- Qadir Ali Baig Theater Foundation in collaboration with KARVY brings the A Celebration of World Class Theatre
- Festival is bought in association with Telangana Tourism, the Embassy of France, Ministry of Culture, Salar Jung Museum, and Government of Telangana.
- This Year’s Theme: ‘Biographies’.
- Fringe Section : ‘Bouquet’
Today the festival bought two Plays –
- THE ONE AND ONLY NANA:
The One And Only Nana is based on the Indian classic ‘Ghasiram Kotwal’s’ character, where Nana takes a trip into the present with meaningful and humorous anecdotes. The play was in English and was performed by none other than Mohan Agashe who is fondly known as Nana Phadnavis. Ghashiram Kotwal goes down in the history of Indian theatre as one of its greatest plays for its honest portrayal of how power corrupts men, leading them to devalue human rights.
- JUG JUG JIYO:
Jug Jug Jiyo is a story that unfolds over one night and unravels dark secrets hidden for over three decades. It is a story of two childhood friends, widows for all appearances, living and sharing a small house in a small town. Samyukta and Simran. Samyukta runs a morgue, and Simran runs her son’s life. Samyukta’s daughter, Sia and Simran’s son, Siraj, childhood sweethearts, are in a live-in relationship unknown to their mothers. Their visit to their mothers from Mumbai on one night is when the play opens. One small confrontation between Sia and Siraj starts revealing the secrets that Simran and Samyukta have carefully concealed for last three decades. Soon only shards of broken relationships litter the stage. When it seems as if there is no resolution to this devastation, love, and hope, they raise their tiny heads tentatively, and invite trust back into the fold. The Play was directed and written by Smita Bharathi, and enacted by Dolly Ahluwalia Tewari, Meeta Vashishtha, Amit Dolawat, Jyotsana Sharma