Pictures from Mumbai’s theatres

The set of Pakistan Aur Alzheimer's, a tragic-comic play about India's partition, at G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Shakti Mills Qissa Urdu Ki Akhri Kitaab Ka, a satire on contemporary appropriation and censorship of historical narratives, Prithvi Theatre, Juhu The Father, a tragi-farcical play about an Alzheimer’s patient, at Prithvi Theatre, Juhu Gypsy Under the Moon, the theatrical adaptation … Continue reading Pictures from Mumbai’s theatres

Theatre Review – ‘Oh My Sweet Land’

Last week, the audience in a New Delhi auditorium sat in front an unusual setting during a theatre show. The artist ended her performance. As she walked off the stage, she left the door of the refrigerator open, revealing big portions of meat that resembled a slaughterhouse. The lights were dimmed. In another corner of … Continue reading Theatre Review – ‘Oh My Sweet Land’

Review – ‘Ek Mulaqaat’ with Deepti Naval, Shekhar Suman

I will not, like other star-struck reviewers, fawn over the performances of Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman in a theatre production that came to Delhi last weekend. Because they were good, but not fawn-worthy; clouded by too many elements that were more jarring than complimentary. 'Ek Mulaqaat' is an imaginary meeting between a man and … Continue reading Review – ‘Ek Mulaqaat’ with Deepti Naval, Shekhar Suman