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.

Tahatto

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

Venue:

Coimbatore - P.S.G. College of Arts and Science

Chennai - Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall

For the detailed schedule of MPTF 2013 in all five cities, click here.

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.

Director's quote:

When in doubt, always end with a quote from Shakespeare… “and to thine own self be true.”

Cast

Rijul Ray

Kalyani Nair

Christopher Avinash

Shashank Purushotham

Anshul Pathak

Credits

Vikram Sridhar

Lakshmi Menon

Piyush Agarwal

Badarivishal Kinhal

Spoorthi Kinhal

Tickets:

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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