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February Sappening

DISCOVERY OF INDIA WITH FOLKTALES

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      Saturday, 1st February, 6 PM  

 Interactive Storytelling Performance in Hindi-English .

 by Ulka Mayur  

‘Discovery of India with Folktales’ is a   storytelling performance
 that will transport children and adults alike through the length and breadth   of India with handpicked folklore from the country. The enriching and   entertaining folktales will unravel culture, diversity and rich heritage of   India and are chosen considering taste of today’s audience.The session   remains Interactive and usually covers 4 tales. The storyteller Ulka Mayur is   accompanied by an instrumentalist to provide live music. 

Story Circus Presentation

SHE NO PRINCESS, HE NO HERO

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 Wednesday, 5th February, 6:30 PM          

Performed Reading In English 

Written by Magali Mouge

Performed Reading Directed by Omkar Bhatkar    

 Leïli and Nils are in the same class. Leïli likes to hunt, dress like boys, and gel her short hair. Nils likes to wear his hair long, shows his emotions, and is not physically strong. Neither conforms to gendered roles that society dictates. Told through the voices of Leïli and Nils, this intimate and poignant theater piece transports the audience into the mind of young boys and girls confronting the cultural stereotypes imposed on them as they come of age.  

Alliance Française de Bombay in collaboration with St. Andrew's Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts and Metamorphosis Theatre Inc  AT THEOSOPHY HALL, CHURCHGATE  

THE SHORTS PREMIERE

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  Friday, 7th February, 6.30 PM           

Movie screening 

by CineShorts Premiere

CineShorts   Premiere brings you an evening of freshly brewed shorts for your content   buds. Join us as we celebrate some of the most original & brilliant   shorts made by independent Filmmakers followed by an engaging discussion with   the Makers & Crew. Quality Content, New Learning’s, chance to interact   & network with some like minded cinephiles over a cup of tea & coffee   can be a good bribe to See You At the Screenings :)


QUICKIES

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 Saturday, 8th February, 7:30 PM       

   Play Performance In English 

Directed by Soumitra Acharya 

 Tantra Theatre Group brings to you a quick weekend entertainment fix: Quickies - a set of one-act plays that pan out as short conversations, each one more interesting than the other! Quickies opens with select comedies set in a cafe where the conversation is not just about the coffee! As the characters’ reel under the caffeine hit, they spill beans and end up cleaning more than the mess. This set comprises endless variations of boy-meets-girl, blind dates which progressively get more "interesting" and the delicate balance between truth and fiction while flirting your way through a conversation, all in the quest of "the chosen one". What happens next, when one decides to take the conversation from the cafe to the bedroom? The steamy conversations over coffee in the first half mature in the second half and shift the spotlight to layered concepts of love, infidelity, and the subconscious tug of war of married couples.
Catch all this and many more regaling and heart-warming Quickies replete with the music of greats like Elvis and Belafonte.  

A Tantra Theatre presentation  

I, CLOUD

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 Sunday, 9th, February, 7:30 PM    

    Play Performance in Hindi-English

Written And Directed by Ulka Mayur

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.

Story Circus Presentation 

SNAPSHOTS OF A FERVID SUNRISE

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      Wednesday, 12th February, 7: 30 PM & 9 PM 

Play Performance in English 

Written And Directed by Mahesh Dattani 

The story of two teenagers in love. Not the kind of love we associate with teenagers. Khudiram Bose and Thillayaadi Velliamai never met, but they were both connected by a common passion - a love for their motherland. Beyond jingoism, and certainly, beyond blind faith or parochialism, these brave young people took on an entire establishment, shaking the foundation of an unjust government. One chose aggression, the other chose the power of self-pride. Heroes who were present for us at the break of dawn, so that our days could be lived in dignity and peace. Perhaps we missed this beautiful dawn because we woke up too late.  

