Mumbai's Prithvi Theatre goes to Dubai
The dream of Prithviraj Kapoor will take a new flight, or a first international flight for that matter, as team Prithvi heads to Dubai for a festival, starting April 27, to showcase some of the highlights from theatre performed by the group.
Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah. Pic/Satej Shinde
In nearly four decades of its existence, the group, owned and run by the Prithviraj Kapoor Memorial Trust & Research Foundation, has performed in different cities across India with over 600 shows a year, becoming a centre for theatre in the country.
And this opportunity to take their endeavour overseas has Prithvi trustee Kunal Kapoor thrilled.
“Raging Tiger approached me with the idea of holding a Prithvi Festival in Dubai and showcasing some of our plays for the Dubai audience. I was naturally thrilled as it is an opportunity to expose a larger audience to our theatre grown out of Mumbai,” he said. He also informed that this is going to be an annual event.
The five-day festival will include performances and stage talks by Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Vinay Pathak, Sonali Kulkarni and Rajit Kapoor.