7 plays that you could watch in Mumbai this April


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Mumbai being the base entertainment, ‘theatre’ is the prime attraction in the city. There are several theatres which provide a platform for artists to perform diverse productions and entertain the audience.

Here are seven plays that you’ll love to watch in the month of April:


The Siddhus of Upper Juhu

Miss Drama in your life? Don’t worry. This comical and dramatic English play has all the exaggeration you need. Starring Rajit Kapur and Shernaz Patel as a middle-aged couple who live in 2 and a half BHK flat in Upper Juhu and struggle to get through their lives in Mumbai. Their house is at the fourteenth floor, the flush doesn’t work, the house stinks of unattended garbage, at the age of 50 he gets fired from his job, gets robbed, and gets a nervous breakdown. You get the gist, right?



The play runs on April 15, 2018, at Royal Opera House Theatre in Mumbai. Ticket price for the show ranges from ₹300 to ₹2,500.


Blueticks

Remember the good old times when communication between couples was real and not virtual? Blueticks, a Hindi play, tries to explore the romantic relations between couples in this world of technology. On the lines of comedy, the play travels through the wired combination of relationships and technology. 



The play will be performed on April 1, 2018, at Canvas Laugh Club in Lower Parel starring Rohan Shetty. Ticket price for the show is ₹350 and ₹500.


Sita 

This play tries to explore the ideology behind a prominent female character, Sita, in Valmiki’s epic Ramayana. With all the discussions about Sita being called a perfect wife, in terms of the patriarchal structure of our society, this play seeks the truth about this controversial character.



Sita will be performed on April 7, 2018, at CLAP in Malad starring Kiran Pavaskar. Ticket price for the show is ₹250.


Khidki 

Written and directed by Vikas Bahari, this play is a wonderful piece of art and revolves around the beautiful story of imagination and reality. Bahari says that “this play is a journey” which takes you along with the imagination of the two protagonists – starring Priyanka Sharma and Jatin Sarna. Go and watch this play to appreciate the art of theatre.



The play will be performed on April 14, 2018, at The Cuckoo Club in Bandra. Ticket price for the show is ₹350.


Shikhandi 

A play about the earliest known trans-character in Hindu Mythology who is famously recognised as the cause of Bhishma’s death. The play is in English and is comical which explores the life of Shikhandi and also the gender-based roles and the gender itself. Shikhandi was a runner-up at Sultan Padmasee Playwriting Awards in 2016.  



The play will be performed from April 12 to April 15 at NCPA in Nariman Point. Ticket price for the show is ₹500. Age Limit: 18 and above.


Class of 84 

Remember all the times you spent with your close friends in School and college? Class of 84 is a play about the reunion of seven friends, who studied together in St. Xavier’s College for 5 years, at a beach house because the eight one (Jojo) died. 



The play will be performed on April 14, 2018, at St. Andrews Auditorium in Bandra West and the ticket price for the show ranges from ₹350 to ₹1,500.


Rumi and Manto

Rumi and Manto, both of these writers are now literary icons, especially for the youth. Both of them talked about the aspects of the society we live in. Would you want them to be alive to comment on the evolution of our society? Well, this play very interestingly views the society through the lens of Rumi and Manto. Also, explores the idea of being an artist in this today’s society.

This play will be performed on April 8, 2018, at The Cuckoo Club in Bandra. Ticket price for the show is ₹450.

If you are interested to explore drama, love, and art then you should, without fail, check out these plays. 

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