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  • Venue
    Tata Theatre
  • Date Time
    27 March 2022 | 7:00 pm
  • Member Price
    Rs.720, 570, 375 & 225/- (Plus GST)
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.960, 760, 500 & 300/- (Plus GST)

Event Details

An NCPA presentation

For one night only the theatrewallahs of Mumbai take centre stage for an evening of short performances that pack a punch celebrating our lives in the theatre – On stage and Off Stage.

The NCPA is all set to welcome the theatre-loving audience of the city with curtains ready to rise.

Akanksha Kadam, Akarsh Khuranna, Anuvab Pal, Aseem Hattangadi, Avantika Ganguly, Faezeh Jalali, Jim Sarbh, Ketaki Thatte, Kunal Roy Kapur, Marianne D’Cruz Aiman, Nipun Dharmadhikari, Priya Malik, Quasar Thakore Padamsee, Rajit Kapur, Sarosh Nanavaty, Savitri Medhatul, Simar Singh, Sumeet Vyas, Sunil Shanbag, Suruchi Aulakh, Srishti Shrivastava, Yuki Ellias, Zafar Karachiwala and others.

All proceeds generated will go as bursaries to support young theatre groups.

Age Limit: 6+

Box Office is now Open.

Host – Rajit Kapoor
Language – English/Hindi
Rajit made his debut on stage in 1978. His theatre credits include Love Letters, Class of 84, Girish Karnad’s solo performance of Flowers, A walk in the woods, Siddhus of Upper Juhu, Twelve Angry Jurors and recently Mosambi Narangi.

He has donned the Director’s hat for many plays including The Glass Menagerie, Mahua and Naqqaash (Hindi). Hi is also a Co-founder of Rage Productions.

His television breakthrough came with a role in the teleserial – “Ghar Jamai” in 1986.

His popularity soared with Basu Chatterjee’s Byomkesh Bakshi in 1991-92.
Rajit’s silver screen debut was in Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda, directed by Shyam Benegal in 1993. His other 60  film credits include Ghulam, Guzaarish, RAAZI, URI and Bypass Road.

His performance as Mahatma Gandhi in Shyam Benegal’s The Making of the Mahatma fetched him the National Award for Best Actor in 1995.

Duration: 14 Minutes

Khoon, Pasina…Action!

Language: English
A glimpse into the day of a first time producer on a big budget Bollywood film.

Written by Ashish Jagtiani
Directed by Akarsh Khurana
Performed by Sumeet Vyas
A Rage Production

Duration: 10 Minutes

Stand Up Comedy

Language: English
Cast: Anuvab Pal
Anuvab Pal, the global stand-up comedian, will perform 10 minutes from his acclaimed Stand Up Special The Nation Wants To Know (which debuted at NCPA),

Focusing on his time in the theatre and the many idiosyncrasies of a life on stage.

Duration: 10 Minutes

Very Experimental… A Play About You (QTP)

Language: English
Kunaal Roy Kapur
Zafar Karachiwala
Lights down! Curtains up! Where’s the play? Will there be a performance? It’s all very…experimental! An original and refreshing comedy.

Duration: 10 Minutes

Akvarious Productions presents

Quaran-time Shakespeare

Language: English
Written and performed by Aseem Hattangady

While the whole world became a stage for Covid-19, Shakespeare was not content being a mere player. As the taming of the flu is underway, hear what the bard has to say.

Duration: 15 mins

present a glimpse of theatre music

Language: Hindi
In a tribute to music in theatre, we will present three songs that have featured in our theatre productions SOUL, Mera Piya Gaye Rangoon (Shakespeare’s Alls Well That Ends Well), and Stories in a Song.

The songs will be performed by actor singers who are from the original cast of the productions.

All three songs are from different musical genres: traditional folk, popular theatre musical style from the 1900s, and a classical thumri.

The show will have two duets and one solo. All of them are performed theatrically.

