MetroPlus Theatre Fest: Tahatto will present 'Romeo and Juliet - No Strings Attached' in Coimbatore and Chennai on August 10 & August 18 respectively
There would probably be very few people who haven’t heard of the famous ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare. This play starts with a puppet theatre and four actors playing puppets break off their strings and perform their own version.
Although this play includes pop-culture references, Bollywood and inherent Indian sensibilities and idiosyncrasies, the essence of the original is kept intact.
Directed by: Prashanth Nair
Playwright: Prashanth Nair
The play ‘Romeo and Juliet - No Strings Attached’ is an Indian take on the original by the same name by William Shakespeare.
Language: English (peppered with Hindi and Tamil)
Date: August 10 (Coimbatore) and August 18 (Chennai)
Duration: 100 minutes
Time: 7.30 p.m. onwards
Coimbatore - P.S.G. College of Arts and Science
Chennai - Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall
Age: 10 and above
About the group:
The unconventional bunch of people at Bangalore-based Tahatto, are dedicated to learning, practicing and presenting plays that are quirky, topical and entertaining. Firmly rooted in the belief that theatre is as much the property of the viewer as it is of the practitioner, Tahatto has no illusions of what they are, and how hard they need to work to be where they want to be. And the fun that comes along, is a bonus.
When in doubt, always end with a quote from Shakespeare… “and to thine own self be true.”
Price: Rs. 400, Rs. 250 & Rs. 100. Season passes at Rs. 1,000 & Rs. 500 (Coimbatore)
Rs. 600, Rs. 350 & Rs. 200. Season passes at Rs. 3,000 & Rs. 1,750 (Chennai)
Buy tickets for Coimbatore show here.
Buy tickets for Chennai show here.
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