Playpen Performing Arts Trust Presentation 

NOTES OF LOVE

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 Friday 14th, February, 7:30 PM &

 Sunday 16th, February, 5:30 PM  

Play Performance in English 

 Designed & Directed by Omkar Bhatkar 


‘Notes of Love’ features the works of beloved poets, writers, and artists which include Oscar Wilde, Ted Huges, Frida Kahlo, Beethoven, Simone de Beauvoir, Rumi, Christina Rossetti, Okkur Macatti, Jacques Prévert , Kusumagraj, Elizabeth Bishop, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Mark Strand, Rabindranath Tagore, Michelangelo Buonarroti  , Tennesse Williams, Federico García Lorca, Emily Dickinson, Khalil Gibran and Marcel Proust. 

These works take on both desire and its higher power: love in all its tender and taunting variety. Come and experience the power of love through words, said and unsaid in this delicately crafted experience.  

A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc presentation  

THE LESSON

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      Friday,  21st, February, 6:30 PM & 9 PM  Written by  Eugène Ionesco    

Directed by Sukant Goel 

In a seemingly   lonely old professor’s house, a young pupil comes for her ‘lesson’ as she   wants a Doctorate in ‘all the possible streams.’ The professor seems to be   her best hope and his encouraging, respectful and demure demeanour, make her   feel all the more confident. But as the lesson progresses, things change in   an unexpected way. In the end, what does the pupil learn?

Theatre Unit presentation  

NAZEER AKBARABADI MEHFIL

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      Saturday, 22nd February, 7:30 PM  

Performed Reading In Hindustani 

by Katha Kathan 

 Understanding the work of renowned Urdu poet, Nazeer Akbarabadi through his nazms, presented by 

Katha Kathan Team.    

SHE NO PRINCESS, HE NO HERO

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Sunday, 23rd February, 11:30 AM          

Play Performance In English 

Written By Magali Mougel Performed Reading Directed   By Omkar Bhatkar    

  Leïli and Nils are in the same class. Leïli likes to hunt, dress like boys, and gel her short hair. Nils likes to wear his hair long, shows his emotions, and is not physically strong. Neither conforms to gendered roles that society dictates. Told through the voices of Leïli and Nils, this intimate and poignant theater piece transports the audience into the mind of young boys and girls confronting the cultural stereotypes imposed on them as they come of age.;

  Alliance Française de Bombay in collaboration with St. Andrew's Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts and Metamorphosis Theatre Inc    

CHILDREN'S THEATRE FESTIVAL 2020

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       29 February - 1 March

10 AM Onwards 

Play Performances | Story Telling | 

Workshops | Interactive Sessions 

 SAPP Children’s Theatre Festival is a blossoming bud in the world of children’s art, craft and literature. In its first year, the Festival aims to bring together local artists and artistes working in the field of children’s literature; be it through illustrative books, storytelling, object theatre or just theatre. It will focus on diversity of all kinds ranging from language to art forms to social and economic spheres.

The Festival is free and open to all. Open to All , For More Details visit
 

january Sappening

THE LESSON

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   Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th January, 7:30 PM            

Written by  Eugène Ionesco
 Directed by Sukant Goel 

In a seemingly   lonely old professor’s house, a young pupil comes for her ‘lesson’ as she   wants a Doctorate in ‘all the possible streams.’ The professor seems to be   her best hope and his encouraging, respectful and demure demeanour, make her   feel all the more confident. But as the lesson progresses, things change in   an unexpected way. In the end, what does the pupil learn?

 Theatre Unit presentation  

PHISLAN

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 Saturday 11th January, 7:30 PM   

Adapted and Directed by Jitender Singh        

A   relationship between a newly assigned servant and his teenage master.
 Based in the early 20th century, an era of Nawabs where there were no girls   around in school or colleges and on how the young lads used to explore the   world of Lust.
 Story depicts the rawness of teenagers and their unexplored sexuality.  

