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Theatre for a cause

art-and-culture Updated: Jul 03, 2011 00:55 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times
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If theatre is what interests you on a weekend, then you can pay a visit to the Stage for Age - a two theatre fest being organised in the Capital. The event sees three one act plays being staged back to back over the weekend. With flavours of Hinglish, Urdu, and Punjabi, all the three plays, directed by Sarita Vohra, revolve around the problems faced by the elderly. “The plays are about the elderly and for the elderly. Instead of provoking sympathy for them, the plays are about their unbeatable spirits,” says Vohra.

The fest is being organised by Help Age India and the funds raised will go in favour of the cause. The story of one of the plays, titled - Kathpalia House - revolves around an old couple living in South Delhi’s Defence colony. “The elderly couple have to fight their son and a builder to keep their home in place,” says Vohra. The other two plays, titled, Ek Aur Aam Kahani and Aur Hum Do, are stories of an old woman who tries her best to stop the felling of a tree in her compound and about two friends walking down the memory lane.

“Theatre is such a strong medium of awareness that through entertainment, it involves the audience and makes them sit up and think,” says Sonali Sharma of Help Age India. The plays will first be staged at the Indian Habitat Centre, which will be followed by a repeat show at Epicentre in Gurgaon.

Catch them live
What: Stage for Age - theatre fest
When: July 2 and 3
Timing: 7pm
Where: India Habitat Centre
Tickets: Rs100, Rs200, Rs 300 (available at the venue)
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market on the Violet Line
Note: The repeat show will be hosted at the Epicentre in Gurgaon on July 7