In a couple of weeks from now, the iconic Prithvi Theatre will shut down for a month, for a much-needed renovation. Before you are robbed of your daily dose of theatre make sure you catch these three plays to keep you going all through November
Motley's Kambakhat Bilkul Aurat On: October 23, 6 pm and 9 pm First off, let us rid you of the confusion -- this is not a new play, just a new name for Ismat Aapa Ke Naam Part 2. Also, it doesn't matter whether you've already seen this production, Ismat Aapa deserves a repeat audience. Actors Seema Pahwa, Manoj Pahwa and Lovleen Mishra bring the author's beautiful Urdu writing to life on stage with a little help from music composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and vocals by Rekha Bhardwaj.
T Pot Production's Chaar Small On: October 18, 9 pm and October 19, 6 pm and 9 pm Watch four cutting-chai style plays inspired by life in the city and beyond. The short pieces -- Do Deewaney Is Sheher Mein, Dadu Tiwari, Laash-ting Impressions and Ghar Ghar -- have been written by Purva Naresh, Sanjay Dadhich and Trishla Patel, all promising young theatrewallas who have proved their mettle with the big guns of theatre.
Ansh's Joke On: October 29 and 30, 6 pm and 9 pm After all the Diwali festivities are done with, take time out to ponder whether the world would be a better place without gods. Actor-writer-director Makrand Deshpande's contention is that fairies would do a much better job if they were in-charge. At least we wouldn't have to grapple with religious extremism in a world where everyone looked up to fairies.