All eyes this way!

All eyes this way!

All eyes this way!

It's bigger, it's better and it's here. The 'Deccan  Herald Theatre Festival 2017',  one of the flagship properties of Deccan Herald, has come back to celebrate the finest theatre talent in
the city.

Pioneered three decades ago,  the brand encourages and promotes the city's talent and provides a unique experience to theatre enthusiasts in Bengaluru through this iconic property.  

This year marks yet another landmark for Deccan Herald with the launch of its much-awaited theatre platform for college students. The launch pad will enable young theatre enthusiasts to showcase their creativity at a professional festival.  

Auditions for participating colleges will take place on November 11 and 12 at Rangoli Metro Art Centre, MG Road. The top three contenders from among these college teams will get a chance to perform on December 4 at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore as part of the  festival.

There is also a stellar lineup of plays  that will be performed at the festival this year. The opening act is Quasar Thakore Padamsee's 'Mother Courage and Her Children' which will
be performed on December 3, 7 pm onwards at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram.  

A new rendition of German playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht's classic, the play  talks about survival, entrepreneurship and the absurdity of war. The cast includes some legendary names like  Arundhati Nag,  Aseem Hattangady,  Asif Ali Beg,  Junaid Khan,  Keith Sequeira and more.

Vandana Prabhu's 'A Little Calm Before the Storm' will be staged on December 5, 7.30 pm onwards at Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar.  Comedy sketch 'A Funny Thing Called Life', directed by Prashanth Nair, will be staged on December 8, 8.30 pm onwards at BFlat's new property in Whitefield.  Pawan Kumar's 'The Woman in Me' will be performed on December 9, 7 pm onwards at MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar.  'Boiled Beans on Toast' will be performed
on December 10, 7 pm onwards at  Good Shepherd Auditorium, Museum Road.  Prakash Belawadi will be directing this drama written by  Girish Karnad.