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Horn OK Please

 

 

Horn OK Please is the story of a Mumbai luxury taxi tour operator, Raju, with two wives – one at home in Dombivili and another at home in Kalyan; two lives and a very precise schedule for juggling them both. Trouble brews when Raju meets with an accident and ends up in hospital, where both of his addresses surface, causing both the Dombivili and Thane police to investigate. This upsets his schedule and causes both wives to report him missing. Raju then becomes hopelessly entangled in his attempts to explain himself to his two wives and to two suspicious police officers.

Featuring: Anuj Hamilton, Ketaki Kane Salankar, Ayushi Upadhyay, Onkar Ghare, Leo Naidu, Pooja Shrivastava, Rachit Khetan, Gurnoor Bedi and Pranjala Chauhan

Directed by: Vikash Khurana

SUNDAY 1st FEBRUARY – 2 SHOWS – 5 & 8pm sharp

Entry by Donation: ₹700, 350, 250,150
Available at all Tauby’s outlets and at the venue on show days

Veronica’s Room

A chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby, Veronica’s Room, explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. A young couple find themselves lured to an old house by its caretakers to meet the sole surviving member of the family. They insist that the young girl bears a striking resemblance to the family member’s long-dead sister. They believe her presence will comfort the dementia-afflicted woman and allow her to die in peace. But what begins as a simple errand of mercy quickly spirals into a nightmare cycle of guilt, sacrifice and murder.

Praise for Ira Levin:

“Every novel Ira Levin has ever written is a marvel of plotting. He is the Swiss watchmaker of the suspense novel; in terms of plot, he makes what the rest of us do look like those five-dollar watches you can buy in the discount drugstores” – Stephen King
More info on Ira Levin

Featuring:

Bianca Nazareth-Arya
Nandan Majumdar
Cherag Bhagwagar
Sabrina Khan

Show Details:

On 6th and 7th December, 2014 at IMA’s JR Shaw Auditorium, North Ambhazari Road, Nagpur.

Tickets:

Write to us at hello@stagecrafttheatre.in

  • Soon to be a major motion picture!
  • Not recommended for children under 16 years of age.

Veronica's Room

Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya, first published in 1897, is Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece on the frustrated longings and quiet trials of what may be called ordinary, “wasted” lives.  Though it is over a hundred years old, Uncle Vanya probes the central questions of human nature proving that these are timeless and universal and that Chekhov’s understanding of them is as acute as ever.

Stagecraft Theatre’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya is set in a tea estate in a remote mountain district in India’s north east. The play portrays the visit of an elderly professor and his glamorous, much younger second wife, Helen to the rural tea estate that supports their urban city lifestyle. Two friends, Ivan (Uncle Vanya), brother of the professor’s late first wife, who has long managed the estate, and Michael, the local doctor, both fall under Helen’s spell while they grapple with weariness and dissatisfaction with their existence.

Sonia, the professor’s daughter from his first marriage, who has worked with Ivan to keep the estate going, meanwhile suffers from the awareness of her own lack of ‘beauty’ and unrequited love for Michael. Matters come to a head when the professor announces his intention to sell the estate, Ivan and Sonia’s home and raison d’etre.

Based on the story Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Vikash Khurana

Cast:
Vanya    Vikash Khurana
Michael  Varun Vij
Helen     Bianca Nazareth-Arya
Sonia     Gurnoor Bedi
Alex       Nandan Majumdar
Waffles   Anurag Kulkarni

Crew:
Sound Design    Priyadarsh Bhabda
Light Design      Onkar Ghare

A Stagecraft Theatre’s (Nagpur) Production

Shows :

Mumbai : The Prithvi Theatre 12th and 13th May, 9 PM Sharp. Book your tickets

Update : The previous show was very well recieved. Read a review here

Insanity

Sugar and Spice Round III

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Stagecraft Adda serves as a forum for Stagecrafters to ideate and innovate. Right from writing for stage to acting, direction, design or lighting, Stagecraft Adda aims to supplement Stagecraft Theatre with a pool of talented individuals having already proved their mettle on stage. It aims to create a set-up where-in intriguing ideas can be developed by a team of established theatre persons and bright youngsters in collaboration and taken to the next level. Nurturing latent talents and exploring experimental theatre is what the Adda wishes to do, which would otherwise take a backseat in the hustle of setting up a mainstream production.

Every show of Stagecraft Adda involves talented directors presenting 10 minute plays written or adapted by someone within the group, presented with a cast of their own choice; each director, writer and actor adding their own flavour into the mix, bringing about a lovely concoction of “Sugar and Spice”.  After two successful editions, we present

 

Sugar and Spice Round III
on 3rd May, 2014
at Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur; 7.00 PM Sharp. 

The performances were a huge success. See the picutres here

A medley of 10 plays of 10 minutes each written by 10 writers and directed by 10 directors, presented by a team of talented actors. The plays are:

1) Aaj Jaane ki Zid na Karo
‘An estranged husband…. A wife who just won’t let go… But are things always what they seem to be?’

