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UPCOMING EVENTS - NOVEMBER

SACRED VOICES FROM THE WEST

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Saturday, 2nd November, 7:30 PM

Physical Theatre Performance In English 

Designed & Directed By Omkar Bhatkar 


Sacred Voices from the West is a devised theatre piece of handpicked poems about the divine reflections of Saints, martyrs and modern poets. The play is an attempt to create profound and playful renditions of Western spiritual poems and paintings of artists like Caravaggio, Rubens, and Michelangelo through this theatrical piece for the modern audience. A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Presentation 

          

INDIA - BHARAT

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Sunday, 3rd November, 7:30 PM

Reading In Hinduthani 

By Katha Kathan 


Stories from two worlds by Premchand and Manto. Life is a city and that in a village, is indeed two different worlds in India. In their latest presentation, Katha Kathan brings you the contrasts of setting, yet the similarity of human fallings, brought alive in stories written by two of India’s greatest writers. this show, India-Bharat, stories of two worlds, presents a curated set of short stories of Munshi Premchand, the master craftsman of the tales rooted in the hinyerlandand Sadat Hasan Manto, the wordsmith who weaved stories set in the mega polis Mumbai 

SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS

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Saturday 9th November, 7:30 PM 

 Play Performance In Hindi-English


A mad doctor makes a portion for time travel, but his experiment fails and reaches in the world stories. He reaches in snow white story where he is assigned to kill snow white. Now what will he do?  

A Theatrix Presentation  

MISTER JEEJEEBHOY AND THE BIRDS

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Sunday 10th November, 5:30 PM  

Play Performance And Workshop For Children (Suggested Age 5 Years To 8 Years)

Story By Anitha Balachandran

 Directed By Shaili Sathyu


 Two siblings, one very strange Aunt, and a flock of escaped birds... Magic and mayhem comes in unexpected shapes and sizes to one small corner of a very big city. Each part of this spectacular story by Anitha Balachandran will delight and amaze children. Together with the delightfully quirky text, this unique story brings to life the wonders of our city and the world seen through the eyes of these two - rather special - young children.  

A Gillo Repertory Presentation 

GLOBETROTTING WITH FOLKTALES

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Saturday 16th November, 5:30 PM 

Storytelling 

Performed By Ulka Mayur

  

Globetrotting with Folktales' is an interactive theatrical storytelling session which covers folklores from different parts of the world. While the chosen stories are fun, relevant and enriching, they also highlight cultures and traditions of the lands from where the folklores have arrived. 

A story Circus Presentation 




J. B PRIESTLEY'S AN INSPECTOR CALLS

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Sunday 17th November, 7:30 PM

 Play Performance In English

Directed By Abhyuday Tamhankar 


 The play is a classic 'drawing room theatre' piece of art written by English dramatist J.B Priestley. The play is a three-act drama which takes place on a single night, focusing on a typical bourgeois household in a comfortable home in an industrial city in early 20th century England. The family is visited by a man calling himself Inspector Goole, who questions the family about the suicide of a young working-class woman in her mid-twenties. The play is a bitter attack on the bourgeois sentimentality and the hypocrisies of Victorian and Edwardian English society. The nature of the content of the play is something which would fall under the 'Socialist' category. 

A Prudence Productions Presentation  

IN MY BAG

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Sunday 24th November, 7:30 PM  


Written, Directed And Performed Sara Chauhan


 After Meera hits a low point in her life, she begins to question her life choices made so far. One by one she removes the articles from her bag and each object brings back a gone chapter from her life. On reaching the last object in her bag she realizes that there are deeper unresolved issues, the residue of which she is still carrying from her mother's past memories. 

THE PROPOSAL BY ANTON CHEKHOV

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Saturday 30th November, 7:30 PM   

Play Performance In English

Directed By Tushar Dalvi 


 A 360-degree immersive experience of an Indian traditional wedding sangeet that leads to the performance of Anton Chekhov's classic farce comedy The Marriage Proposal. One fine day our very promising and feeble, sorry .... eligible bachelor Mr. Barkhurdar decides to finally confess his love for his childhood friend, who also happens to be his neighbour Mr Janab's beautiful daughter, Miss Mhotarima. What could have been a romantic evening with beautiful lighting, some nice music and some very fine champagne, turns out to be a hilarious comedy where all three of them continue to fight over some of the most unromantic subjects like ancestral land and dogs! Well we, Rangai Theatre company can at least assure you of the beautiful lights and music, the scintillating immersive experience that we provide to our audience and incidentally we are the first and only theatre company in Mumbai to start this culture of sensory immersive theatre. As to how the proposal goes, it's best to leave that to the three characters.  

