THE HINDU THEATRE FEST 2019
DATE CITY NAME OF THE PLAY VENUE
16 - Aug Chennai Dekh Behen (Akvarious Production) Museum Theatre, Egmore
17 - Aug Guilt (Dramanon)
18 - Aug Hello Farmaaish (Dur Se Brothers)
24 - Aug Bhagi Hui Ladkiyan (Aagaaz Theatre Trust ) Goethe Institut, Rutland Gate
25 - Aug Bhagi Hui Ladkiyan (Aagaaz Theatre Trust )
27 - Aug Manto...Ismat Haazir Hain (Motley) Music Academy, Royapettah
28 - Aug Chandala, impure (Indiaostrum Theatre)
29 - Aug Gauhar (The Primetime Theatre Company)
30 - Aug Dvija (Theatre Nisha) Alliance Francaise, Nungambakkam
31 - Aug Black Hole (Jyoti Dogra)
01 - Sep Every Brilliant Thing (QTP)
16 - Aug Coimbatore Dance Like A Man (The Primetime Theatre Company) Corporation Kalaiarangam
17 - Aug Laila & Jamal (The Madras Players)
18 - Aug Love Letters (Rage Productions)
23 - Aug Hyderabad Manto...Ismat Haazir Hain (Motley) Ravindra Bharathi
24 - Aug Dekh Behen (Akvarious Productions)
25 - Aug Hello Farmaaish (Dur Se Brothers)
Gauhar recounts the fascinating story of one of the classical superstars of her time. A fiery, feisty, independent-minded woman of her generation, who was the first to break tradition and sing Indian classical music on a wax record. The play lays bare her life with all its myths and legends, and has live singing.
This production centers around the word ‘obscene’. Two short stories - BU (Odour) by Saadat Hasan Manto and Lihaal (The Quilt) by Ismat Chughtai, for which both the writers were in the mid-1940’s accused of obscenity and put on in the Lahore High Court - will be presented along with Ismat Apa’s hilarious account of the trial called “in the name of those married women” and another celebrated Manto story, The dog of Titwal.
The stories emphasize how gender and sexuality plays out in the lives of the four actors. These stories that begin on a random day, are first-hand retellings of day-to-day life in Nizamuddin Basti. The spectator is invited to enter the performer's world. The stories emphasize how gender and sexuality plays out in the lives of the four actors. Conversations about family, trust, consent, personal space and gender dynamics begin to surface. The performance attempts to highlight the contrast between the confining yet comfortable quality of the home space, and the liberating aspects of the outside world.
Dekh Behen is a funny, irreverent, and a touching celebration of women's spirit. A big fat Delhi wedding is underway. Merely hours before they need to put up their rehearsed item number, five bridesmaids catch up, gossip, eat, drink, and bitch about their identical outfits. But that's not the only thing they have in common. They all dislike the bride. Akvarious Productions present a fully female cast and crew in a bittersweet comedy about daughters, girlfriends, mothers, sisters, wives, and getting through one bloody shaadi ka function.
Black Hole moves between real and  mundane,  the scientific, and the dream-like Amongst cosmological objects, black holes - regions in space, time where the gravitational force is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape - have a special place, evoking a sense of mystery and awe for physicists and ordinary people alike. A woman, a single white sheet and the cosmos - these are the three elements that comprise this work.
An uplifting play about love, life, family, mental health and a list of all the wonderful things in the world! He is seven years old. Mum’s in hospital. She finds it hard to be happy. He makes a list to cheer her up. 1. Ice cream 2. Pillow fights 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being taken to a movie 4. The colour yellow 5. Gully Cricket  What would you put on your list? 
Dvija is the narrative of one of the greatest warriors of the Bharatha war – Drona. Dvija is the narrative of one of the greatest warriors of the Bharatha war – Drona. A man born to educate, also finds the need to fight. What starts as a fight for survival ends for him on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, losing everything he holds dear. The play illustrates the conflict of choice each one of us faces in the battle for survival, the choice of selecting the right action.
Explore the caste system from the point of view of the contemporary Indian youth In a beautiful India where our play takes place lives a very old demon. Sitting on his sacred throne, he feeds only on hate. He divides the world into four Varnas - at the height of purity, are the Brahmins; below them, the Kshatriyas, the warriors, then the Vaisyas, the merchants and, finally the Sudras, the servants. There should be a fifth category that needs to be added - those who are totally impure to touch, the Chandalas.”