Three years ago,the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) introduced the citys first multi-lingual annual theatre festival for premiering plays. Titled Centrestage,the ten-day festival is back for its fourth edition with 15 new productions in English,Marathi,Hindi and Gujarati.This years line-up boasts an interesting mix of genres ranging from family dramas,urban love stories as well as adaptations of Shakespeare,Hitchcock and Tagore. Along with regulars such as Akvarious,Awishkar and Tram Theatre,groups like Yatri,stand-up comedy group Schitzengiggles,Cartel and Jhoom will present for the first time.
Apart from the plays,a workshop on Commedia Dell Arte an Italian form of physical theatre is one of the highlights of the festival. Dont miss the Kalki Koechlin-written and performed play Colour Blind,which is based on Tagores relationship with Argentinian writer Victorie O Campo. The festival will begin on November 29 at NCPA in Nariman Point.