Afsana  Theatre presentation 

AAZADI-KI-NEEND

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 Sunday 12th January , 7:30 PM 

 Directed by Dewang Sharma  

Agony! Expressed of a million souls in a single entity. Stab! Described by two real families through real recital. Sting! Untangled by a journalist and a painter with their unintended love. Agony, stab and sting...Set in the backdrop of 1971 “War” between East Pakistan-India and West Pakistan. A theatre presentation by Dramaturgy Troupe, an expressionist drama AAZADI-KI-NEEND. 

Dramaturgy troupe presentation  

THE SHORTS PREMIERE

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 Friday 17th  January, 6:30 PM 

Multilingual Short-Films Screening


CineShorts   Premiere is a platform for independent short Filmmakers where we showcase   some brilliant & cult films. The films are thoughtfully created to serve   the needs of audiences who have a taste for content. Having screened more   than 100 shorts in languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, English   just proves that we are here for celebrating shorts. 

Cineshorts Premiere Presentation 

THAT’S HOW WE FEEL

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 Saturday 18th  January, 7:30 PM  

Clown Performance Directed  by Rupesh Tillu 

 


 "That's how we feel" is a clown show performed by seven teenage girls, who are raised in Kamathipura, Mumbai's Red light district.  RedNose Entertainment presentation  

ANANDOWARI

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 Sunday 19th  January, 7:30 PM  

 Adaptation and Direction by Gerish Khemani  

Play  Performance In Marathi 


Originally published in 1974, Anandowari looks at 16th century saint poet Tukaram’s story through his younger brother Kanha’s perspective. Tukaram has gone missing again. This time though the hints seems ominous. He may not come back again. There are many speculations about his disappearance, some say he ascended to heaven, some say he drowned or was eaten by a crocodile. Kanha, his younger brother re-commences this ritual of search for his younger brother and in the process recalls his brother’s story. The novel begins much after the search and then cuts straight to the day when Tukaram went missing never to return again. It then takes us through those 3 days of Kanha’s frantic search for Tuka and his many realisations about his brother.  

The Blind and The Elephant presentation  

THE BOSE LEGACY

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Friday 24th January , 7:30 PM

    Performed Reading In English     

 Performed Reading Directed by Nikhil Katara 

 

A performative reading of letters written by Subash Chandra Bose, Amiya Bose and Sarat Chandra Bose through the many years they fought for Indian Independence. 

A Playpen Performing Art Trust presentation  

STORY QUILT

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 Saturday, 25th January 11 AM

Mentored by Shaili Sathyu


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 ‘Chulbulche Sheput’, ‘The Mountain that Loved a Bird’, and more.                                                A Gillo Repertory Presentation 

KARL MARX IN KALABADEVI

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 Saturday, 25th January, 7:30 PM

 Written by Uttam Gada 

Directed by Manoj Shah  


 In this interactive performance of 'Karl Marx' arrives in present day in kalbadevi, Mumbai, India after 150 years of his death and wants to clear his name of all false allegations against him as a ‘Marxist’. His observation on the politics, population and prevalent situation in India leave him flustered, reminiscing of Gandhi
while he takes us through his life in SoHo with his wife Jenny and his children- the ones who survived and those who didn’t. He insists that he isn’t here to entertain you and yet he uses all tropes to keep you listening. Entertaining, informative, hard hitting. KMIK will comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.  Ideas Unlimited Productions 


"WORKSHOP ON UNDERSTANDING KABIR WITH PADMASHRI PRAHLAD SINGH TIPANIYA"

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Sunday,  26th Jan, 11 AM 

Artist  Workshop in Hindi

KABIR FESTIVAL 


A confluence of Mystic Poetry, Music, Stories, Film and Dance.

A workshop on Singing and Understanding Kabir with the eminent singer of Kabir from the Malwi oral tradition.     

