Visiting Mumbai or residing here? There is no dearth of entertainment in the haven of Bollywood. But you may be headed elsewhere if you are theatre and not a movie buff.
Welcome to Prithvi Theatre, the best address in town for performing arts like theatre, concerts and kid’s shows. If you want to catch the most happening acts in theatre, head for Prithvi.
Prithvi goes back as long back as 1978 and was set up as an initiative of Sri Prithviraj Kapoor Memorial Trust and Research foundation. Its aim was to promote professional theatre, particularly Hindi theatre.
It manages and provides an ideal theatre space, well equipped in all respects. It features all types of technical facilities and makes them available to theater groups at minimal prices.
Prithvi Theatre hosts different kinds of shows from Tuesday to Sunday every week. It features over 643 shows annually and has an average attendance figure of 77%.
Prithvi Theater caters to plays in multiple languages like English, Gujarati, Marathi and Hindi. During summer, it hosts a variety of programs catering to children. November is the time when it hosts the Annual Prithvi Theatre Festival.
Let’s look at some of the upcoming events at the theatre, so you can plan to make a trip to the venue and have a great time:
SOI@Prithvi: Date is May 9, Monday at 8.00 p.m. Classic Mondays Conversational Concert with Karl Lutchmayer on Piano.
Lecturer and pianist Karl Lutchmayer plays the piano and discusses growth of piano music from Chopin to Bartok. He plays pieces like those by Liszt, Ravel, Chopin and Bartok.
Jhumru and Jhumri.in by Ekjute Theatre Group. Date is Thursday, 12th May at 12.00 pm.
Director got inspiration for the story while travelling from Sagar to Bhopal. The scene outside was absolutely beautiful because of the monsoons. This inspired the director to dream up the story of an unlikely friendship between a lion cub and a fawn and how their friendship shook the entire forest. The director recounted this concept to Mithilesh Singh, her senior colleague who took up the task to frame a play based on this story. He submitted his play to the director who was very happy with his effort and who lauded him for doing the rare thing: creating a Hindi play, that too for children. The play is being enacted by the Ekjute theatre group.
James Aur Ek Giant Peach: By Rangbaaz production. Date is Sunday, 15 May at 12.00 pm.
This is the story of James Trotter whose parents were eaten by a rhino and now has to live with his disgusting aunts. One day, miraculously, a giant peach grows in their garden. Now James and the Giant peach roll away towards a wonderful and amazing place.
Bade Miyan Deewane: By Rangbaaz Production. Date is Saturday, 14 May at 9.00 p.m.
The play is the interesting story of a wealthy octogenarian who lives a flamboyant life of luxury and is enamored by a young, beautiful girl in his vicinity who turns out to be the love interest of his son.
These are some of the exciting and enjoyable events to be showcased in Prithvi Theatre in the coming days.