A Rangaai Theatre Company Presentation  

UPCOMING EVENTS - OCTOBER

LEAD KINDLY LIGHT

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 Celebrating 150 Years of Religious Pluralism    


Tuesday, 1st October' 19, 11 : 30 AM 

Designed & Directed by Dr. Omkar Bhatkar 

At St. Andrew's Conference Hall - ANDIE 


  When India became free on 15th August 1947, Gandhi had no message for the nation, nor was he celebrating India's Independence. He was in Calcutta fighting riots that were splitting the communal fabric of the country. He firmly believed that Religious Togetherness could only keep us united as a nation, and as a human being. Gandhi believed a respectful study of other's religion was a sacred duty and it did not reduce reverence for one's own. He was looking out for those universal principles which transcended religion as a dogma. This play is an attempt to bring his idea of religion to stage which he practised through his prayer meetings. The play is an amalgamation of movement, theatre, visuals and hymns. 

A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Presentation. 

| Free and open ton all | 

DEAR TEACHER, WITH LOVE

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 Saturday, 5th October '19, 2 : 30 PM 

Directed by Dr. Omkar Bhatkar 

 

On World Teachers' Day, we bring you a collection of poems from students and teachers about learning and teaching,pains and bruises encountered on this journey ,the joys and happiness found ,naughty and bittersweet memories collected and above all the life that we live. Life and its unpredictability is unfolded in these poems handpicked from world Literature. The poems weave a spell that will take you to your school days on either side of the bench. The play is an immersive experience set in a black box where the lines between the stage and the audience are blurred.


At St. Andrew's Studio  OPEN TO ALL, RSVP Sarita Manchanda - 8928847859 

or log on to www.sappmumbai.com  

PHIR LIKHENGE RAMAYAN

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Sunday 6th October '19, 3:30 P.M

 Play Performance in English for children 

    

“Phir Likhenge Ramayan” retold by Secret Passages Storytellers. This ancient Indian epic poem, is not just a story, but an educational medium bringing out values of love and respect for your family, keeping promises, protecting the weak. The story starts from the Coronation Ceremony to the killing of Ravana. Our Version of the story engage the children with thought provoking dialogues at important moments in the play. 


A The Secret Passages Presentation 

TALES UNBOXED

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Sunday 6th October '19, 7:30 P.M

 Directed by Saravasti Banerjee, Glenn Hayden, Asawari Jagushte 


A pendulum swing, a childless couple after a long day at a playground, an unseemly ménage a trois and a live audience. Anat is working towards breaking forms and stereotypes. ‘Showcase’ is a project where we explore contemporary theatre with an active audience. By taking plays ‘Foolish Hearts’ by Steve Yockey, ‘Unwanted’ by Walter Wykes and ‘Then’ by Cynthia Franks’ as a point of departure, this show is about the primordial survival towards the confines. It’s about the claustrophobia for the civilised.

A Theatre Showcase presentation  

LAST FEW POEMS OF SYLVIA PLATH AND KAMALA DAS

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 Saturday, 12th October, 7:30 PM 

Imagined and Directed by  Omkar Bhatkar


Sylvia Plath and Kamala Das, prominent Poets,famous contributors of Confessional Poetry,a style of Poetry that focuses on Individual experience and Personal Trauma,also focusing on sexuality, mental illness and personal anguish. Some beautifully poignant and soulful poems written by Sylvia Plath and Kamala Das which they wrote in their last few years of life  will be performed by Actors using Voice, Emotion and Movement interspersed with an AV of Plath and Das's photographs,  sketches and life. Last Few  Poems deal with their interests,their emotional state,their anguish with the people around them and the general hopelessness that they experienced leading to their untimely and early demise.

A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Presentation. 

LOVE AND LOSS POEMS: NERUDA

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Saturday, 19th October, 7:30 PM 

Imagined and Directed by  Omkar Bhatkar


Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) was probably the greatest and certainly the most prolific of twentieth-century Latin American poets. He brought out his first collection at the age of seventeen, and quickly developed an assured and distinctive poetic voice. 

