Nutty – who are polar opposite by nature but united in their love for dance. Throughout the play, we explore the complicated relationship between a father and his daughter and discover the true meaning of “Jannat”.
Akvarious Production’s A Special Bond Part Three
Part Three of this decade-old play juxtaposes the life of Ruskin Bond with his work. We see a young lad of British origins become a celebrated writer in India, and how his own adventures inspired his memorable stories. It is an honest celebration of the writer and his legacy.
Ekjute Theatre Group’s Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan
Set in the city of dreams, this play gives an insight into the numerous strugglers who are willing to sacrifice everything to achieve their goals. The clinically and cleverly written play by Nadira Babbar will tickle your funny bone and raise some crucial questions about values and relationships.
Tamaasha Theatre’s Words Have Been Uttered
Over the years, dissent has produced powerful cultural expression through poetry, song, theatre, satire, and stories – and here’s your chance to witness it all. Experience the profound expressions of dissent on caste, gender, the relationship between the individual and the state, and language from all over the world. Read our review of the play here.
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