The eighth edition of The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest begins on August 10. The line-up for seven days includes national and international theatre, besides a day dedicated to four local groups
The Snow Queen
(directed by Rosamunde Hutt. In association with British Council)
Based on a mystical fairytale, the play is a ride through the heat, dust and colour of India.
Eight citizens of Mumbai talk of pain and joy, memories and fear and hopes and desires.
August 12 (see box)
August 16 (directed by Do-Wan IM. InkoCentre in association with Korea Foundation and Asia Now) This Korean adpatation of George Buchner's play is about a soldier driven to madness by brutal military discipline.
The Green Room
August 17 (Avijit Dutt) Shows the predicament of English-educated Indian artists in this country.
Djinns of Eidgah
August 18 (Richard Twyman) Talks about the lives and losses of the Kashmiri people through a story that spans three generations.
August 19 (Akarsh Khurana) The play travels between cosmopolitan London and war-ravaged Baghdad following three friends who are torn between two worlds.
Ganga at Rishikesh
A Temporary Matter
(The Madras Players)
The Purification Hunt
Tickets are priced at Rs. 500, Rs. 300 and Rs. 200. Student passes are available at Rs. 100. Season passes are available for Rs. 2,600 and Rs. 1,500.
Tickets for all shows can be
purchased online at
www.bookmyshow.com. You may purchase Letters of Exchange, which can be redeemed for tickets at the venue (Sir Mutha Venkatasubbarao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai) from 10 a.m. onwards from August 2 until the start of each performance. These are available at all outlets of Landmark (Apex Plaza, Nungambakkam, Ampa Mall, Citi Centre and Spencer Plaza) and The Hindu Office (Events Department), 859 & 860 Anna Salai.
98406-12333 & 99404-38669.
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Event Manager: Evam