Sixty-three artists. Five plays. Six days. It’s a theatre festival that’s meant to tickle your funny bone and perhaps teach you a lesson or two about relationships. Starting today, spectacular theatre actors such as Lushin Dubey, Sohaila Kapur and Smita Bharti take part in Whose life is it anyway, a series of plays in Hinglish.
The fest begins with a play titled 45” 35” 55” — an endearing tale of two ageing sisters who decide to live together. A decision that’s really not very wise and when survival instinct drives them to bring in a tenant, a young career woman, they are forced to confront their relationship.
The next play, Mahim Junction is a tribute to Bollywood. This musical first opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2002, where it ran to full houses. An entertaining mix of nostalgia and cinema, the play showcases films from the sixties and the seventies and recalls a Mumbai where the heroes wore their hearts on the sleeves.
Ek Mamooli Aadmi, is a play set in the urban middle class and talks about loneliness and family-ties. Court Martial is a theatre act about a war veteran Colonel Surat Singh who has witnessed many life and death situations. It’s a story about crimes against humanity, society and the legal and poetic justice of it all.
The final play, Untitled, a solo by Lushin Dubey, portrays the journey of a woman from hopelessness into hope.
October 16- 24 at Epicentre, Gurgaon and Kamani Auditorium.
Tickets: 350, 250, 150 For details and schedule contact Epicentre at: 91 124 2715000 and epicentre.co.in