Theatre
03 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

The Fabulous Adventures Of The Big Bad Wolf And The Red Riding Hood

(35mins/Non Verbal)

Dir. Salma Mohseni Ardehali, Sina Yeilagh Beigi
Prod. Safety Pin Theatre
Country. Iran.
The Fabulous Adventures of Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood is an object theatre with less word for children. The purpose is to be tell to the children that they can perform a show with their own toys. It's somewhat interactive and encourage children to participate in the show. The base story is the ordinary story of Little Red Riding Hood but it changes during the show as she loses her way in the forest of Fairytales (featuring Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel etc!) and it is the Big Bad Wolf who helps her to find her way to her Grandma's house. Little Red Riding Hood, who lives in a cottage in a tiny village by the edge of a great forest with her mother, wants to go to the center of the forest to bring food to her very old grandmother. The forest is full of wild animals and she should keep the forest paths to be safe. There is a hungry big bad wolf in this forest who is looking for something to eat... What will happen to Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf?

Tickets at Rs. 350 available at the venue.
Suitable for all age groups.



04 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Small Fables

(45mins/Non Verbal)

Dir. & Prod. Finger and Thumb Theatre
Country. UK.
Fables are little stories in which animals, forces of nature and inanimate objects encounter each other in a humanised way to explore some foible of human nature or highlight a moral lesson. Inspired by these little encounters and the great fables of Aesop and La Fontaine, “Small Fables” is a magical performance focusing on small encounters between many hand shadow animals. Traditional routines combine with intriguing light-play to create a beautiful and hilarious world where beautiful and hilarious things happen – a camel runs too fast (much to the consternation of his rider!); crabs, fish and sea-snails scamper, swim and slide in a jam-jar sea with mirror-ball bubbles; a rabbit eats finger grass and is interrupted as he sings his song; a shadow dog sticks his tongue in the puppeteer’s ear; two swans meet and transform into a love-heart; a bear dances the blues while a boy who cries wolf once too often gets his comeuppance – and all of this made with just two hands!

Tickets at Rs. 350 available at the venue.
Suitable for all age groups.



05 Feb
8:00 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

The Paper Play

(60mins/Musical)

Dir. Sun, Chen-Chieh (Jack)
Prod. Puppet Beings Theatre
Country. Taiwan.
Children are afraid of this old man in the park because mom said that do not talk to strangers. One day, a little boy kicks a ball to the old man. At the same time, a puppy shows up which does not afraid of the old man. Small paper windmill looks at other big ones full of colors swirling slowly but elegantly. Little paper windmill really envies them and hope that he can grow up and can swirl just as elegantly as the rest. The play is all paper! Through imagination, paper changes into more than fifty different types of character. Add your company and it’s a huge adventure full of laughter and non-stop.

Tickets at Rs. 350 available at the venue.
Suitable for all age groups.



06 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Etc….

(45mins/Non Verbal)

Dir. Jose Gil and Sofia Olivenca Vinagre
Prod. S.A.Marionetas, Teatro & Bonecos
Country. Portugal.
These are short stories about a place where its inhabitants live the most varied adventures. The innocence of their actions results in humorous moments experienced by the carved sponge characters. Sound and movements replace words, the puppets bewitch us with their simplicity, transporting us to a magical and captivating world and etc… etc…. etc…..

Tickets at Rs. 350 available at the venue.
Suitable for all age groups.



07 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Prem Saarang

(40mins/Hindi-Musical)

Created & Dir. Puran Bhat
Prod. Aakaar Puppet
Country. India.
Fairies from the Land of the Moon used to descend on Earth in the form of peacocks to play and dance. One day one fairy fell into the Magic Lake and a Prince rescued her. They soon fell in love with each other. The Minister's daughter too was secretively in love with the Prince. Using his magical powers the Minister captures the Fairy and imprisons her in an old fortress. The Prince fights with the Minister, rescues the Fairy and they get lost in love. Another Fairy in the form of a peacock takes the Prince's love away and he could not do anything about it. The Minister using his Magic turns the Prince old and disappointed. Just then the Goddess of the Lake comes out of the water, helps the Prince and sees that he reaches the Land of the Moon, where his Fairy-Lover lived. But in the Land of the Moon all the fairies looked alike and the Prince could not recognise his Fairy. He then sang the song that he used to sing in his youth for his Fairy. The Fairy starts crying and comes running to hug her Prince. Seeing the deep love between these two the Queen of the Land of the Moon makes the Prince young again and sends both of them back to Earth. On Earth the evil Minister was waiting to kill the Fairy. Seeing this the Queen of the Land of the Moon uses her magic, makes the Minister and his daughter disappear. Now the Prince and his Fairy spend the rest of their lives in happiness, together.

