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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    16 June 2024 | 7:00 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.500/- onwards (Plus GST)
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.500/- onwards (Plus GST)

Event Details

Premiere Show

Gujarati, Hindi, English, Marathi Play 

An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Ideas Unlimited

What happens before a performance begins is that backstage, the actors are nervous, getting into their costumes and looking gravely at themselves in a mirror. Someone is getting their props ready, the backstage hand is running around chaotically, some actors are putting their make-up on while the director is walking around with subtle anxiety. But, what about the audience? What are they preparing for? What is the state of their mind? We worry about them, and so we have created this experiment for the audience.

Third Bell is an ode to the audience coming to watch the play. This performance explores the conversations and the happenings of the audience before the third bell rings. Varied, sometimes silly and sometimes mundane conversations capture our imagination with this performance. We are watching you, before you watch us perform. That has led to these hilarious depictions in this experiment—the audience is always interesting, and Third Bell will prove it.

Written by Ishaan Doshi
Produced & directed by Manoj Shah
Cast: Kumkum Das, Hemant Kher, Disha Savla Upadhyay, Krishna Oza, Dhruv Dave, Hasit Shah, Priyank Patel, Pinkesh Prajapati, Dev Joshi, Srushti Sorathiya, Rishab Kamdar, Harsh Joshi, Savan Dodhia & Huseini Dawawala
Music: Amit Bhavsar
Sets: Kabir Thakore
Lights: Huseini Dawawala


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