Brahma Gana Sabha’s (Ph: 94444 44767) 18th annual drama festival (Nalli’s Aadi Naataka Vizha) will be celebrated from July 26 – August 2, 6.45 p.m., (the inauguration on July 26 will take place at 6.30 p.m.), at Dakshinamurthy Hall, P.S. High School, R.K. Mutt Rd., Mylapore. Kathadi Ramamurthy’s ‘Ninaichudhu Onnu’ will be the first play.

Chennai Drama House, a new troupe formed by a group of young, enthusiastic IT professionals, chartered accountants and students of Vivekananda College, will stage their maiden venture, ‘Kandapadi Kandupidi,’ on July 27. Augusto’s ‘Ranganathan Photo Studio’ to be enacted on July 28, is the latest in the same genre. Karur Rangarajan’s‘Maanbumigu Nandivarman,’ a political satire, can be watched on July 29. Venkat deals with the manner in which modern day marriages are conducted, in his ‘Sponsored Kalyanam’ that has ‘Adadae’ Manohar in the main role. Catch the play on July 30.

T.V.Varadharajen’s new play, ‘Re(a)el Estate,’ a full length comedy, will be staged at Brahma Gana Sabha’s drama fest on July 31.

Railpriya’s ‘Oru Saadha Dhadha Aagiran,’ is on August 1.

Written by Ananthu, the rib-tickler is already making waves in Chennai’s theatre circuit.

Delhi Kumar, a name to reckon with in today’s television scene, presents his play, ‘Tharaasu Sirikkiradhu,’ on August 2.

Produced and directed by ‘Delhi’ Kumar, the play also features other film and TV artists including Sulakshana and Brinda Das.