10 Popular Plays That Are Returning This Month

It’s a good month for theatre-goers. Some of the most popular plays of the city are coming back. Starring popular theatre artists, these plays have been staging for years, and still, run houseful shows. The reason for this is that more and more people want to catch these plays, especially to know what the hype is all about. Meanwhile, others just keep going back to see their favorite stars on stage again. After all, a theatrical experience is not like the movies, where you watch the same stuff over and over again. On stage, the actor can choose to improvise and even form a closer emotional bond with the audience. If you like watching plays, you must definitely catch some of these:

 

EINSTEIN

Explore the life of the scientific genius in this one-act play. Einstein is played by none other than veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, where he talks about his childhood, relationships, religious beliefs, and the famous Theory of Relativity. Discover the side to the scientist that is not commonly known – a man plagued with doubts and failures – with Naseer Sa’ab bringing his own eccentricity to the role. Einstein is staging in the suburbs as well as in town, so you can catch the play at the venue closest to you.

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When: March 7-9, March 11

Where: Prithvi Theatre, Tata Theatre: NCPA

Ticket price: Rs. 500 for Prithvi Theatre, Rs. 200 onwards for NCPA

 

A WALK IN THE WOODS

Another Motley production, this drama stars Naseeruddin Shah and Rajit Kapur. The play has been adapted from Lee Blessing’s play by the same name, in which two diplomats take a private walk in the woods, amidst peace talks between their countries. Needless to say, Shah and Kapur both deliver excellent performances that will stay with you long after the curtain goes down.

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When: March 18

Where: Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir

Ticket price: Rs. 200 onwards

 

CODE MANTRA

This Gujarati play runs every month and is packed with audiences who love to watch the intense courtroom drama. Directed by Rajesh Joshi, the play has a star cast of Sneha DesaiAlpesh DixitSandeep Sharma, and more. The play is highly relevant in the current political climate, as it challenges the notions of patriotism and nationalism and the excess of it.

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When: March 19

Where: Bhaidas Auditorium

Ticket price: Rs. 150 onwards

 

PLAYS FROM SHAKESPEARE THEATRE FESTIVAL

Rajat Kapoor’s adaptations of popular Shakespearean plays are returning. Get ready to watch the best of Bollywood with Vinay PathakKalki KoechlinRanvir Shorey and Jim Sarbh, as they crack you up. The plays to be staged include Nothing Like LearI Don't Like It – As You Like ItMacbeth – What Is Done Is Done, and Hamlet – The Clown Prince.

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When: March 18-19

Where: St. Andrews Auditorium

Ticket price: Rs. 300 onwards

 

MUGHAL-E-AZAM

The epic comes to the stage! The most depressing love saga has been adapted for a stage version by Feroz Abbas Khan as a spectacular musical. The production is as grand as it sounds, with Manish Malhotra adding to the glamor with his costumes. The original hit songs such as Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’ and Teri Mehfil Mein Kismet Aazma Kar will also be performed.

Mughal-e-Azam - BookMyShow

When: March 11-19

Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre: NCPA

Ticket price: Rs. 500 onwards

 

GAUHAR

Written by Mahesh Dattani and directed by Lilette Dubey, Gauhar tells a fascinating story about one of India's first mass media superstars. The musical biography stars Rajeshwari Sachdev as Gauhar, and also includes Zila KhanDenzil SmithRajeev Siddhartha, and more. Don’t miss the story of a young woman, brave enough to break the tradition in order to fulfill her dreams.

Gauhar - BookMyShow

When: March 11

Where: St. Andrews Auditorium

Ticket price: Rs. 200 onwards

 

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Eve Ensler’s revolutionary drama returns to stage, with the star cast of Mahabanoo Mody-KotwalDolly ThakoreAvantika AkerkarJayati Bhatia, and Sonali Sachdev. The play was first staged in India in 2003 and continues to run houseful shows till date. Another extremely relevant play in today’s times, this satirical drama may not be path-breaking but is certainly a riveting watch.

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When: March 11-26

Where: Canvas Laugh Club

Ticket price: Rs. 750

 

THE SIDDHUS OF UPPER JUHU

This comedy drama has the Mumbaikars hooked! Directed by Rahul da Cunha, and starring Rajit Kapur and Shernaz Patel, the play revolves around a couple living in the Bombay suburbs. If you have lived in the city long enough, you will find yourself relating the incidents of the play to your own life. Besides, the cast leaves you in peals of laughter with their hilarious antics.

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When: March 19

Where: Tata Theatre: NCPA

Ticket price: Rs. 300 onwards

 

BLAME IT ON YASHRAJ

Blame it on Yashraj is a hilarious story dealing with the struggles of an inter-religious wedding. Produced by AGP World, the play is innovatively elaborate, using backdrops with fast-changing video walls and self-composed songs and dances choreographed by Hormuzd Khambata. For those who enjoy Bollywood-style productions, this play is not to be missed.

Blame it On Yashraj - BookMyShow

When: March 26

Where: Tata Theatre: NCPA

Ticket price: Rs. 500 onwards

 

TOBA TEK SINGH

Sadat Hasan Manto’s famous short story has been performed multiple times all over the country. This time, it will be staged by Mohit Sharma – a television and theatre actor. The shattering story recounts the struggles of a man, bearing the brunt of the politics of his country. Even if you have seen this play before, every time you see it again simply leaves you stunned.

Toba Tek Singh - BookMyShow

When: March 19

Where: Pitaara The Art Box

Ticket price: Rs. 350

 

So mark your calendars! And don’t forget to book your tickets before they are sold out. 

 

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