MPTF 2014 Theatre

A three-day theatre treat

The three plays to be staged at the MetroPlus theatre fest  

The monsoon might play hard to please, but come August, the Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest always arrives on schedule. The much-awaited event in its seventh edition in Hyderabad, has a repertoire that’s eclectic and truly entertaining. The three-day theatre bash will feature two productions from Mumbai and for the first time ever, one from Hyderabad. The Company Theatre opens their most innovative ‘play within a play’ Noises Off on August 22, another Mumbai-based group Cartel will stage It’s not waht you Tihnk on August 23.

The Dramatic Circle, Hyderabad, makes its debut with Return of the Dirty Old Men as a finale to the fest.



August 22: Noises Off (The Company Theatre, Mumbai)

August 23: It’s not Waht you Tihnk (Cartel, Mumbai)

August 24: Return of the Dirty Old Men (Dramatic Circle, Hyderabad)



Twenty-year-old The Theatre Company gives an intense, yet entertaining insight into the goings-on behind a theatre production through the play Noises Off.

Second in the line-up, It’s Not Waht You Tihnk! by Cartel is a delightful depiction of six independent stories, with three actors bringing alive 17 characters.

The Italian form of masked theatre — Commedia dellArte, is being adapted by Cartel for this production.

The theatre troika of Hyderabad — Shankar Melkote, B.S. Prakash and Vijay Marur will stage Return of the Dirty Old Men, the Dramatic Circle, Hyderabad production. The play promises complete rib-tickling fare.

Tickets

Tickets are priced at Rs.300, Rs.200 and Rs.100. Seasons at Rs.750 & Rs.500

Tickets for the show would be available at The Hindu Office - Begumpet from August 8, 2014 onwards.

Helpline number: +91 9885450022 / +91 9840236367

>Tickets for all shows can be purchased online here

Sponsors

Title: Bose

Associate Sponsors: IBACO and NIPPON PAINT

Event Manager: Live From Evam

All the plays will be staged at Ravindra Bharati from 7.30p.m. onwards

Citizen Reviews

The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest invites citizen reviews from the audience. The best review each day will win a meal for two at The Marriott. A selection of reviews will be published in MetroPlus.

The reviews can be emailed to hydmetro@gmail.com Please mention your full name, address and telephone number.

>See the full MPTF 2014 schedule here

Log on to >www.thehindu.com/theatrefest

Twitter: >@TheHinduTheatre

Facebook: >MetroPlus Theatre Fest 2014

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