A still from Aayirathoru Iravugal

Aayirathoru Iravugal: A different take on 1001 Arabian Nights 

This Tamil play is all about Arabian Nights retold with a difference   

Rolly Agarwal

Bengaluru-based Playtonik Productions stages Ismat Chugtai’s Lihaaf this weekend

Lihaaf will stage an adaptation this weekend, a solo performance by Rolly Agarwal

Saurav Verma as Chand Bardai

XpressionZ Productions stages a new play as a tribute to the poet Chand Bardai

Chand Bardai was a poet who donned the hat of a spy to save the life of Prithviraj Chauhan

Sudip Mukherjee as Raja in Koli-Kotha's Rakta Karabi

Koli-Kotha Theatre group set to stage Tagore’s timeless classic,  Rakta Karabi

The socio-political themes of the play are still relevant today.

Saurav Palodhi's Ghum Nei tells the story of ordinary working-class people

Ichheymoto set to stage an adaptation of Utpal Dutt’s classic play, Ghum Nei

The landmark play deals with the plight of working-class people and their existential crises.

A scene from the play

Critically acclaimed play, Bad Hindu, comes to Bengaluru this weekend

Sunandha Raghunathan’s Bad Hindu portrays a stirring battle of identities through a solo act

Arna Mukhopadhyay's Mahabharata 2  is not a traditionalist interpretation of the age-old text

Kolkata-based theatre group Natadha stages Mahabharata 2

Mahabharata 2 explores the mental dilemma of characters, before the epic war


The first edition of the Kovai Jam spotlights homegrown music and stand up talent from Coimbatore

Attempting to showcase performers from across the city, Kovai Jam (will see a mix of music—from fusion rock band to a gaana folk troupe— and stand up sets

Kaahini's new production Amra Shobai Raja is about the shifting power dynamics in the present society

Kolkata-based theatre group Kaahini to stage a political satire based on Macbeth

Amra Shobai Raja is a commercial potboiler with an underlying message

A scene from the play

The play Mad Gravity by Quiver Productions looks at people who like to put their lives under the public eye

William Missouri Downs' Mad Gravity gets staged for the first time in India

File photo: Hong Kong actors Chan Hung-chun and Lung Koon-tin dressed as Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

In Cantonese comedic opera, Donald Trump finds a fictional twin brother in China

"Trump on Show" is a four-day comedic opera reimagining the US President's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China.

A scene from the play

A theatre collective from Delhi will stage a devised play in Bengaluru that explores Saadat Hasan Manto's short stories

The play also focuses on contemporary issues like the Babri Masjid Demolition, Muzaffarnagar riots, Jaat reservation riots, violence in Kashmir and Manipur

Catch Chaepani's new production Melancholy Play this Sunday

Chaepani stages a cultural adaptation of Sarah Ruhl's Melancholy Play

Melancholy Play will be the last production in the series of Tell Tales 2019 - A Cross-Cultural Theatre Festival