If you live in South Bombay, there’s probably only one place you go to for watching plays or concerts. Even if you do not live in town, you have definitely heard of this place. It’s one of the first names to pop up in one’s mind when one thinks of theatre in the city. The National Centre for Performing Arts, more commonly known as the NCPA, is the hub for theatre, music and dance performances in Mumbai. And if you enjoy watching these performances, here’s what you need to look out for in November:
This was the first place to stage this magnum opus. After making waves in Bombay and other cities of India, Feroz Abbas Khan’s musical adaptation is back at the NCPA, from the 3rd to the 5th of this month. If you haven’t seen the play yet, catch it live this time, or you can always watch it again. Don’t forget to read our review of why this play deserves another watch.
Ace comedians Cyrus Broacha and Kunal Vijayakar are back with a new stand-up special. If you watched them in 40 Shades of Grey (Hair), you already have an idea about the kind of humorous chemistry the duo share. Now you can catch them again on Saturday, 4th of November in a new comedy show produced by Raell Padamsee’s Ace Productions. Read more about the show here.
Lillete Dubey is back on stage with a drama based on the short story from Twinkle Khanna's new bestseller titled 'The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad'. Joining her in the cast are popular actors Darshan Jariwala, Jayati Bhatia, Meher Acharia Dar, and Rishi Khurana. Catch this star-studded display on the tale of two middle-aged sisters on the 3rd of November at TATA Theatre.
Based on Girish Karnad’s works, director Roysten Abel has put together a monologue about a pious priest who violates both his dharma and bhakti because of his love for a courtesan. Watch Rajit Kapur play the devotee torn between his love for his god and his love for Chandravati on the 4th of November at Experimental Theatre.
Faezeh Jalali impressed with Shikhandi, now she is back with the biographical drama on the prison accounts of Rayhaneh Jabbari. With a cast that won at META 2016, Jalali has devised a piece based on Jabbari’s letters and her battle to make sense of man, life, destiny, humanity. Catch this intense drama at Experimental Theatre on the 11th and 12th of November.
Get your dose of laughter this month with the Silly Point Productions’ long-running comedy-drama. Directed by Meherzad Patel and starring all the Silly Point favorites – Danesh Irani, Danesh Khambata, and Sajeel Parakh – the play takes place in an acting class with students from different backgrounds. Catch it once again at TATA Theatre on the 11th of November and relive the madness.
Aadyam in back at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, this time with a multilingual drama based on the story of Srikanta by Sarat Chandra. With three shows over the last weekend of November, the play is set to feature a host of colorful characters, regional music, folk dance, fine poetry and surreal experiences. Read our review of this holistic theatre experience here.
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