Writer – Nandan Majumdar
Director – Parizad Major
Cast: Bianca Nazareth Arya, Anuj Hamilton

2) Babul Mora
‘What happens when the fourth wall disappears, and the audience invades the stage? Who suffers when civic responsibility clashes with self-preservation? Watch this play within a play for the answers.’

Writers- Rahuldev Mukherjee / Arkdev Bhattacharya
Director- Ketaki Kane Salankar
Cast: Supantha Bhattacharyya, Nandan Majumdar, Aasim Sani

3) Jab Andhera Hota Hai
‘A dark, rainy night, a deserted bus-stop, a damsel in distress, a menacing stranger. Be afraid, be very very afraid!’

Writers- Rahuldev Mukherjee / Arkdev Bhattacharya
Director- Supantha Bhattacharyya
Cast: Sonal Trivedi, Shantanu Thengdi

4) Once Again
‘Mohan and Kaamini, eager to extend their online relationship to the next level, decide to meet, only to realise that the idea could be farfetched.’

Writer- Shweta Puranik Pendse
Director- Varun Vij
Cast: Anurag Kulkarni, Shweta Bhangale Badhe

5) Walnut Street
‘Wishes do come true you know but only when the night skies are busy. Michelle is frustrated with her husband when she chances upon an eerie encounter. Be careful what you wish for.’

Writer – Raveesh Jaiswal
Director- Aasim Sani
Cast: Mayuri Assudani, Jorris, Manali Kulkarni

6) The Cop and the Anthem
‘People generally try to stay out of a jail. But what if somebody wants to be locked up?’

Writer- O.Henry/ Adapted by Onkar Ghare
Director- Pranay Naidu
Cast: Rachit Singh, Atharva Moroney, Aryan Acharya, Vinay Pande, Snigdha Banerjee

7) Insanity
‘A state of extreme irrationality where the the incongruous past and the indefinitive future collide into the bloody present for Shirish and Swati.’

Writer- Aasim Sani
Director- Nandan Majumdar
Cast: RJ Rocky, Swati Sani

8) Kya sahi Kya galat
‘Every moment in our lives is a battle of right and wrong, good and evil! Which one wins, is something that is always a choice…’

Writer – Shweta Chaddha
Director – Shweta Bhangale Badhe
Cast: Vinay Pandey, Rachit Khetan

9) Hawai Sapne
‘The story of a man whose reality is restricted to a modest bicycle, but dreams are nestled in a private aircraft’

Writer – A.K Mishr/ Adapted by Shantanu Thengdi
Director- Swati Sani
Cast: Siddhant Verma, Ketaki Kane Salankar, Pranay Naidu, Arjun Kulkarni

10) Mere Papa ki Girl Friend.
‘Sunny Leone and wine Can make a man a swine, But with his wife is it fine? A story of thine and mine.’
Writer- Eshan Sarma
Director-N V Sarma
Cast: N V Sarma, Sunalini Sarma, Eshan Sarma.

The Wind in the Willows

Stagecraft Theatre, Nagpur brings the 1908 classic of children’s literature to the stage in its production of ‘The Wind in the Willows’. The play closely mirrors the book by Kenneth Grahame as it portrays the adventures of its five beloved animal characters – Rat, Mole, Toad, Otter and Badger. Interweaving dialogue, mime and music with Kenneth Grahame’s narrative, the play attempts to recreate this delightfully timeless, charming story for today’s audiences.

With the arrival of spring, the good-natured Mole flees his underground home and meets Ratty, a water rat who invites him to live with him in his home on the river bank. Mole becomes friends with Ratty, Otter, Badger and Toad. When the rich, jovial and somewhat conceited Toad wreaks havoc with his latest motor-car fad, the animals decide to teach him a lesson. Eventually, Toad’s home is taken over by weasels, stoats and ferrets from the Wild Wood and the five friends team up to drive away the intruders and reclaim Toad Hall.

Noted for its blend of morality, adventure and camaraderie, the story is as relatable today as it has ever been. The play offers a welcome respite from super-fast, hyper-connected, uber-technological city life and harks back to a time of leisure, wonder and wanderlust in simple pleasures and pastoral joie de vivre. Come absorb “the sparkle, the ripple, the scents and the sounds and the sunlight”.

NCPA Select at Summer Fiesta on 25th May, 2014.

