The fourth edition of Samahaara Hyderabad Theatre Festival will begin this weekend at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Auditorium, Basheerbagh. The fest will feature five plays.

The schedule is as follows:

* Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit (English) by St. Francis Degree College for Women; directed by Khansa Khatoon and Syeda Malliha Fatima.

Date: December 8; 7.30 p.m.

* Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs (English) by Nishumbita group; directed by Ram Mohan Holagundi.

Date: December 9; 7.30 p.m.

* Michael Frayn’s Noises Off (English) by St. Francis Degree College for Women; directed by Maryam Sultana.

Date: December 14; 7.30 p.m.

* Rahul Varma’s Bhopal (English & Hindi) by Dramanon; directed by Rama Krishna Shenoy. Date: December 15; 7.30 p.m.

* Swadesh Deepak’s Court Martial (Hindi & English) by Samahaara; directed by Nagaraju Pejjai

Date: December 16; 7.30 p.m.

Entry by tickets priced at Rs.500, 250 and 100. Tickets available at Landmark (Banjara Hills and Begumpet) or online booking at www.bookmyshow.com and www.indianstage.com. Contact: 9885288982 or www.samahaara.org