MOHAN'S MASALA

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Sunday 26th January, 7:30 PM

Play Performance in English 

Written by Ishan Doshi 

Directed by Manoj Shah 


 Who was he before he became 'Mahatma'? Just plain 'Mohania' as his friends and relatives addressed him.This 'Mohania' comes alive on stage to tell people about his youth, his experiences, experiments and search of truth and the mental formation on his journey to 'Mahatma'. And in this journey Incidents never heard before will be revealed. He too was once just another human, adding to the cycle of life; he made stupid mistakes, took on silly habits and once gave into the depths of carnal and worldly existence, but he persistently kept on reasoning through all these incidents. Watch Mohania on his way to being Mahatma...                                                                  Ideas Unlimited Productions 

DECEMBER SAPPENING

ARI

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   Sunday,  1st December, 11: 30 AM 

Play Performance in English for Children

Directed by Geetanjali Kaul


When the teacher announces that the class will stage The Lion and the Mouse, Ari is thrilled. He knows he'll make a wonderful lion – even his name means ‘lion'! But shy little Ari is neither noticed nor chosen. He goes home disappointed, but suddenly in his room a roaring, growling, prowling creature comes to life… and a small, squeaky one too! 

A Secret Passages Presentation

KRISHAN CHANDER KI KALAM SE

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  Monday 8th, 7:30 PM      

Dramatised   Reading in Hindustani

By   Katha Kathan Team

 

Katha Kathan brings dramatized story telling session; stories written by Krishan   Chander. He was an Indian Urdu writer of short stories and novels. He   was a prolific writer, penning over 20 novels, 30 collections of short   stories and scores of radio plays in Urdu, and later, after partition of the country, took to writing   in Hindi as   well. We at Katha Kathan, will read his masterpiece, Jamun Ka Ped, Tawayaf Ka   Khat, Thali Ka Bainga

GENDER IS THAT IS WOO-MEN

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   Sunday, 15th, 7:30 PM

Play   Performance in Hindi

Written & Directed

Nitin Bharadwaj


"“Gender that is Woo men”, expresses a woman's understanding of the reality around   her. The play wants to find out the inner thought of every women through   centuries of pain & suffering. In this journey of power and survival   these women come across various challenges and step out as independent women   seeking their own individual identity ... Backdrop of this piece is ""Amrapali"" Amrapali- A courtesan, warrior and a lover.   An enchanting tale of a woman, who succeeds in dethroning an egoistic ruler   and emerges out as a character whose identity is more than just a courtesan.   Amrapali's chamber is called the 'Swapna Kakshika' She may be the queen of   dreams but, in reality she is trapped in it. The story progresses into women breaking free, breathing life, being   boundless and not struggling to survive in this gender and body.

A   Nepathya Presentation

1876: THE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS

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  Sunday 22th & Sunday 29th 5:30 PM  

Play Performance in English

Written   & Directed by Omkar Bhatkar


Its Advent Season in 1876, A hungry   little Robin befriends Babousca who lovingly feeds him every day. In the icy   hills of a faraway land lived a woodcarver Mr.Toomley. The Robin flies Seven   Hills following Mr.Toomley when his grief knows no bounds.   Mr.Toomley settles in the valley where lives little Piccola and Thomas. This   year Piccola has no stocking for Santa and Thomas has no Nativity   statues. Does Mr. Toomley find   happiness? The Christmas fowl; the Squirrel ‘Squeaky’, the Reindeer ‘Rudie’   and the rabbit ‘Tibity’ tells us this miraculous story of the 1876: The   Robin’s Christmas. Come Join us on this Christmas adventure with Squeaky,   Rudie and Tibity.

Presented in an immersive   style with the audience in the centre and performance around them in 360°.   Written and Directed by Omkar Bhatkar with inspirations from works of Adapted to stage the poem ‘Piccola’ by   Celia Thaxter, A Short story ‘The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey’ by   Susan Wojciechowski, The   Hungry Robin by Enid Blyton and Russian   Folktake of Babousca.

SAPP & Metamorphosis Theatre Inc.   Presentation

NOVEMBER SAPPENING

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  

OCTOBER SAPPENING

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. 

SEPTEMBER sappenings

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 

August sappenings

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.

JULY sappenings

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.

JUNE sappenings

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