The Christmas musical that will be staged this Sunday

Michael Muthu’s musical play featuring ‘The Mellow Circle’ is set to bring in Christmas to the city 

Interestingly, the storyline of the play is very similar to that of The Mellow Circle’s journey

Puppets for The Nights

Puppeteer Anurupa Roy’s new play promises an alternate experience of Arabian folklore
 

Written by Adithi Rao and Neel Chaudhari, this single-act play brings actors and puppets together

Preethi constantly experiments by using bharatanatyam

Trash talking: Preethi Bharadwaj opens up on her upcoming performance, Me and My Trash  

This performance, a call to an introspection of sorts, helps celebrate the vaachika abhinaya element of dance for this danseuse turned theatre artiste

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The Short+Sweet South India Theatre Festival comes back to Chennai after a three-year hiatus

Chennai’s most loved theatre festival returns and the finals this weekend promise 11 plays that are sure to wow!

A scene from the play

Denver Anthony Nicholas brings his latest play Simon Wiesenthal to Bengaluru 

It's a straightforward monologue, written in a subtle yet hard-hitting tone with facts that will make one rethink the humaneness amidst us, says Denver Anthony Nicholas, the director of the play. 

Upcoming play Sandakaranga, presented by Trans Rights Now Collective, to focus on injustice to trans people

The production is an effort by the trans community, from conception and direction to costume and acting

The cast of Rabbit Hole

Last Page Collective's new play Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire comes to the city

Every time I read the play, I saw so many of my loved ones in these characters, and they have
definitely inspired the vision behind it.

Aloke Chakravarty's 'Toba Tek Singh'

Music to social plays: Qaadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival offers a stage that feels like home

The line-up for the week-long production includes Satish Alekar, IPTA, Juhi Babbar, and Rakesh Bedi, as well as ensembles from Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, and Hyderabad

A scene from the play, Imagine a Room

Vivek Vijayakumar’s latest play questions the idea of safety and freedom

The production stars Abhitej Gupta, Kavya Srinivasan, Honey Raza, Shrunga BV and Lakshmana KP in the lead roles

A scene from the play

Srinivas Beesetty’s latest play, 4.48 Psychosis — A Note Of Sarah Kane, explores the mind of the depressed

The audience will witness morse code music, live percussionists and a few tunes inspired by the operatic adaptation of this play

Taking Sides

This weekend, Atul Kumar’s critically-acclaimed play Taking Sides will be staged in the city

The plot revolves around the investigation pf famous music conductor of that time 

A scene from the play

The play, Dear Omana: Notes on how to be a Literary Sensation, comes to Bengaluru

The epistolary is a satire on the literary and publishing industry

A poster from the play

Curtain-raiser: The Company Theatre's 'Taking Sides' serves as a political critique

The play by Atul Kumar is essentially a satire on the conflict between politics and the arts

A scene from Idakini Kathaiaratham

The Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival will feature six thought provoking plays 

Besides the plays, the festival will also offer a workshop, a reading by Ratna Patakh Shah and several 20-minute short plays and street plays.

All You Need Is Love by Poochu’s Productions

This musical tribute in Chennai, traverses relationships across different age groups, through songs by The Beatles

Look forward to classics like Hey Jude, Yesterday, I’m Looking Through You and Help, in this production that features trained singers and live music