Tickets at Rs. 350 available at the venue.
S Suitable for all age groups.



08 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

The Lion Who Could not Write the Letter

(50mins/Eng-Hindi-Dari)

Dir. Abdulhaq Haqjoo
Prod. Parwaz Puppet Theatre
Country. Afghanistan.
Using puppetry and objects, this interactive performance is a tribute to the importance of education. There’s a big kooky lion in the forest who falls head over heels with a pretty lioness. Seeing her reading a book, he decides to impress her by writing a love letter to her. The only problem is that our hero can’t read or write. Will the other animals help him write the letter?

Tickets at Rs. 350 available at the venue.
Suitable for all age groups.



09 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Teatro Dom Roberto

(50mins/Portuguese)

Dir. Jose Gil and Sofia Olivenca Vinagre
Prod. S.A.Marionetas, Teatro & Bonecos
Country. Portugal.
This is the traditional Portuguese street puppet show. We present two small stories from the old master puppeteers. The first is The Barber; Dom Roberto is getting married and he needs to shave so he goes to the barber. After the job, he thinks it’s too expensive and don't want to pay. He gets in a fight with the barber and in the end he manages to defeat death.

Tickets at Rs. 350 available at the venue.
Suitable for all age groups.



10 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Pinocchio- The Wood Boy

(50mins/Hindi-Musical)

Created & Dir. Shameem Ansari Prod. Kuch Kuch Puppet Theatre Country. India. Pinocchio is the story of the child’s thinking, his adventures, about truth and lies, innocence and unselfishness. This is a fairytale, which is based on a puppet boy, who was mad by a wood carver named Gepetto who loved this puppet dearly, each night before he goes to bed, he wish that Pinocchio become’s a real life boy. A blue fairy arrives and breathes life in to the puppet, there by bringing to life a wooden doll. Gepetto sends Pinocchio to school but Pinocchio wants to be a real boy not a wooden doll that is alive and then many adventures starts in Pinocchio’s life.

Tickets at Rs. 350 available at the venue. Suitable for all age groups.



11 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

The Adventure of Puppets

(60mins/Musical)

Dir. Sun, Chen-Chieh (Jack)
Prod. Puppet Beings Theatre
Country. Taiwan.
All begins in a carpenter's tiny workshop. Two competitive carpenters have just finished their new works, a puppet and a puppy. These two new objects start to play around curiously. Unexpectedly, they find a treasure map and decide to set off for the treasure hunt. On the way walking, riding horses, taking boats and driving the flying ship, they encounter monsters and tornados! After conquering so many difficulties, at the end, they arrive at the treasure island. Can they really find out the treasure? Welcome to join their treasure hunt!

Tickets at Rs. 350 available at the venue.
Suitable for all age groups.



12 Feb
7:30 pm

Theatre

Mudra Rakshas

(Hindustani/120mins)

Dirs. MS Sathyu & KK Kohli
Prod. Impresario Asia.
A Sanskrit Classic by Vishakhdatta. Translated by Begum Qudsia Zaidi, with lyrics by Habib Tanveer and Niaz Haider. The play narrates the story of Chanakya's selfless service to the State and how, after installing Chandergupta as King, he wins over, through a web of spies and political intrigue, his biggest opponent- the powerful, wise and loyal Prime Minister Rakshas of the deposed king of the Nandas. A lesson in Statecraft, for today's short sighted practitioners, of the art of politics.

Tickets at Rs.400, Rs.300 & Rs.200 available at the venue.
Suitable for 14 years & above.



13 Feb
7:30 pm

Stand Up Comedy | Gurgaons Funniest Day of the month

Stand up For Gurgaon

(60mins)

Comedians Manas Tayal and funny man Sumit Anand come together to stand up for Gurgaon and make you ROFL, LOL and LMAO.

Tickets at Rs. 350 available at the venue.
Suitable for 18 years & above.



22 Feb
3:30 pm

Theatre

Fitrati Chor

(75mins/Hindi)

Dir. Deep Kumar
Prod. Renaisstance Theatre Society.
The play charts the tumultuous life of a petty thief. He makes four vows to his Guru, which he would never eat in a gold plate, never lead a procession that is in his honor, never become a king and never marry a princess, thinking all of them are far out possibilities for him. Later, his guru adds a fifth one - never to tell a lie and sets him of on his life's journey.

