We give you a gist of the exciting line-up of plays that are set to be a part of the much-awaited theatre festival in town.

12 Angry Jurors

(Source: http://www.thehindu.com/theatre-fest/)

Reginald Rose’s 12 Angry Jurors begins with an 18-year-old boy, from a slum, who is on trial for the murder of his abusive father. A jury of twelve people is locked in the deliberation room to decide the fate of the young boy.  If there is reasonable doubt, the boy is freed. If there is none, he dies. All evidence is against the boy and a guilty verdict would send him to his death. But the judgement must be unanimous. Beautifully written, blindingly perceptive and deceptively subtle, the play forces you to remember that, at the end of the day, you are a human being.

Date and time: August 11, 7.30 pm

Venue: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road


(Source: http://www.thehindu.com/theatre-fest)

Directed by Sunil Shanbag, the play set in 70s on a river island in Goa, has Antonio Moraes, a landlord happy in his resplendent home, tended to by caretakers. He is a champion of the Konkani language. So, when his son Rafael returns from Mumbai with his Anglo-Indian girlfriend, Loretta, Antonio demands that the girl learns Konkani to live in the island. A satire at its heart, you can expect to hear some lovely music and get life lessons. Told through six scenes, the play is in the form of Goan local theatre form.

Date and time: August 13, 7.30 pm

Venue: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road

A Friend’s Story


Set in and around a college campus in Poona (now Pune) in the 1940s, A Friend’s Story is about three students – the diffident Bapu, the carefree Mitra, and the deceptive Nama. Essentially a love triangle, it is Vijay Tendulkar’s understated ‘Greek tragedy’ about obsession, jealousy, betrayal and a search for redemption. The popular play has performed 28 shows in five cities.

Date: August 18, 7.30 pm

Venue: Museum Theatre, Egmore

No Rest in the Kingdom

(Source: http://www.thehindu.com/theatre-fest)

It is a pro-feminist performance piece bound to capture everyday realities with a hearty but biting sense of humour. Written by young, Bengaluru-based theatre practitioner Deepika Arwind, it raises a conversation about inequality. The lighthearted tone it uses to approach this important concern makes it more accessible and relatable. It is produced by the Sandbox Collective, who are well-known for their thought-provoking theatre and performance, so you know this is going to be worth the view.

Date and time: August 19, 7.30 pm

Venue: Museum Theater, Egmore

Snapshots of Fervid Sunrise

(Source: http://www.thehindu.com/theatre-fest/)

When theatre veteran Mahesh Dattani’s play comes to city, you simply go for it without giving a second thought. Snapshots of     Fervid Sunrise looks at Khudiram Bose and Thillayaadi Velliamai as teenagers who have never met but were both connected by a common passion: a love for their motherland. It explores how we honor our fallen heroes and how the present and the future will create, nurture and celebrate our heroes still to come. The brave and young take on an entire establishment, shaking the very foundations of an unjust government moving beyond conventions of jingoism and parochialism.

Date and time: August 20, 7.30 pm

Venue: Museum Theatre, Egmore

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