Deccan Herald | Interesting acts on stage
Theatre artistes Roy Sinai, Vandana Prabhu and Swetanshu Bora will present director Arundhati Raja’s production, ‘At Home At The Zoo’, across the City as part of The Deccan Herald Theatre Festival.
The Hindu | It’s story time!
Brought to the city’s Jagriti Theatre recently by renowned Australian theatre company Belvoir, Lally dazzled a packed audience recently in the play Stories I Want to Tell You in Person. Directed by multi-award winning director Anne-Louise Sarks, the play was brought to India through the assistance of the Australia India Council and the Australian High Commission.
Deccan Herald | A hysterical comedy
With two one-act comedies — ‘A Need for Brussel Sprouts’ and ‘A Need for Less Expertize’ — the play worships its original script as the director, Bimal Desai says, “I have not modified the original script as it is very relevant to the Bengaluru audience. They can relate to it in their own lives.”
The Economic Times | The HandleBards present Shakespeare on bicycles
The sparsely-set stage is the calm before the storm. After the dimmed lights come on again, a series of rapid movements by four actors create chaos while narrating a familiar Shakespearean story. Bicycle tyres, bells, coat hangers and audience members join as props before the 90 minute joyride comes to an end.
The New Indian Express | Mad Scientist's Topi Goes on a Hilarious Soul-swapping Spree
Written and directed by playwright and retired scientist Mathura Kalauny, the comedy features an inventor as the protagonist. His latest invention – a thinking cap – becomes cause for much confusion, and amusement for viewers.
Deccan Chronicle | Bicycles power these Shakespeare Wallahs
The Handlebards are among the most unlikely theatre groups one can encounter. Since 2013, the Handlebards have clocked-up over 5000 miles with their cycle-powered brand of theatre, as they travel the world to perform Shakespeare. Their very well-received 2015 tour of Bengaluru has brought the Handlebards back for more, carrying, as they do, everything they need on the food bicycles they have between them. The troupe will perform two shows, over as many weekends in Jagriti theatre, starting this weekend.
Bangalore Mirror | Wrongful Death Foretold
It was in October 2014 that 26-year-old Rayhaneh Jabbari, an Iranian woman, was executed for trying to defend herself against her alleged rapist, after spending seven years in prison, experiencing third degree torture. Jabbari's account of those years of her life will be recreated on stage by seven different women in a play titled 07/07/07.
Bangalore Mirror | Obsessing Over Nothing
Your maid takes off one day, and you moan and groan about the chores to be done. But what if your help was also a nosy, controlling personality who thinks it's his duty to make everything 'wrong' in your life right? He decides everything from where the furniture should be placed to who your soulmate should be. Now, that 'day off' doesn't sound so bad, does it?
The New Indian Express | Jagriti Fest Promises Good Old Drama
A collection of four stories, including one on the Biblical version of creation, The Worker’s Bible is inspired by Italian folklore. It sees Roy Sinai, Anitha Santhanam, Jimmy Xavier and Bhavana Rajendran in the roles of God, Adam, Eve, pigs, dung beetle and more.
Citizen Matters | All the world’s a stage, but here are some must-visit theatres in Bengaluru!
Plays in Bengaluru are a great attraction. With so many talented actors, directors and playwrights calling Bengaluru their home, it is but natural that many folks residing in the city are drawn to theatre. Though plays are performed at many venues in the city, there are a few places that can be counted on to watch the best of drama in Bengaluru. Some of these even have a show on every day!