Tickets at Rs. 350 & 250 available at the venue. Suitable for 10 years & above







22 Feb
6:30 pm

Theatre

End Game

(60mins/Eng)

Dir. Rupesh Bhimta
Prod. Renaisstance Theatre Society
Written by. Samuel Beckett.
Endgame set in the time of the Second World War, the story depicts the daily routine of Hamm and Clov. Hamm is the ‘king’ of this game called life that just like in Chess is in command, yet on his own, he is very vulnerable and helpless. Clov, his knight-servant does only what is told to him. They despise each other and yet due to the inter-dependence never leave each other. Negg and Nell are Hamm’s parents who are just nothing more than mere pawns to him.



10 minutes interval



A Woman Alone

(60mins/Hinglish)

Dir. Mohit Tripathi
Prod. Renaisstance Theatre Society
Dario Fo's Monologue performed by Shilpa Shukla. A housewife driven to extreme measures by an abusive husband, a younger lover, a perverted brother-in-law, a peeping tom AND a crying baby! in the intriguing black comedy "A Woman Alone."

Tickets at Rs. 350 & 250 available at the venue.
Suitable for 18 years & above




23 Feb
6:30 pm

Theatre

Waiting for Godot

(Hindi/105mins)

Dir. Mohit Tripathi
Prod. Renaisstance Theatre Society.
Two men, Vladimir and Estragon, meet near a tree. They converse on various topics and reveal that they are waiting there for a man named Godot. While they wait, two other men enter. Pozzo is on his way to the market to sell his slave, Lucky. He pauses for a while to converse with Vladimir and Estragon. Lucky entertains them by dancing and thinking, and Pozzo and Lucky leave. After Pozzo and Lucky leave, a boy enters and tells Vladimir that he is a messenger from Godot. He tells Vladimir that Godot will not be coming tonight, but that he will surely come tomorrow. Vladimir asks him some questions about Godot and the boy departs. After his departure, Vladimir and Estragon decide to leave, but they do not move as the curtain falls. The next night, Vladimir and Estragon again meet near the tree to wait for Godot. Lucky and Pozzo enter again, but this time Pozzo is blind and Lucky is dumb. Pozzo does not remember meeting the two men the night before. They leave and Vladimir and Estragon continue to wait. Shortly after, the boy enters and once again tells Vladimir that Godot will not be coming. He insists that he did not speak to Vladimir yesterday. After he leaves, Estragon and Vladimir decide to leave, but again they do not move as the curtain falls, ending the play.

Ticket at Rs. 350 & 250 available at the venue.
Suitable for 18 years & above.



27 Feb
7:30 pm

Stand Up Comedy

Ghanta Awards- Nomination Special

(Eng/90mins)

Comedians. Sorabh Pant, Sapan Verma, Sahil Shah and Kunal Rao
Prod. INvision Entertainment.
The Ghanta Awards 2014 at Epicentre! Standup Comedy by East India Comedy. Six of India’s best comedians rip into the worst of Bollywood. And say goodbye to their non-existent film careers! The Ghantas are the one award nobody in Bollywood wants: an award show for the worst of Bollywood with standup, sketches and poorly sung songs featuring East India Comedy’s Sorabh Pant, Kunal Rao, Sahil Shah and Sapan Verma. Awarding The Worst Film, Worst Actor and much, much less!

Tickets at Rs. 600 & 400 available at the venue.
Suitable for 18 years & above.



28 Feb
7:00 pm
9:00 pm

Stand Up Comedy

The Boys Are Back in Town

(Hinglish/75mins)

 

Comedians. Jeeveshu Ahluwalia, Apurv Gupta, Abijit Ganguly. Curated by Papa CJ.
Tickets at Rs. 800/- available at Insider.in.
Suitable for 18 years & above.


  • The Fabulous Adventures Of The Big Bad Wolf And The Red Riding Hood - 03 February
  • Small Fables - 04 February
  • The Paper Play - 05 February
  • Etc…. - 06 February
  • Prem Saarang - 07 February
  • The Lion Who Could not Write the Letter - 08 February
  • Teatro Dom Roberto - 09 February
  • Pinocchio- The Wood Boy - 10 February
  • The Adventure of Puppets - 11 February
  • Mudra Rakshas - 12 February
  • Stand up For Gurgaon - 13 February
  • Fitrati Chor - 22 February
  • End Game - 22 February
  • Waiting for Godot - 23 February
  • Ghanta Awards- Nomination Special - 27 February
  • The Boys Are Back in Town - 28 February