This poetic play draws on work from throughout his writing life, from the famous early collection Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair (1924) to the key works of his maturity, Residence on Earth (1935), Elemental Odes (1954) and the autobiographical Memorial de Isla Negra (1964).

Few writers of any age have described the pleasures and torments of erotic love with such unsentimental directness and sensual precision.

Metamorphosis Theatre Inc brings you the most celebrated and admired love poetry on stage penned in the last hundred years intermingling with Music, and Movement . 

A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Presentation. 

UPCOMING EVENTS in septEMBER

I, CLOUD

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 Saturday, 14th September, 7:30 PM 

Written and Directed by Ulka Mayur 



I, Cloud, takes us to a future where independent thinking is illegal and poetry has been abolished. The protagonist, Aqsh,  runs a ‘like’ factory. But ironically, he is now being held captive for not posting a ‘Like’ promptly. During his time in captivity, he has strange encounters. First, with a mysterious girl who wants to dig deeper into his memories and then with an androgynous, virtual, cloud, who speaks like a ‘tapori’. While mysterious girl takes Aqsh on an internal journey, Aqsh preps up the Cloud for a journey on social media. 

A thriller, a satire, a comedy and an emotional story - all blended into one, I, Cloudis a visual treat and a show like no other with its futuristic and yet relatable world.

A Story Circus Presentation 

THE LITTLE PRINCE

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 Sunday, 15th September, 7:30 PM 

Written by Antoine De Saint - Exupery


 In partnership with Banjara Theatre and Alliance Française de Bombay, we bring you a solo performed reading by Rashi Bunny of a new adaptation of a playscript based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Classic French novella Le petit prince which tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his tiny planet to travel the universe. In the process, he learns the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters.  

Free and Open to Everyone

RAMLEELA - RELIVE THE STORY THEATRE

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 Saturday , 21st September, 7:30 PM 

Play  Performance in Hindi-English 


"Exposing children to ancient literature and cultural heritage helps in developing their sense of belonging and ethnic pride. A must have quality for the generation of global citizens we are raising today.” Thus we dig down Indian literature and bring them alive in an interactive and child friendly manner.  

A Grooming Babies Global Pvt Ltd Presentation

ENCHANTING GURUDUTT

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Sunday, 22nd  September, 10 AM 


PYAASA Film Screening - 10 AM to 1 PM

Talk & Discussion -  1:30 PM TO 3:30 PM


 This month we celebrate “one of the great, brooding figures in post-Independence Indian cinema - Guru Dutt”. Guru Dutt used symbolism like no other filmmakers of that time.As an actor-director Guru Dutt brought stillness, self-criticism and unexpected pessimism to the whirl of Indian melodrama. In this segment we shall be screening Pyaasa, followed by a discussion on his style of Film making with respect to his ideology, symbolism, Use of Shadows and intensification of emotions. 

A Project by St. Andrew's Centre for Philosophy and Performing Arts .

 Free and Open to Everyone 

THE MAIDS

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 Friday, 27th  September , 7:30 PM 

Written by Jean Genet

 Directed by  Omkar Bhatkar 


Genet loosely  based his play on the infamous sisters Christine and Léa Papin, who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933.  

  A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Presentation.  

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay. 

AMRITSAR AAZADI SE PEHLE, AMRITSAR AAZADI KE BAAD

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 Saturday, 28th September, 7:30 PM 

Reading in Hindustani  by Katha Kathan 


 Amritsar Aazadi se Pehle, Amritsar Aazadi ke Baad is one of the most well-known stories of prolific writer- Krishan Chander. It is told through the eyes of characters who were the most affected during the Partition of India. This is a story that is told in two parts, one the preset and the other, the aftermath to this tragedy 

STORY QUILT

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Sunday, 29th September, 7:30 PM 

Multilingual Play Performance 


This is a performance of three stories stitched together as solo acts. Each story is brought alive using a different form of storytelling-theatre. The performers use techniques ranging from material theatre to musical theatre to physical theatre and good old fashioned oral story telling. Stories include ‘The Mountain that Loved a Bird’, ‘Frederick’, ‘Music for Joshua’, 'The Runaway Wheel' and more.

