The week-long National Theatre Festival beginning this week will bring names like Naseeruddin Shah, Saurabh Shukla and Sharman Joshi on stage with their latest productions.
Naseeruddin Shah and Saurabh Shukla
Organised by Minerva Theatre and Minerva Natyasanskriti Charchakendra, the festival will be kicked off this Thursday with 'Choumatha' of young Bengali theatre director Anirban Bhattacharya.
Festival chairman and state tourism minister Bratya Basu will present his production 'Mumbai Nights' on Sunday.
The closing day on December 2 will have veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah presenting his satirical play 'Gadh-ha Aur Gadd-ha' (Donkey and hole) based on Urdu writer Krishan Chander's works.
Saurabh Shukla, on the other hand, will perform in the play '2 to Tango 3 to Jive' about mid-life crisis in the life of a married man.
Sharman Joshi will treat audiences with the laugh riot 'Raju Raja Ram Aur Main'.
Funded by the state government, the festival will be held at Minerva Theatre and Rabindra Sadan.