Thursday, 26 June 2008
What are doing in Mumbai this week end?
If you would like to go for plays….there are some interesting plays in the city….
30 Days in September
Mahesh Dattani’s intense and gripping tale of love and betrayal that explores the brutal severance of the unbreakable bond between adult and child. A mother discovers the truth about her daughter, which sets them both on a journey of self discovery about their lives and their inextricably linked past.
On 26th June at 6 30 pm at NCPA Experimental Theatre, NCPA Marg, Near Hilton Tower,Nariman Point ,
City of dreams
''City of Dreams'' is a visual delight, which is all set to enthrall you with its sheer magnitude and opulence. The story revolves around Adaa. Destiny lands her amidst a sea of unknown faces, in the city of Bombay. It is said that if you have a roof over your head in this city- nothing is impossible to achieve. Add to it a dash of grit and determination and the world will be at your feet. Well this was what Adaa, thought. Talented, pretty, determined and of course she found a roof too over her head- Shridhuri''s house. But then the toughest of waves can shatter before they reach the shores. Adaa who dreamt of making it big in Bollywood, found herself face to face with the bitter truth of life. The treachery, sleaze and the sharks.
On 29th June at 7pm and on 27th June at 7 45pm at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point ,
The Prophet is about the ordinariness of the ‘plains of existence’. A Syrian Maronite Christian, Kahlil Gibran moved to New York in recent years. The Prophet is considered to be a precursor to New Age writing, a powerful and mystical work that has been translated into more than 20 languages the world over.
On 28th June at 6 30 at NCPA Experimental Theatre ,NCPA Marg, Near Hilton Tower ,Nariman Point ,
Eve ensler’s bie award winning play was written after Interviewing 200 women from all over the world, including Bosnia and Kosovo ..the play brings about an awareness of buse towards women and the message is clear….silence = death! No one , man or woman , will ever be the same again after viewing the vagina monologues.
On 26th June 700pm at Prithvi Theatre ,No 20, Janki Kutir ,Juhu Church Road ,
Dance like a Man
This highly popular production has completed more than 250 shows and has played in cities across the globe from Singapore to San Francisco. The story of Jairaj and Ratna, two Bharata Natyam dancers past their prime, is contrasted with that of their daughter Lata, who is on the brink of establishing herself as a brilliant dancer. Her imminent success creates tension and jealousy, and the audience is drawn into the dark secrets of family relationship and conflicts between generations. The play probes the characters to question their deeper motivations, but the mode is comic rather than tragic.
On 27th June at 630pm at NCPA Experimental Theatre ,NCPA Marg, Near Hilton Tower ,Nariman Point ,
ONCE UPON A ... TIGER!
takes you to the jungle in search of the missing tiger, with lots of music, and dance. You are directly invited to participate in the play at every step, and possibly shape its direction. Let us discover together how human existence on this planet is inextricably linked to the survival of the tiger.
On 28th June at 1100am at Prithvi Theatre ,No 20, Janki Kutir ,Juhu Church Road ,
World Music day
International Centre for Cultural Relations is organising ''World Music Day'' celebration at Air India Films Division Auditoriums, on a grand scale through Indian and Western classical, folk, modern and filmi songs, musical instruments performances and films.
On 28th June at Air India Films Division Auditoriums , Prabhadevi
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