New Delhi: When Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor inaugurated the iconic Prithvi Theatre in the memory of his father Prithviraj Kapoor on 5th November 1978, he barely knew that his father’s love for theatre would give birth to a new breed of Indians who would revel in the beauty of performing on stage.
Even after 37 years of its inception, Prithvi Theatre continues to evolve and serve as a focal point for theatre lovers of the nation. Located in the Juhu area of Mumbai, the iconic theatre that is nothing short of a home for those who believe in the art, has been hosting the Prithvi Theatre Festival for a long time now. And following the ritual, the 2015 edition of the festival will begin today (November 5) and go on till November 15.
The 10-day-long festival that promises to bring the best of theatre at one place, will feature multilingual plays that pan across different genres and performance styles.
The festival begins with Kaumudi, a Hindi play written and directed by Abhishek Majumdar. Laden with elements from the Mahabharata, the play stars Kumud Mishra and Sandeep Shikhar among others.
The festival also features the Lillete Dubey-directed play Gauhar, that stars television actress Rajeshwari Sachdev, who will be playing the role of the legendary singer, Gauhar Jaan. Rajeshwari will also be seen showcasing her Kathak skills on stage as a part of the play.
Plays like Bombay Dying, Ek Punjab Ye Bhi, Makarand Despande’s Maa in Transit and writer Manav Kaul’s Peele Scooter Waala Aadmi will also be presented at the iconic festival.
A detailed schedule of the festival can be seen on its official website.
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