Man in the jacket
The script of Jawaharlal Nehru: His Inner Story, directed by Pramila Lehunte, is a theatre tribute to our first Prime Minister, on his death anniversary. As part of the script, ‘virtual’ characters appear on the stage as his memories: Sarojini Naidu, Kamala, Indira, Edwina Mountbatten etc. Habitat Centre. May 28 and 29, 7 pm. For details, call 43663071
Jazz from East Europe
Aconcert that brings together Hungarian, Polish and Indian artistes is sure to interest Delhi’s jazz aficionados. Beginning with the Hungarian section, followed by the Polish and Indian ones, it will end with a jugalbandi, featuring all 10 artistes. The Indian faces are violinist Johar Ali Khan and tabla player Mohit Lal.
The Hungarian artistes include pianist Attila Blaho, vocalist Veronika Harcsa and Janos Aved on the saxophone. June 1, 7 pm , India Habitat Centre. For details, call 23014497, 23014992
Strung with feeling
To commemorate the birth centenary celebrations of Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan, Prateek Chaudhary, son of renowned sitarist Pandit Debu Chaudhary, would team up for an ensemble performance at India Habitat Centre. Born in Varanasi in 1911, Khan was known as a musicians’ musician. May 31, 7:30pm, Stein Auditorium,India Habitat Centre. For details, call 26278877
Directed by Madeeha Gauhar, the play Bullha is a tribute to the great mystic Bulleh Shah. It is based broadly on the events of his life, as communicated through his poetry, historical records and popular myths. Organised by the NGO Routes 2 Roots, the play is a strong plea for love and peace. It has been penned by leading Pakistani playwright and director Shahid Nadeem. Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg. Tuesday, May 31. For invitations, call 41646383
An exhibition of film, theatre, opera and circus posters from Poland includes works by award winning artists such as Stasys Eidrigevicius, Mieczyslaw Gorowski, Andrzej Klimowski, Eryk Lipinski, Jan Lenica, Jan Mlodozeniec, Rafal Olbinski, Andrzej Paowski, Wieslaw Rosocha, Wiktor Sadowski, Jerzy Skarzynski, Waldemar Swierzy; Franciszek Biberstein-Starowieyski and Wieslaw Walkuski. India International Centre. Till May 31. For details, call 24609323
Best of Indian theatre
This year, the National School of Drama Repertory’s annual theatre festival features such acclaimed plays as Little Big Tragedies, Banbhatt Ki Atmakatha, Jaat Hi Poochho Sadhu Ki, Comrade Kumbhakarna, Kafka-Ek Adhyay, Begum Ka Takia and Blood Wedding. Till June 16. Kamani Auditorium and NSD, Bhagwan Das Road. Call 23383420.
An evening to celebrate the spirit of Sahir Ludhianvi
The progressive poet who gave us such unforgettable numbers as ‘Chalo ik baar phir se’, ‘Woh subah kabhi to aayegi’ and ‘Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayal aata hai,’ will be remembered in a musical evening next week. Paying a tribute to Sahir are Supriya Joshi, Sagar Savarkar, Sarvesh Misra, Anand Bahal, Pooja Gopalan and Yashika Sikka. June 2, India Habitat Centre. For details, call 43663071