Old World Theatre Festival 2015

 An epic celebration of emotional anecdotes and raw tangibility, the Old World Theatre Festival 2015 is back with a bang with hard-hitting performances from various parts of India.
The Old World Theatre Festival 2015

The Old World Theatre Festival 2015

One on One-Part II
10th October, 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm (Epicentre, Gurgaon)
11th October, 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm (Habitat World)

Director: Akarsh Khurana, Arghya Lahiri, Faezeh Jalali, Nadir Khan, Puja Swarup, Rahul da Cunha, Rajit Kapur
Cast & Crew: Anu Menon, Gopal Datt, Rajit Kapur, Neil Bhoopalam, Sumeet Vyas, Shernaz Patel, Shikha Talsania, Zafar Karachiwala
Language: English
The theme of One on One- 2 covers the bureaucracy, the music industry, the institution of marriage, the futility of war, real estate scams and Bollywood, through a series of enthralling stories- a host of issues with regards to the new Incredible India.

The Living Room
10th October, 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm- 10:00 pm (Habitat World)
11th October, 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm- 9:30 pm (Epicentre, Gurgaon)

Director: Kalki Koechlin
Artists: Sheeba Chadha, Neil Bhoopalam, Tariq Vasudeva, Jim Sarbh
Language: English
Imagine a world where time is of no consequence- a world where space is suspended and reality only exists for those who believe in it. This is the Living Room. This happens to be Ana Nil’s living room. Death sits there, alive, as real as you and me, and all he wants is to enjoy a warm cup of tea and some lovely ginger cookies.
But he is not welcome. Nobody wants Death in their living room. Before we know it, a new lease of life enters Ana Nil’s musty world, her estranged lover Jo visits, her rich godson Born Kuber rushes in for shelter from a wild storm and Dr. Zeus is summoned to investigate the stranger in the house, Mr. Yameer. The rest is chaos.

Ek Mulaqat
12th- 13th October, 7:00 pm- 8:10 pm (Habitat World)
14th-15th October, 8:00 pm- 9:10 pm (Epicentre, Gurgaon)

Director: Saif Hyder Hasan
Writer: Saif Hyder Hasan, Summana Ahmed
Artists: Shekhar Suman, Deepti Naval
It is a story that deals with two eminent poets – Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam and revolves around a love that could not be realized, magical poetry and music. Amrita is sitting all alone on her terrace when Sahir arrives unannounced. She is happy to meet him and together they go about talking of a life that they did not spend together. The ‘what-if’ questions are asked and unanswered questions, answered. He has come today for a specific purpose. What is the purpose of his visit?

Oh My Sweet Land
14th- 15th October, 7:00 pm- 8:10 pm (Habitat World)
16th October, 7:30 pm- 8:45 pm (Epicentre, Gurgaon)

Director: Amir Nizar Zuabi
Writer: Amir Nizar Zuabi
Artist: Corrine Jaber
Language: English
It is a tale of a woman who is of mixed Syrian-German parentage. As she stands in her kitchen making kubah, a classic Syrian meat dish, she recalls her encounter with an exiled Damascene medical worker, Ashraf. She has helped the guilt-ridden Ashraf, with the aid of Skype, to organize the escape of fellow Syrians and for three months the two of them become lovers. When Ashraf disappears, she goes on a labyrinthine journey in search of him that leads to encounters with some of Syrias refugees and stirs up deep ancestral memories.

It’s Not Waht You Tihnk!
16th October, 7:00 pm- 8:15 pm (Habitat World)

Director: Deepal Doshi
Cast & Crew: Deepal Doshi, Kathryn Doshi, Yuki Ellias
Language: English
It’s Not Waht You Tihnk is an uptight performance of hilarious Commedia dell’Arte sketches with characters and stories drawn from the classic Italian form and everyday Indian society.

The God Of Carnage
17th October, 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm (Habitat World)
18th October, 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm (Epicentre, Gurgaon)

Director: Nadir Khan
Writer: Yasmina Reza
Artists: Anuradha Menon, Shernaz Patel, Sohrab Ardeshir, Zafar Karachiwala
Language: English
The play is about two sets of parents, one, whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.

17th October, 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm (Epicentre, Gurgaon)}
18th October, 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm (Habitat World)

Director: Mohammad Ali Baig
Writer : Noor Baig
Cast & Crew: Mohammad Ali Baig, Noor Baig, Rashmi Prabha Seth
Language: English
The play is set in an old world haveli where its protagonist, an artist struggles to preserve her identity and cherished heritage.


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