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City’s theatre lovers are in for a super treat courtesy the Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2019. The nine-day art festival brings various facets of theatre –classical, kids, folk, comedy and musical– and there is something for everyone. The nine-day festival begins on February 2. Curated by Juuhi Babbar Sonii, the theatre section has a varied fare of dramas, comedies, and monologues. Theatre lovers can look forward to watching successful plays, panel discussions and a number of monologue acts by prominent theatre stalwarts. Here’s our quick guide on must attend plays at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2019.

Drama Queen
‘Drama Queen’ is a solo performance by Suchitra Krishnamoorthi. The monologue is an irresistibly honest biography that makes you laugh, cry and look at the modern Indian woman in a whole new light.
Language: English
When: February 2 from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Where: Horniman Circle Gardens

The Twelve Brothers
The play by Playpen Performing Arts is about a king who wants to kill his twelve sons, so that his thirteenth child will be a girl, and can inherit his kingdom. The plot builds and ten years later, after hearing of their existence from her mother, the sister leaves to find her brothers.
Language:
English
When:
February 3 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where:
MC Ghia Hall

Acting Workshop: Explore Your Potential
Learn the nuances of acting from theatre veteran Om Katare, Founder, Yatri Group.
Language:
Hindi / English
When: February 4 from 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: NGMA

Close Up Of 26/11
The play is a tribute to the brave soldiers, courageous policemen, victims and survivors of 26/11- the deadliest terror attack on Mumbai.
Language: Hindi
When: February 6 from 7 pm to 7:55 pm
Where: MC Ghia Hall

‘Bhoot… Manaatle Ki..?’
Bhoot is a symbolic representation of fears such as injustice, lust, corruption, blind faith, etc. The play is a satirical comical presentation on our education system.
Language:
Marathi
When:
February 8 from 6:15 pm to 7:05 pm
Where:
NGMA

Voice Workshop
The workshop involves learnings on modulation, pitch, silence, and expression, through voice exercises, breathing exercises, improvisations and expressing their emotions.
Language:
Hindi / English
When:
February 9 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where:
MC Ghia Hall

La La Land
The children’s play revolves around a boy named Rahul, who finds happiness in playing video games and how he learns a lesson from Goddess Saraswati.
Language:
Hindi / English
When:
February 10
Where:
NGMA

Buddha Sathiya Gaya Hai
A 59-year old inspector accidentally meets a 60+ woman and at some point, as they share each other’s life stories, they begin to realise that they can’t live as per their children’s choices.
Language: Hindi
When: February 10 from 3:45 om to 4:50 pm
Where: MC Ghia Hall