Theatre
08 Oct
08 Oct
4:00 pm
7:30 pm

Old World Theatre Festival 2016

Barff

(Hindi/140mins)

 

Writer & Director. Saurabh Shukla
Prod. AGP World
Cast. Sadia Siddiqui, Sunil Palwal, Saurabh Shukla.
Set in picturesque Kashmir during winter, Barff is a thriller spanning one night. Desperate parents of an ailing child and an unsuspecting doctor are the three lives caught in the whirlwind of conflicting questions of truth, reality and belief. Barff raises many questions - is truth what we all experience together or we all have our own different truths? Does truth lead to belief or it's the belief which constructs the truth? Does truth actually exist or it’s just a manifestation of one's own belief? This gripping Hindi thriller by Saurabh Shukla questions truth and belief which takes the protagonist on a journey to find the 'truth of the other side.'

Tickets at Rs.1000, 750 & 500 available at the venue.
Suitable for 18 years & above.



09 Oct
7:30 pm

Old World Theatre Festival 2016

The Ramayana

(English/160mins including 10mins interval)

Writer. & Director. Gopal Sharman
Prod. Akshara Theatre.
The production retains the dramatic intensity of Gopal Sharman’s play which explores the human characters of Rama and Sita with reverence, delicacy and insight, through some of the most exquisite stage writing in modern theatre. Eminent Tamil litterateur Ka Naa Subramaniam, writing in the Indian Express pronounced it œThe Ramayana for our times, while the New York Times hailed it as India’s Gift to Broadway. In this production, the audience joins Gopal, Jalabala and their young cast in exploring the magic and mystery of Rama œin whose voice the dumb babble love’s profundities and the lame prance gaily over unscaled peaks.

Tickets at Rs.750 & 600 available at the venue.
Suitable for 18 years & above.



11 Oct
7:30 pm

Old World Theatre Festival 2016

Doll’s House

(English/90mins with a 15mins interval)

Director. Pushan Kripalani
Prod. Ila Arun
Cast. Ira Dubey Joy Sengupta, Pushan Kripalani.
The play traces the awakening of Nora Helmer from her previously unexamined life of domestic, wifely comfort. Having been ruled her whole life by either her father, or her husband Torvald, Nora finally comes to question the foundation of everything she has believed in once her marriage is put to the test. Ibsen’s writing is timeless, as he deals with examining the human condition. His plays works in any context, in any country. So the play is set in no particular place with nothing that gives away any information about time and location. The piece is staged with an absence of colour or context bringing human beings locked in battle with themselves and each other into sharp relief, leaving deliberate spaces; allowing the people watching- to colour it all in with their own experiences.

Tickets at Rs.750 & 600 available at the venue.
Suitable for 18 years & above.



12 Oct
7:30 pm

Old World Theatre Festival 2016

Agnes Of God

(English/90mins)

Writer. John Pielmeier
Dir. Kaizad Kotwal
Prod. Poor-Box Productions
Cast. Ananhita Uberoi, Avanti Nagral, Mahabanoo Mody - Kotwal.
Agnes of God tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the child was the result of an immaculate conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation. The title is a pun on the Latin phrase Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). The play revolves around Dr. Martha Livingstone, the psychiatrist; the Mother Superior and Agnes, the novice. Dr. Livingstone covers the full gamut of emotion during the play, from nurturer to antagonist, from hard-nosed court psychiatrist and atheist to faith-searching healer. The Mother Superior must expound the possibilities of miracles while recognizing the realities of today's world. Agnes is a beautiful but tormented soul whose abusive upbringing has affected her ability to think rationally. Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of Agnes, accused of murdering her newborn. The Mother Superior determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further as to the culpability of the senior nun. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.



16 Oct
16 Oct
4:00 pm
7:30 pm

Old World Theatre Festival 2016

Ladies Sangeet

(Hindi/English/130mins with interval)

 

Writer & Director. Purva Naresh
Prod. Aarambh Mumbai
Cast. Lovleen Mishra, Joy Sengupta, Gopal Datt, Nivedita Bhargava, Nidhi Singh, Sidhdhartha Kumar, Sarika Singh, Monica Gupta, Trisha Kale, Krutti Saxena & Niranjan Iyengar.
Ladies Sangeet explores a debate on gender stereotyping, through the hilarious situations arising at a house that is preparing for a sangeet ceremony for Radha’s wedding. In a corner of the house, Radha is locked in an intense debate with her mother, from her trousseau to her impending wifely duties and of course, marital sex. As the play progresses, we realise that Radha’s mother, Megha is undergoing a separation from her husband because of his rumoured affair with another woman, but she has to put up a smiling face for the sake of a smooth wedding. Adding to the pandemonium, Radha’s grandmother and her sister are locked in a battle regarding the choice of wedding music. As Megha breaks her long standing silence with her husband, the plot takes an unexpected twist!

Tickets at Rs.1000, 750 & 500 available at the venue.
Suitable for 18 years & above.



  • Barff - 08 Oct
  • The Ramayana - 09 Oct
  • Doll’s House - 11 Oct
  • Agnes Of God - 12 Oct
  • Ladies Sangeet - 16 Oct