Monday, May 6, 2013

Gillo presents 5 plays for children in Mumbai



Gillo Theatre Repertory, Mumbai
Summer 2013
5 original Indian stories as stage plays



TAOOS CHAMAN KI MYNA
Hindustani Play – 1hr 30min (with interval); Age: 8+
‘A poignant tale of a father’s love for his daughter’
Adapted from Naiyer Masud’s Urdu story ‘Taoos Chaman Ki Myna’ published by Katha Books as ‘The Myna from Peacock Garden’
Adaptation and Direction –Atul Tiwari
Music – Amod Bhat
Production Design – M S Sathyu
Choreography – Pooja Pant
About the play: Work is on in full swing at the Royal Peacock Garden to install a Wondrous Cage that will house forty talking hill mynas. Soon, the Cage and its lively, twittering occupants are entrusted to Kale Khan’s care. But he steals a myna for his little motherless daughter, who has long been asking him for one. What lies in store for Kale Khan ... and the beautiful historic city of Lucknow?
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KYUN-KYUN LADKI
Hindi Play – 1hr 10 min; Age: 5+
Inspired by Mahashweta Devi’s story Why-Why Girl published by Tulika Books
Poem Safdar Hashmi
Adaptation & Direction– Shaili Sathyu
Choreography – Hamsa Moily
Music – Mithila Lad
Design – Abir Patwardhan
About the play: How often do children ask questions and actually get answers from adults? And how often do adults enter the magical world of questions?
Kyun-Kyun Ladki is the story of Moyna and at the same time, the story of so many inquisitive children who always ask the question ‘Why?’ Performed through dance, movement and live music, the play is a celebration of this spirit.
Kyun-Kyun Ladki opened at the Prithvi Summertime in 2011 and has since been performed in Bangalore and Pune, and also at the Mumbai Literature Festival and Prithvi Festival in 2012.
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MISTER JEEJEEBHOY AND THE BIRDS
English Play - 40 mins
Age: 4+
Based on a story by Anitha Balachandran published by Young Zubaan
Directed by Shaili Sathyu
Music – Sharvari Deshpande and Vighnesh Sinkar
About the play: Two siblings, one very strange Aunt, and a flock of escaped birds... Magic and mayhem comes in unexpected shapes and sizes to one small corner of a very big city.
Each part of this spectacular story by Anitha Balachandran is brought to life in an interactive form that will delight and amaze children. Come, become a part of the ‘strangeness’.
This play was first performed as a commissioned piece for the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2013.
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HANUMAN KI RAMAYAN
Hindi Play - 40 mins; Age: 8+
Based on a story by Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik published by Tulika Books
Nautanki adaptation & music by Pt. Ram Dayal Sharma
Directed by Dr. Devendra Sharma
Musicians – Ravindra Belbansi and Janit Temkar
About the play:
Valmiki has barely put his pen down after completing his magnificent creation, the epic Ramayan, when he realises he has competition. The sage Narad tells him that there is a better Ramayan, written by Hanuman. Valmiki is devastated! And when Hanuman sees Valmiki so upset, what does he do?
The play is performed in nautanki form (saangeet) and is a part of our series of short plays for young audiences, using various theatrical forms.
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GRANNY’S SARI
Based on a story by Asha Nehemiah published by Children’s Book Trust
Adaption, music and direction by Sharvari Deshpande and John Soans
About the play: Granny’s favourite sari was a very special one. It had a picture of a forest printed on it. Granny had washed her sari and hung it on the clothesline to dry, when the wind came and blew it away. The story is about how Granny and her granddaughter Anu go searching for the sari across the village.
Performed in a musical storytelling form, it is an adaptation of Asha Nehemiah’s picture book published by Children’s Book Trust, India.




Schedule of shows
 

TUE 21 MAY
11am, 4pm, 7pm
TAOOS CHAMAN KI MYNA
at PRITHVI THEATRE, Juhu, Mumbai
A play in Hindustani / 1hr 30min / 8+ years
WED 22 MAY
11am
MISTER JEEJEEBHOY AND THE BIRDS
GRANNY’S SARI
at PRITHVI THEATRE, Juhu, Mumbai
Two short plays in English / 1hr 30min / 4+ years
WED 22 MAY
4pm & 7pm
KYUN-KYUN LADKI
at PRITHVI THEATRE, Juhu, Mumbai
A play in Hindi / 1hr 10min / 5+ years
FRI 24 MAY
6.30pm
KYUN-KYUN LADKI
at EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai
A play in Hindi / 1hr 10min / 5+ years
SAT 25 MAY
6.30pm
MISTER JEEJEEBHOY AND THE BIRDS
A short play in English / 40min / 6+ years
HANUMAN KI RAMAYAN
A short play in Hindi / 35min / 6+ years
at EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai
SUN 26 MAY
6.30pm
TAOOS CHAMAN KI MYNA
at EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai
A play in Hindustani / 1hr 30min / 8+ years
SAT 1 JUN
5pm
MISTER JEEJEEBHOY AND THE BIRDS
GRANNY’S SARI
at TEMPERANCE, Bandra, Mumbai
Two short plays in English / 1hr 30min / 4+ years
SUN 2 JUN
5pm
MISTER JEEJEEBHOY AND THE BIRDS
GRANNY’S SARI
at AIM STUDIO, Sion East, Mumbai
Two short plays in English / 1hr 30min / 4+ years
Suggested age of audience is mentioned above, but adults are also welcome!

Booking at www.bookmyshow.com
Home delivery 39895050
Box office PRITHVI 26149546 (1pm-9pm) / NCPA 22824567 (9am-7pm)  / TEMPERANCE 9833833270 (11am – 8pm) / AIM STUDIO 9820183231 (11am – 5pm)

For group booking please contact us at gillo.gilehri@gmail.com


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