Events at a Glance in the month of July 2018 at NCPA




JULY 2018
​ at a Glance​












OSCAR WILDE

An Ideal Husband
Theatre screening (150 mins)
Godrej Dance Theatre
Thursday, 12th July – 6.00 pm

An NCPA- More2Screen (UK) Presentation


A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast live at the NCPA, Godrej dance theatre from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company, and it will be directed by Jonathan Church.

Tickets: Rs.500/-
Box Office: 9th June for Members & 12th June for Public


Pinocchio
Hindustani Play
Godrej Dance Theatre
Sunday, 15th July – 12.00 pm


An NCPA Presentation

One of the powerful mediums that spawn holistically-endowed beings is theatre. Enriched with stories, music, narratives, dialogues and powerful acting, theatre can open up impressionable young minds to ideas and concepts they would probably never have dreamed of. Wanting to expose children to this efficacious medium, the NCPA has begun 'SundayMornings at NCPA', an endeavour that showcases a children's play every month.

Pinocchio has been adapted in almost every language all over the world. But it was never done in Hindustani. Pinocchio that will be staged at the NCPA on 15 July 2018, has been adapted to Hindutani by Gulzar Saab as a musical, based on the story of a puppet that comes alive. Geppeto the poor woodcarver carves himself a puppet out of a block of wood. A turquoise-haired Fairy takes pity on the old man and brings the puppet to life. Pinocchio wants to be a real boy, but the fairy puts Jiminy, the cricket as his conscience. He is the adviser Pinocchio needs to consult before deciding anything. Pinocchio is advised against telling lies and informed that his nose would increase each time he utters a lie.


Going his own way, ignoring the advice of his father, the fairy, and his conscience, Pinocchio soon falls in with a variety of bad company, including a fox and a cat that leads to grief and misery. What follows is the repentance of Pinocchio that leads to his absorption as a human being in the community of Geppeto.

Written by Gulzar
Music by Sudeep Banerji
Choreography by Shrikant Ahire
Produced by Lubna Salim
Designed and Directed by Salim Arif
Narrator: Sagar Vahi
Singers: Sonali,Shubham,Sohini,Kunal,Pankaj & Aman

Suggested age: 4 +

Cast: Shreya Acharya, Aditya Kothari, Neha, Palak Jaiswal, Shubham/Kunal, Sumit and Sam, Monika/Sudesh, Sohini, Amol, Sagar Vahi, Sonali, Shubham, Sohini & others

Tickets:
Rs.450 /- (Members)
Rs.500 /- (Public)

Box Office: 9th June for Members & 12th June for Public



NCPA Reality Check
Little Theatre
Thursday, 19th- 6.30 pm

In collaboration with the Cinema Collective1

Robert Doisneau: Through the Lens (78 mins)
English Commentary and English subtitles (Original: French)


Robert Doisneau is the celebrated photographer and author of one of the most iconic images of the 20th Century, “Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville”.  He became one of the most popular photographers in France and in the world. In his more than twenty books, he revealed a lovely view of human frailty and life as a series of incongruous moments.  For many, to look at his photographs is like flipping through a family album. This original and innovative documentary appropriates Robert Doisneau’s belongings and his private collection, as well as interviews with his friends and partners in order to celebrate one of the greatest artists of our time.

Directed by Clementine Deroudille
Produced by Jan Vasak

Admission on a first-come-first served basis. NCPA members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm


NONA
Malayalam Play (2 hours)
TATA Theatre
Saturday, 28th July at 7 PM

An NCPA Presentation 

​Nona is Malayalam theatre director Jino Joseph’s latest play to sweep the METAs in April 2018.

Nona, a socio-political satirical play, directed by the acclaimed Malayalam theatre personality, Jino Joseph, is set in rural India and examines pseudo - nationalism and casteism through the story of Govindan, his family and neighbours.

The narrative is about how Govindan’s conniving son Prasanth through his project of an advertisement film about the map of India in his courtyard creates boundaries that change the dynamics of a peaceful and connected community. Ultimately the villagers with the help of Govindan see through the sly motive of Prasanth and fight him back. The play culminates with the villagers rejoicing after wiping out the boundaries created by Prasanth.

Director: Jino Joseph
Producer: Black Theatre, Koduvally
​Cast: ​
Midhun Musafar
​,​ 
A K Shaji
​, ​
Priya  K S
​,​ 
Aswathy P
​, ​
Amal A K
​, ​
Anil Kumar T P
​​
, ​
Renji Kankol
​, 
Anagh Kakkoth
​,​ 
Arun K K
​, ​
Abin A P
​, ​
Rajeev
​ ​
Kumar P
​, ​
Sudhi Panoor
​ & others​
Tickets available at Book My Show

For further details/interviews contact:
Kajal Gadhia - 9820296123 / kajal@mindworkz.in
Events at a Glance in the month of July 2018 at NCPA Events at a Glance in the month of July 2018 at NCPA Reviewed by Sushil Gangwar on June 20, 2018 Rating: 5

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