The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest will regale Coimbatore audiences between 8-11 December. Time: 7:30 p.m. Venue: Corporation Kalaiarangam, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore.

Launched in Chennai in 2005, The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest has grown to become one of the best-known theatre festivals in the country. Over the years, the Fest has showcased theatre from various parts of India and the world. This year marks a watershed in the evolution of the festival, which travels this month to three other South Indian cities – Hyderabad, Bangalore and your own, Coimbatore.

The festival in your city features four plays, the details of which are provided in this brochure.

We open with evam’s Five Point Someone, an adaptation of the hugely popular novel by Chetan Bhagat, which narrates the story of pressures and delights of studying in an IIT campus with great humour and insight.

Next up, we have One on One by Rage Productions, a collection of sharp, funny and extremely perceptive short plays by some of Mumbai’s best-known actors and directors. The play was showcased earlier this year at The MetroPlus Theatre Fest in Chennai, where it was received very warmly.

This is followed by another Mumbai production Hamlet –The Clown Prince, an award-winning production that has delighted audiences wherever it has been staged. The curtains come down with Ms. Meena, a bold and inventive adaptation of a Swiss play, by a Chennai group.

We hope The MetroPlus Theatre Fest becomes an annual event in Coimbatore and we seek your support in making the inaugural edition a success.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 300, 200 and 100. Season passes are available for Rs. 900 & Rs. 600.

Tickets for all shows can be purchased online at www.thehindu.com/theatrefest and www.indianstage.in. Tickets for all shows are also available at KG Big Cinemas, Nilgiri's Departmental Stores (R.S. Puram & Ramanathapuram), Photo Centre (Race Course Road and Sai Baba Colony), Atmos Café (Air Force Road), The Hindu Office (LIC Road) and the Venue (Corporation Kalaiarangam).

All the shows start at 7.30 p.m. at Corporation Kalaiarangam, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore.

Title Sponsor: Bose

The Associate Sponsors of the event are

Nippon Paint

The other sponsors actively associated with the event are:

Evam - Event Manager

Schedule

December 8 - ‘Five Point Someone’ by Evam (Chennai)

December 9 - ‘One on One’ by Rage Productions (Mumbai)

December 10 - ‘Hamlet – The Clown Prince’ by Cinematograph (Mumbai)

December 11 - ‘Ms. Meena’ by Perch (Chennai)