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Capital to get a triple dose of theatre

If you’re a stage play lover, here comes a feast for you. Spread across the next one week, the city would host three plays, based on popular personalities and books, ranging on topics such as humour, provocacy and relationships.

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2013 02:27 IST
Deepa Mansukhani

If you’re a stage play lover, here comes a feast for you. Spread across the next one week, the city would host three plays, based on popular personalities and books, ranging on topics such as humour, provocacy and relationships. From the directorial repertoire of ace theatre directors including Niti Sayeed, Feisal Alkazi and Nadeera Zaheer Babbar, the plays will sure leave you asking for more. Here’s a low down on what you can look forward to Big B

No, not Mr Bachchan, it’s Munshi Premchand! The plot of the play, being presented by Pierrot’s Troupe, revolves around an English-educated and a Hindi-speaking brother. The comedy is a hilarious account of how the two learn to speak in English and study all subjects in English medium. The play will staged for the 127th time in the city. “I haven’t faced any challenge during the production of the play. The audience has loved it every time,” says Sayeed Alam, the director of the play.

Where: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
When: July 14
Time: 7pm onwards

Begam Jaan
A simple story of an extremely famous classical singer Begum Jaan, played by Nadira Zaheer Babbar, her grand-daughter Zarina played by Juhi Babbar and journalist Sanjay Pande played by Anup Soni. The story begins when Pande approaches Begum Jaan with a proposal to write her biography. The witty and emotional story, written by Javed Siddiqui, beautifully captures the relationship between the three. “My heart fills with gratitude that Delhi audience will get to see this play which is very close to my heart. Playing an age old character was a challenging yet enriching experience,” says Nadira Zaheer Babbar, also the director of the play.

Where: Shri Ram Centre For Art and Culture, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg
When: July 19
Time: 7pm onwards


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Based on Ken Kesey’s novel, the play captures the spirit
of conflict. The plot revolves around a nurse, who utilises her power to rule her ward and a patient, who is intelligent and observant and encourages men to rebel against the rules created by the nurse. “It is credible, believable and challenging,” says Feisal Alkazi, director of the play.


Where: Epicentre, Apparel House, 44, Gurgaon
When: July 14
Time: 7.30pm onwards