Under its regional programming initiative, Sitara Studio presents...

March 16, 2017 12:06:33 PM IST
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By The Hoshruba Repertory & Stagesmith
At Sitara Studio on March 18, 6PM
Denzil Smith, Danish Husain, and Adil Manuel present a seamless evening of poetry, music, and banter. This time, they have invited the actor/performer Sheeba Chaddha to join the ensemble. Sheeba will perform her favourite English poets from the sub-continent - Arun Kolatkar, Dom Moraes, AK Ramanujan, Jeet Thayil, Arundhathi Subramaniam, et al - while Danish will showcase his favourite Urdu poets - Ghalib, Noon Meem Rashed, Faiz, Akhtarul Iman, Afzal Ahmed Syed, et al. And all through this, Adil will help clothe these words by placing some musical notes under their feet.

SHOW LENGTH 75 minutes
CAST Sheeba Chaddha, Adil Manuel, and Danish Husain

Directed by Danish Husain
At Sitara Studio on March 18, 8PM
expands the idea of storytelling. It is a multilingual storytelling platform with multiple performers - theatrical in presentation, and yet distinctively a storytelling performance. Each story is performed in two languages - one, the core language of the performance; and the other, the bridge language. Through this, the audience may experience the cadence of the original language, and access the content through the bridge language.

1. विश्वस्य प्रथमनाटकस्य कथा | The Story of the Origin of Drama
(Sanskrit text from Natya Shastra, hindi commentary by Saattvic, performed by Saattvic)
2. दुनिया के सबसे बड़े आदमी की कहानी | The Story of The Century's Greatest Man
Written by Shri Kashinath Singh, performed by Udit Parashar)
3. داستان اجلال جادو اور ع...رو عی'ار کی طلس... ہوشربا س�' | The Episode of Ijlal Jadoo & Amar Aiyyaar from Tilism-e-Hoshruba
(Traditional literature, first written by Syed Muhammad Husain Jah, performed by Danish Husain)
4. ഉ"ിയാർc, ദി േഫമിെല വാരിയർ | The Story of Unniarchha, The Female Warrior
Traditional folk text, english by Mini Nair, performed by Mini Nair)

CAST Saattvic, Udit Parashar, Mini Nair, Danish Husain

Directed by Alok Rajwade
At Sitara Studio on March 19, 4:30PM
Sindhu Sudhkar Rum Ani Itar
is a dramatic re-telling in Marathi the famous early 20th century play, Ekach Pyala. The play begins with the costume designer, Apple, accompanied by Rama and Raghu, preparing for a new period film based on Ekach Pyala. Later, a tailor and a cyclist join the preproduction stage of the film. The characters soon get engulfed in the plot, and a story of the past turns into a story of the present. The present-day characters soon confuse themselves with their historical counterparts. The drama - of in-between-spaces of the past and the present - scuttles into the crevices of time. Through the dramatic role-plays, constant game of flipping costumes, characters and mannequins in the studio, Sindhu Sudhkar Rum Ani Itar makes an insightful journey into the colourful and dark facets of society and individuals, breaking the boundaries of time and space.

PLAYWRIGHT Ashutosh Potdar
DIRECTOR Alok Rajwade
CAST Sayalee Phatak, Omkar Govardhan, Nachiket Devasthalee, Neha Shitole, Nachiket Purnapatre, Ruturaj Shinde, Dhanraj Narayankar and, Ketan Visal
PRODUCTION Natak Company, Pune

Performed by Gitanjali Kulkarni
At Sitara Studio on March 19, 7PM
The play is shrouded in mystery. The demand for secrecy comes straight from the playwright. At the third bell, the actor on stage is provided with the script in a sealed envelope. There is nothing between the actor and the audience. NO DIRECTOR, NO REHEARSAL. So be assured, you will see the finest performance, and more importantly, the only time that it will be performed.

PLAYWRIGHT Nassim Soleimanpour
PERFORMER Gitanjali Kulkarni

Poetrification on Saturday, March 18 at 6PM. Entry pass: Rs 400 per person. Tickets available on BookMyShow:
Qissebaazi on Saturday, March 18 at 8PM. Entry pass: Rs 400 per person. Tickets available on BookMyShow:
Sindhu Sudhakar Rum Ani Itar on Sunday, March 19 at 4:30PM. Entry pass: Rs 300 per person. Tickets available on BookMyShow:
White Rabbit Red Rabbit on Sunday, March 19 at 7PM. Entry pass: Rs 300 per person. Tickets available on BookMyShow:

Sitara Studio advises its patrons to be at their venue 15 minutes before the performance. Late entry may not be permitted.

Address: National Engineering Compound, Near Congress Bhavan, Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg, Off Tulsi Pipe Road, Opposite Indiabulls Finance Centre, Elphinstone West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028, India

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