16th Old World Theatre Festival to start from Friday

New Delhi: Regarded as one of the most prestigious and pioneering festivals in the national capital, the 16th edition of the Old World Theatre Festival (OWTF) is back in town.

Being held at the Stein Auditorium and Amphitheatre of the India Habitat Centre, the theatre festival, which starts from October 6 and continues till 15, will showcase 15 stunning productions.

The nine-day festival will present “The Glass Menagerie” directed by Rajit Kapur, Rahul da Cunha’s “Love Letters” with Rajit Kapur and Shernaz Patel in the lead, Neel Sengupta’s adaptation of T.S Eliot’s “Love Prufrock”, Akarsh Khurana’s “Dhumrapaan”, The Company Theatre’s “Khwaab Sa” directed by Atul Kumar and Divya Jagdale’s “Toxic”.

The line-up also includes Manav Kaul’s knee-dropping romantic comedy “Chuhal”, Hemant Pandey’s folksy musical ensemble “Lassanwala”, award-winning children’s play “How Cow Now Cow”, Patchworks ensemble’s futuristic take on the urban conundrum “Fly By Night”, Deepika Arwind’s unforgiving solo act “No Rest in the Kingdom”, Vinay Sharma’s surreal duet “Yahan”, Faezaeh Jalalil’s audacious “Shikhandi”.

“This year, we have tried to bring the best from the world of Indian theatre, not just plays which belong to major cities but also from towns. Our aim is to break the quintessential concept of theatre. And we can assure that the line-up will never fail to disappoint viewers,” Vidyun M. Singh, Director of Programmes, India Habitat Centre told IANS.

“There is a whole new theatre audience that is growing, especially the youths are showing much interest. The audience now wants to see more of experimental and off beat themes and stories and OWTF promises to present so,” she added.

The tickets for the show are available on e-commerce platform Bookmyshow as well as at the Programmes Desk at the India Habitat Centre on all days of the week.