Prithvi Theatre was founded by Shashi Kapoor (and wife Jennifer Kapoor) in remembrance of his father, legendary actor Prithviraj Kapoor. Prithviraj Kapoor had originally founded a traveling theatre company called Prithvi Theatres. Shashi Kapoor carried the legacy forward by building Prithvi Theatre- a landmark institution and buzzing hub for theatre lovers!
The Prithvi Theatre Festival was inaugurated in 1983. Every year, in the month of November, it brings a motley collection of plays, to eager multifaceted audiences. The 2016 edition of the festival, will be held from 3rd November to 14th November.
Plays this year
This year there will be a total of 32 shows, spanning over a period of 12 days. These include, 13 premiering productions by renowned theatre companies such as:
Riding Madly off in All Directions by Naseeruddin Shah’s Motley
Meri Maa Ke Haath by Nadira Babbar’s Ekjute
Chuhal by Manav Kaul’s aRanya
Shakespearecha Mhatara by Makarand Deshpande’s Ansh Theatre Group
This year will also see five Fringe Theatre shows that promise to be fresh, experimental and bold.
Performances beyond Theatre
A Neo classical musical performance from France called ARTIE’S is scheduled to be held on the fourth day of the festival. There will also be an Indian Classical music piece directed by Pancham Nishad and performed by classical vocalist Tejashree Amonkar. Sanjukta Sinha along with her troupe of dancers, from Kadam Centre of Dance will present a Kathak recital one evening. Western Classical music lovers will be able to enjoy the Chamber Orchestra, performed by Symphony of India.
Apart from the stage shows, there will be four ‘StageTalks’, in the evenings, with the likes of Alyque Padamsee, Burjor and Ruby Patel, and Sarita Joshi. Other programs include ‘Mehfil@Prithvi’ which will celebrate the culture and history of Urdu through Parsi Plays. Journalists Harish Nambiar and Chintan Girish Modi will be in conversation on the changing face of journalism, as part of ‘PEN@Prithvi’.
No time to lose!!! Book your tickets for the festival now!