Millennium Post

Playing one at a time!

And the year comes to an end. Yet there’s something you must not miss before that! Get ready to for some classic experience as the Capital is going to stage some enthralling performances. Pierrot’s Troupe brings its  four classic plays before this year comes to an end. Ghalib, Chacha Chakkan Ke Karnaame, Shah Jahan-o-Mumtaz, Ghalib in New Delhi are the plays which are going to be staged at different venues in the Capital.

December 21 will see the Urdu play Ghalib (a part of Shri Ram Centre Theatre Festival). It is a vivacious account of the life and times of Mira Asadullah Khan Ghalib, with none other than Tom Alter playing the legendary poet.

The play is punctuated with lots of music, poetry, dance, literary anecdotes and historical episodes that make one thoroughly entertained, humoured, informed, educated and finally swayed away. It will be staged at Shri Ram Centre at 6.30 pm.

Chacha Chakkan Ke Karnaame is the following comedy-Hindustani play to be staged on December 23 at Abhimanch, NSD at 7 pm. It is a part of Qudsiya Zaidi Centenary celebrations. A laugh, a second comedy about the quirky misadventures of a middle aged gentleman named Chacha Chakkan. 

Pierrot’s Troupe is never shy and short of springing comedies, historicals and surprises. So this time around, it brings to you; the play – Shah Jahan-o-Mumtaz; the Protagonist - Mumtaz Mahal and the playwright - Dilip Hiro.

The play is not the usual stuff- the story of Shahjahan’s love and affection for his favorite wife whose sad end paved the way for a good beginning - the making of the Taj Mahal. It rather questions the very basis of the Taj. What is it - a symbol of someone’s love or grief or guilt? Find the answers in the play, a drama of love, power and intrigue and a unique portrayal of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan that sweeps away all earlier perceptions about them. The play will be staged at India Habitat Centre at 7 pm.

Bringing in the extravanganza to an end, Ghalib In New Delhi will be staged on 28 December at Stein Auditorium at 7 pm.  The Hindi comedy  deals with Mirza Ghalib’s re-birth in 21st century New Delhi, highlighting his trials, travails and tribulations – from his second birth at the ISBT in Delhi to staying in a Servant Quarter with a University student from Patna. So mark the dates and head over!

December 21, 23, 27 and 28 
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