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Bengaluru Theatre Festival on cards

Bengaluru Theatre Festival on cards

Only a theatre enthusiast knows that nothing beats the thrill of watching a play being staged live. So here you are to feel that thrill, that enthusiasm, that anxiety. Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher and Ira Dubey are all here to elate your senses. Mark your calendars for breath taking performances.

Naseer’s Einstein
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Einstein was a scientist of such stature that he could look back across almost three hundred years to Isaac Newton without having his view obstructed by those who came in between.

The five papers Einstein published at the age of twenty six contained the foundation of new theories of the greatest importance – ”blazing rockets which in the dark of the night suddenly cast a brief but powerful illumination over an immense unknown region”. Within a few years the most perceptive scientists were describing Einstein as ”the Copernicus of the twentieth century”, while magazines called him ”Charlie Chaplin with the brow of Shakespeare”!

What Gabriel Emanuel has achieved in his entertaining and thought-provoking play, is to make a line drawing of Einstein that, with great economy of means, suggests the spirit of the man. This was a very great man, an inquiring and lovable figure, plagued nonetheless with doubt, disappointment and failure, in common with the rest of mankind.
Venue: Jyoti Niwas College Auditorium: Koramangala, 1st A Cross Road, Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095, India
Time: Sat 26 Sep, 07:30 PM
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Anupam Kher’s Mera Who Matlab Nahi Tha

Premier of the Play Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha

Sometimes in life, the results of our endeavors may not match with its objectives. At such times, we can only shrug and say, ‘Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha…’ Actor Prepares Productions latest play revolves around two such people who didn’t mean to hurt each other, but eventually did.
Preetam Kumar Chopra and Hema Roy grew up together in the surroundings and the by lanes of Chandni Chowk, Delhi. They were in love with each other in their high-school days. Due to circumstances, they were separated and each thought that they were let down by the other.
They now meet in New Delhis Lodhi Gardens and pour out their hearts. What they discover is totally astonishing and in contrast with what they had been imagining about each other all their lives. As they say, assumptions and presumptions may not be true conclusions.
Do Preetam and Hema forgive each other? Can they start their lives anew? Can women ever be on the same footing as men in our patriarchal social system? Will society allow two responsible individuals the freedom to live a life of their choice?

Venue: Jyoti Niwas College Auditorium: Koramangala,1st A Cross Road, Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095, India
Time: Sun 27 Sep, 07:30 PM
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Ira Dubey’s 9 Part of Desire
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An internationally acclaimed Off-Broadway, one-woman hit play that has received multiple awards around the world, ”9 Parts of Desire” details the lives of nine Iraqi women that span the decades between the first and second Gulf Wars and the occupation.

A portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of a cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical Communist, a doctor, an exile, wives, mothers, and lovers. The play delves into the many conflicting and complex aspects of what it means to be a woman in a country overshadowed by war. A uniquely intimate and moving feminine point of view on the ramifications of violence, seen through the eyes of everyday women, making these rich monologues transcend time, space and politics.

Venue: Jyoti Niwas College Auditorium: Koramangala,1st A Cross Road, Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095, India
Time: Fri 25 Sep, 07:30 PM
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