 A Gillo Repertory Presentation 

Events in August

LAST FEW POEMS OF "SYLVIA PLATH AND KAMALA DAS''

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 Friday August 2nd, 7:30 PM 

Imagined and Directed by  Omkar Bhatkar



" Sylvia Plath and Kamala Das, prominent Poets,famous contributors of Confessional Poetry,a style of Poetry that focuses on Individual experience and Personal Trauma,also focusing on sexuality, mental illness and personal anguish.

Some beautifully poignant and soulful poems written by Sylvia Plath and Kamala Das which they wrote in their last few years of life  will be performed by Actors using Voice, Emotion and Movement interspersed with an AV of Plath and Das's photographs,  sketches and life. Last Few  Poems deal with their interests,their emotional state,their anguish with the people around them and the general hopelessness that they experienced leading to their untimely and early demise.


A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Presentation.

ROMEO RAVIDAS AUR JULIET DEVI

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Sunday 4th August, 7:30  PM 

Written by Sharmistha Saha 

and Shubham Sumit 

Directed by Sharmistha Saha 


Romeo Ravidas, a young farmer’s son loves riding his horse in his village Dumari, Bihar. He calls his horse Juliet. In a peculiar journey he meets Kausalya in a dream who was once known in her college as Juliet. What is the story of this Romeo and Juliet? Based on the murder of 21 year old Pradeep Rathod in Gujarat and the life of activist Kausalya in Tamil Nadu in this unusual Romeo Juliet story, love, friendship and freedom to simply live are explored.      

LOVE AND LOSS POEMS: NERUDA

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 Saturday August 17th, 7:30 PM 

Imagined and Directed by  Omkar Bhatkar 



Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) was probably the greatest and certainly the most prolific of twentieth-century Latin American poets. He brought out his first collection at the age of seventeen, and quickly developed an assured and distinctive poetic voice. 

This poetic play draws on work from throughout his writing life, from the famous early collection Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair (1924) to the key works of his maturity, Residence on Earth (1935), Elemental Odes (1954) and the autobiographical Memorial de Isla Negra (1964).

Few writers of any age have described the pleasures and torments of erotic love with such unsentimental directness and sensual precision.

Metamorphosis Theatre Inc brings you the most celebrated and admired love poetry on stage penned in the last hundred years intermingling with Music, and Movement.


A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Presentation. 


SANKRAMAN

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Saturday 24th August'19, 7:30 pm. 


Summer, Rain & Winter nature's cycle is replicated in human beings by the transition from one generation to another. Writer Kamtanath explores these relations in a nice, effective & absorbing manner in Sankraman....the Transition... 

THE MAIDS

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Sunday 25th August'19, 7:30 pm

Written by Jean Genet

 Directed by  Omkar Bhatkar 


Genet loosely  based his play on the infamous sisters Christine and Léa Papin, who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933.  

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay.

A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Presentation. 

 

AN EVENING READING "ASHA BAGE"

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 Saturday August 31st, 7:30 PM 

 We at St. Andrew's Centre For Philosophy And Performing Arts 

in association with Metamorphosis Theatre Inc. and Taleem Theatre & Films

 are starting a monthly bilingual reading series.


For this month we are focusing on short stories of Asha Baghe. Come, join us in listening to some of the touching short stories.

ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.

PAST EVENTS - JULY

FRENCH LOVE POETRY IN MOTION

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Wednesday 10th July, 6:30 PM 

Imagined and Directed by Omkar Bhatkar


A collection of classical and contemporary French love poems translated in English. The poems are performed by a set of actors using Text, Voice and Body. 

The poems are handpicked from Louis Aragaon, Arthur Rimbaud , Pierre de Ronsard, Max Jacob, Victor Hugo, Maurice Scève, Joachim du Bellay , Gérard de Nerval, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore  and other such poets. Along with poems a few love letters would be read penned by Simone de Beauvoir, Pierre Currie and Napolean Bonaparte.    

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay.

 Play Reading at Theosophy Hall, Churchgate

FRENCH LOVE POETRY IN MOTION

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Sunday 21st July, 7:30 PM 

Imagined and Directed by Omkar Bhatkar


A collection of classical and contemporary French love poems translated in English. The poems are performed by a set of actors using Text, Voice and Body. 

The poems are handpicked from Louis Aragaon, Arthur Rimbaud , Pierre de Ronsard, Max Jacob, Victor Hugo, Maurice Scève, Joachim du Bellay , Gérard de Nerval, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore  and other such poets. Along with poems a few love letters would be read penned by Simone de Beauvoir, Pierre Currie and Napolean Bonaparte.    