They will be accompanied by live musicians.

Song 1.
Vinchu Chawla
Folk style Bharud performed by Kailash Waghmare and Ketaki Thatte.
A song from the Bhakti tradition, the singer cries out that he has been bitten by the scorpian of desire and greed.
From the show SOUL directed by Sunil Shanbag Song.

Song 2
Thi Ek Chokri Jiska Naam Tha Heli
Music composed by Uday Mazumdar
Popular theatre musical style from the 1900s
Performed by Ketaki Thatte and Avantika Ganguly
From the play Mera Piya Gaye Rangoon an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Alls Well That Ends Well by Mihir Buta, directed by Sunil Shanbag Song.

Song 3:
Latakata Aaveli
Thumri from the play Stories in a Song
Music composed by Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan
Performed by Ketaki Thatte
Directed by Sunil Shanbag

Vinod Padge
Jayesh Dhargalkar

Production support
Sarthak Chaskar

Duration: 12 minutes

Sangeet Bari 

Language: Hindi/Marathi
An engaging monologue on an actual baithak (personalised performance) hosted by a regular customer Kishen of his love interest Geeta and her troupe. This will be followed by a Lavani number, a song that talks about a woman’s desire and her expectations from her lover.

Two members for this excerpt

Director Savitri Medhatul will present the monologue and Lavani artist Akanksha Kadam will perform on the pre-recorded Lavani song.
Writer: Bhushan Korgaonkar
Singer: Latabai Waikar
Music accompanists: Chandrakant Lakhe, Sunil Javale & Sumit Kudalkar

Duration: 10 Minutes

Chand Bibi

Language: English/Hindi

“Chand Bibi wafts in and out of a war zone collecting shadows and stories of the fallen. Catch a mask and movement scene from Yuki Ellias’ work-in-progress of the next Dur Se Brothers’ production”.

Duration: 10 Minutes

Marriage of Convenience

Language: English
A play about a polyamorous woman and a gay man who meet in college and get married. They’re happy until they both want the same man.

The piece is from a collection of plays called “Strictly Unconventional”, written by Faezeh Jalali.


Cast: Abhishek Saha, Srishti Shrivastava, Suruchi Aulakh, Vikrant Dhote

Written and directed by Faezeh Jalali
Exec producer Delna Patel

Duration: 12 Minutes


Language: Hindustani
An exclusive spoken word poetry performance written as a Love Letter to Stage i.e.Ek Prem Patra Rangmanch Ke Naam.

Duration – 5 Minutes

Marianne D’Cruz Aiman

Language: English
She studied voice with Celia Lobo and Jean Kingdom Vollenweider and holds a Licentiate in Singing from The Royal Schools of Music, London.

She has been a sessions artist & vocal director for musicals in the city for over twenty five years working for directors like Salim-Suleiman, Vishal-Shekhar and productions of Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Grease!, My Fair Lady by Raell Padamsee’s Ace Productions as well as Aadyam’s Threepenny Opera and #Sing India Sing.

She has also voiced and sung for the leading ladies in Disney’s Pocahontas (Hindi) and Snow White (Hindi) and teaches at her self-founded school, The Singing Express.

Duration: 10 Minutes



  • Entry from Gate No.1 for vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Entry from Gate No.2 for pedestrians only.
  • All visitors will have their body temperature checked with non-invasive apparatus at entry point.
  • Fully Vaccinated Certificate as per the government guidelines is compulsory.
    Definition of being Fully Vaccinated: A fully vaccinated person will mean – Any person who has received both doses of the vaccine and 14 days have lapsed since the administration of the second dose; OR
    Any person having a medical condition that does not allow him or her to take the vaccine and has a certificate to that extent from a recognised doctor; OR
    A person who is less than 18 years of age.
  • Visitors to make use of the hand sanitiser provided at the entry point.
  • Use of face covers/masks is mandatory at all times.
  • Visitors to maintain proper social distancing at all times. 

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