Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Shows in Summer 2014 in Mumbai

Gillo Theatre Repertory will stage the following plays from April to June 2014 in Mumbai.

Here are some details about the plays:

‘A poignant tale of a father’s love for his daughter’
Language: Urdu
2hr 10min (with interval)
Suggested age: 8 years and above
Adapted from Naiyer Masud’s Urdu story ‘Taoos Chaman Ki Myna’ published by Katha Books
Adaptation and Direction Atul Tiwari
Lyrics Nazeer Akbarabadi, Atul Tiwari
Music Amod Bhatt
Production Design M S Sathyu
Choreography Pooja Pant
Cast: Vighnesh Sinkar, Manoj Kumar Karki, Vianca Varma, Afsana Ahmed, Sharvari Deshpande and others

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?
Taoos... premiered in May 2013 and has since been staged in Mumbai, Pune, Bhopal, Delhi, Lucknow and Kanpur, including two shows at the NSD’s prestigious Bharat Rang Mahotsav.

Two short plays for the very young
Language: English
1 hr 45 min (with interval)
Suggested age: 4 years and above
Based on a story by Anushka Ravishankar
Directed by Shaili Sathyu
Sound designed by Hetal Varia
Production designed by Tanya Mahajan, Shaili Sathyu
Cast: Shreyans Iyer, Prasad Dagare, Sahil Gangurde, Ghanshyam Tiwari, Hetal Varia, Vighnesh Sinkar, Amit Bhargava, Afsana Ahmed
A crocodile appears in the centre of town – no one’s sure how it’s got there but it needs to be caught and returned to the river. Easier said than done, as various high profile people of the town find out. The crocodile outsmarts almost everyone who tries to catch him, but he sure was not ready for little Meena.
This is a stage version of a relatively simple story, originally written by Anushka Ravishankar in fun, quirky verse.
Based on a story by Anitha Balachandran
Directed by Shaili Sathyu
Music by Sharvari Deshpande and Vighnesh Sinkar
Cast: Manoj Karki, Sahil Gangurde, Sharvari Deshpande / Nishna Mehta, Devina Medda / Ishita Dave
Musicians: Vighnesh Sinkar and Prasad Dagare
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’.

A stage adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Shey
Language: English-Hindi-Bengali
1 hr 20 min (no interval)
Suggested age: All above 12 years
Original bengali text Rabindranath Tagore
English translation Aparna Chaudhari
Adaptation & direction Shaili Sathyu
Choreography Hamsa Moily
Music Mithila Lad & Anagh Banerjee
Production design Abir Patwardhan
Light design Sananda Mukhopadhyay
Cast: Sharvari Deshpande, Vighnesh Sinkar, Hetal Varia, Ghanshyam Tiwari, Prasad Dagare, Sahil Gangurde, Devina Medda, Amit Bhargava.
She-He-Shey is a stage adaptation of Tagore’s book ‘Shey’ (Se), a collection of stories of extraordinary adventures, created for his nine-year old granddaughter Nandini. To keep the tales spinning he employs ‘Shey’, a person constituted entirely of words and rather talented at concocting tales. This stage adaptation is a free flowing response to the stories in the book Shey, set in a collage along with poems and paintings by Tagore.
This play was commissioned by Happenings Kolkata for the Rabindra Utsav 2013 and has also been performed in Santiniketan and Mumbai.

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