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay.

Play Performance at SAPP.  

Entry Free for AF and SAPP Members. 

For non-members Tickets on Book My Show and at the venue, 

JASHN-E-PREMCHAND

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Sunday 28st July, 7:30 PM

Reading in Hindustani  by Katha Kathan 


As is wont of Premchand, the stories Rasik Sampadak, Bhoot, Prem ka Uday, Kafan, are raw, soul-stirring portrayal of greed, realisation, lust, and life’s twists. His characters are timeless, and are as much a reflection of the society in 1900s as they are today. His understanding of the psyche of the poor, of the privileged, of the middle class is unmatched and his scale is awe inspiring. The Katha Kathan team, in their inimitable dramatised reading style, will bring alive these characters, through their voice, transporting listeners to the amazing world of stories and imagination.

PAST EVENTS - JUNE

MUSKURATE RAHIYE AAP BAMBAI MEIN HAI

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Sunday 9th June, 7:30 PM 

Written by Various 

Directed by  Mujeeb Khan


It is collage of 3 Comedy plays written by Munshi Premchand, Sadat Hasan Manto and Mujeeb Khan.     

                                                                                                                                     A Ideal Drama and Entertainment Academy (IDEA) Production.



French plays in translation: POCKETS FULL OF BREADS

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Wednesday 12th June, 6:30 PM 

Written by Matéi Visniec 

Directed by Omkar Bhatkar


The play is a realistic drama, a satire about human nature, talking about people like you and me…sometimes cynical, sometimes shallow, witty and ridiculous, generous and coward in the same time. The play creates a sad and ludicrous universe, its two characters "Man with stick" and "Man with hat" resemble Vladimir and Estragon from Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", experiencing an absurd revelation, engaged in a game of power and free will.    

                                                                                                                                        In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay. Play Reading at Theosophy Hall, Churchgate. 

FLY ON

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Sunday 16th June, 7:30 PM 

Written and Directed Omkar Bhatkar 


The play Fly On is about such a moment. When two unsuspecting strangers meet and converge in a Paulo bus from Goa to Mumbai, their resultant rendezvous opens up the hidden skeletons in their closets. What ensues is a conversation which makes them reveal their souls to each other, followed by unconditional and true love.               

                          

  A  Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Production

CHAR DON TUKDE

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Sunday 23rd June, 7:30 PM 

Writen and Directed by Yugandhar Deshpande


Urban life has strange issues! The play searches for what do Madan, Fatima, Richa and Bini actually do when they resolve to bring about a revolution right now, turn life upside down right now.  Yet this searching may not necessarily reveal something tangible, something solid to grab onto. Whatever we find would be... in pieces.! What would give a fullstop to  revolution bouncing in our mind....We don't know... So be it.... In the end it is better to not think but obnoxiously laugh it away.

So here's a story about people who want to spill out of their boundaries.... You'd like to see the end?     

                                                                                                                                               An Aavishkar Theatre, Mumbai Production 

French plays in translation: POCKETS FULL OF BREADS

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Wednesday 26th June, 6:30 PM 

Written by Matéi Visniec 

Directed by Omkar Bhatkar


The play is a realistic drama, a satire about human nature, talking about people like you and me…sometimes cynical, sometimes shallow, witty and ridiculous, generous and coward in the same time. The play creates a sad and ludicrous universe, its two characters "Man with stick" and "Man with hat" resemble Vladimir and Estragon from Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", experiencing an absurd revelation, engaged in a game of power and free will.  

  

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay. Play Reading at Theosophy Hall, Churchgate.


Entry Free for Alliance Française members. 

ARCADIA…THE PROMISED LAND

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Sunday 30th June, 7:30 PM 

Written and Directed by Omkar Bhatkar 


Arcadia…the promised land is a poetic piece of 70 minutes, covering poetries on various aspects of ageing. The piece is an amalgamation of different kinds of poetries associated with gerontology and death, organically created by a team of six artists, who have been able to translate their lived experiences into a poetic form. The poems cover multiple perspectives of all those associated with ageing and death, ranging from the individual, to the family, relatives, neighbours, doctors, surgeons, and the society at large. Arcadia is a collection of about fifteen poems in multilingual form, with English being the primary thread. The piece is performed with stillness intermingling with live music.  

               

A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Production