The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest 2013 will begin at JTPac here on Friday.

This year’s edition of the festival will be launched on August 2 with ‘How to Skin a Giraffe’. Devised by Perch, Chennai, and Rafiki, Bangalore, this play has been inspired by ‘Leonce and Lena’ by German playwright Georg Büchner. Directed by Rajiv Krishnan, the play is about two dynasties. It is about a son, a daughter, a marriage of convenience, an escape, a chance encounter. And also on how to skin a giraffe!

Next up on August 3 is ‘Bollywood KEE-MAA’ by Evam, Bangalore, is a spoof on ‘Bollywood and every other Wood.’ It is a celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema, albeit with a huge pinch of masala. Directed by Gavin Robertson, the play is in English and Hindi.

The curtains come down on August 4 with ‘Some Times’ by Akvarious, Mumbai and directed by Adhaar Khurana.

The plays will be staged at the JTPac, Choice School Campus, Tripunithura. All shows start at 7.30 p.m.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 300, Rs. 200 and Rs. 100. Season tickets are available at Rs. 750 and Rs. 500. All tickets may be purchased online at theatrefest, and

Tickets are also available at The Hindu Office - Vyttila , DC Books - Nucleus Mall , DC Books - Kurian Towers, and DC Penguin - Bay Pride Mall.

Helpline numbers are 9198406 12333 and 9198402 36367.

While the title sponsor of the Theatre Fest 2013 is Bose, the hospitality sponsor is Beaumonde The Fern. While Live from Evam is the event manager, LuLu is the mall partner.

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