Prithvi Theatre, Juhu on 28th and 29th June, 2014

Cast & Crew

Rat:  Onkar Ghare
Mole:  Amol Wakhare
Toad : Anamika Sawarkar
Otter : Sonal Trivedi
Badger:  Pramod Naidu
Narrator:  Vikash Khurana

Direction: Vikash Khurana
Adaptation: Ankita Athawale
Music : Anurag Kulkarni
Choreography: Sonal Trivedi
Light Design: Anurag Kulkarni
Sound Design: Priyadrash Bhabda

Buy your tickets for Mumbai Show:

 NCPA Summer Fiesta  Prithvi Theatre, Juhu

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The Golden Sam Awards : Winners 2013

The proud winners of Stagecraft Theatre’s Golden Sam Award for the year 2013 are:

Kachchi Kali Debut Male : Vinay Pande for Mowgli

Kachchi Kali Debut Female : Sabrina Khan for Mowgli

Best Costume Design – Farah Amroliwala for Mowgli

Best Makeup – Farah Amroliwala for Mowgli

Best Song (onstage) Male – Nandan Majumdar for Mowgli

Best Song (onstage) Female – Sonal Trivedi for Twelfth Night

Best Sound – Priyadarsh Bhabda

Best Music – Anurag Kulkarni for Mowgli

Best Choreography -Sonal Trivedi for Mowgli

Best Debut Director – Anamika Sawarkar for Bhag Bhag D K Bose

Best Jugal Bandi – Onkar Ghare and Shantanu Thengdi for Mowgli

Best Short play (Stagecraft Adda) – Supantha Bhattacharya for Jab Andhera Hota Hai

Best full length play – Rope

Best Actor (Male) – Nandan Majumdar for Bhag Bhag D K Bose and Varun Vij for Rope

Best Actor (Female) – Bianca Nazreth Arya for Twelfth Night

Best Supporting Actor (Male) – Anuj Hamilton and Anurag Kulkarni both for Rope

Best Supporting Actor (Female) – Anamika Sawarkar for Rope

Best Actor in a comic Role – Pramod Naidu for Bhag Bhag D K Bose and RJ Rocky for Bhag Bhag D K Bose

Best actor in a Negative Role – Gurnoor Bedi for Mowgli

 

 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland : Review

Stagecraft Theatre’s musical trip with Alice in Wonderland is definitely worth undertaking. A well scripted show, Stagecraft Theatre and it’s team of performers, young and old, have shown considerable maturity and have come up with something quiet entertaining.

Read the complete review

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Alice in Wonderland – Music

The music of Alice in wonderland is composed by Anurag Kulkarni for the play.

Singers: Anamika Sawarkar, Sonal Trivedi, Anurag Kulkarni and Onkar Ghare.

Title track

Caucus song

The song of Humpty Dumpty

The song of Tweedledee and Tweedledum

The Duchess song

The Cheshire Cat

The song of Red Queen

The White Rabbit song

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in wonderland

Venue : Sai Sabhagruh, Behind Wockhardt Hospital, North Ambhazari Road, Nagpur.
Date : 18th and 19th of February
Time : 3 PM & 7 PM Sharp (daily two shows)
Tickets : Rs. 300/- and Rs.200/-

Stagecraft Theatre Presents : Alice in Wonderland- The Musical.

A world of wonders in one enchanting musical.

Alice the protagonist must find her way through this strange place called “Wonderland”.She is a 7 year old girl who while sitting with her sisters falls asleep and enters this world by falling down a rabbit hole. She follows the White Rabbit who leads her on many adventures throughout the book. The story is full of fanciful characters, each one adding a bit of humor and dimension to the story.

Alice encounters various talking animals – a White Rabbit who acts as Alice’s guide, the Caterpillar who provides Alice with a way to control her growth, a smiling cat who can disappear and reappear at will; there is the Queen of Hearts, the mad tyrant who rules Wonderland.

The story is both entertaining and symbolic in the way that character teaches Alice something about life and growing up in a dangerous world.

Rope @ NCPA: Reviews

 

Rope : Light and Breezy – Filmimpressions.com

 

 

SoBo celebrates diversity in theatre  -DNA, Mumbai

For several days every year, the NCPA, flings its doors open to nascent stage productions from Mumbai and elsewhere. Centrestage stands out from the throng of theatre festivals across the country by being India’s only multilingual festival of premiering plays. Vikash Khurana, who heads Stagecraft, is directing and acting in Rope, a stage adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s critically-acclaimed Hitchcockian thriller of the same name, says, “It is empowering to think of theatre without the trappings of language. This is especially relevant in a country like India and in a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai. A multilingual collection of plays draws diverse groups and thereby diverse audiences.”  READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

 

Rope: Play Review

Being flagged amongst the “5 Lost Hitchcocks”, the film based on Hamilton’s renowned playRope went on to be a masterpiece shot in ten takes with a few edits. The play that was written in 1929 and which later became a series in 1938 and subsequently a motion picture in 1948, was Hamilton’s first theatrical hit. The play garnered massive response in its time and still continues to amuse theater aficionados.

A Stagecraft Theater Production of Nagpur presented a re-enactment of the play at NCPA’S Centrestage Festival. Recreating a masterpiece which is a challenge in itself was taken up and given its due justice by the team. Keeping the story constant, the play was molded to suit the Indian audience with a few changes in the characters and the settings.

Here’s a look at how a fresh take on Rope bagged a standing ovation from the audience:

READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW