Kala ghoda Art Festival 2014


“All the world's a stage.”

- William Shakespeare


Theatre - a gregarious form that combines arts, dance, music, literature to create masterpieces that fire away the imagination of the audience.  At the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival watch all kinds of theatre…. tragedy, comic humour. Veterans and amateur directors put together plays across many genres and languages.

Our thematic for the 2014 festival is ‘RANG BARAAT’.

We look forward to seeing you at our theatre venues at NGMA, Horniman Circle Garden, Max Mueller Bhavan and Artists' Centre.

Acknowledgements: Ankur Parekh - Theatre Curator Team, Hanif Patni, Manav Pande & Jeet Basu (Ekjute Theatre Group) • Sonali Thakker

White Lily Aani Night Rider

7:30 pm at Horniman Circle

Presented By: Sai Sakshi & Sokul Presentation  

Written & Directed By: Rasika Joshi & Milind Phatak

Cast: Sonali Kulkarni & Milind Pathak

Duration: 2 hrs 20 mins

Language: Marathi

“White Lily And Night Rider” The play revolves around two forty something singletons, Bhakti and Keshav, who chat online using the handles White Lily and Night Rider. Bizarrely fantastical names for two people who lead mundane lives, utterly devoid of romance or adventure. But they do something completely unexpected – they decide to meet, to see if the online compatibility works offline too. 

Karl Marx in Kalbadevi

6:00 pm at House of Tales

Presented By: Ideas Unlimited

Written By: Uttam Gada

Directed By: Manoj Shah

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins

Language: Gujarati

“Karl Marx in Kalbadevi” Karl Marx has arrived is Kalbadevi. He wants to speak and waits endlessly for a chance, but Mumbai has neither time nor an inclination to listen to him on his lecture on economics, politics or philosophy. Though, somehow through a comical mix-up he gets a chance and he talks about his family, friends, The DAS KAPITAL and bolls on his butt, as well as the enormous and magnanimous ‘Thali’ he had at Bhagat Tarachand. 

East India Comedy Presents: Sapan Verma, Azeem Banatwala, Nick Pillow and Sonali Thakker

8:00 pm at House of Tales

Presented By: East India Comedy

Stand Ups by: Sapan Verma & Angad Ranyal, Simran Bir Singh and Nick Pillow & Sonali Thakker 

Duration: 1 hr

Language: English

East India Comedy, headed by India's top comedian Sorabh Pant, is your one-stop solution for everything comedy. From stand-up shows to script writing to comedy workshops, we've got it all covered, and there isn't a corner of the country we aren't willing to colonise with our comedy. Provided someone pays for our ship.

The Lovers

7.15 pm at NGMA

Presented By: Preksha Theatre Group

Written By: Harold Pinter 

Directed by: Mr. Shyam Kishore 

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins

Language: English

‘The Lovers’ present us with an archetypal situation in which an ultra-respectable couple acts out afternoon fantasies as lover and whore. Harold Pinter’s fascinating writing skill leads us into a triangular jealousy-drama enacted by two people and shows the danger of splitting our sexual lives into watertight compartments. The play makes a serious social point: that whereas the wife adapts easily to her dual role as respectable consort and randy mistress, the husband slowly cracks under the strain of a double identity. The Lovers stands the inevitable test of time pretty well and it goes very well with our opening up social views.


7:00 pm at Max Mueller Bhavan

Presented By: New Theatre Group

Written by: Girish Karnad

Directed By: Avadhut Pavaskar

Duration: 2 hrs 55 mins

Language: Hindi

“Hayvadana” Life is an incredible journey of incompleteness, the true joy of life lies in living and fulfilling its every moment with the pleasure of satisfaction. Beauty lies in the originality and incompleteness of nature. So accepting the world, the people around us, is what life is all about.

Naatak Achcha Hai Zaroor Dekhna

6:00 pm at Artist's Center

Presented By: Rang Nirvana Theatre

Directed By: Rakesh Sharma

Duration: 50 mins

Language: Hindi

“Naatak Achcha Hai, Zaroor Dekhna” is a story of two actors who find it difficult to stage a play which is already announced. They don’t even have co-actors, set properties, costumes, lights, sounds, etc. due to lack of funds. Now they decide to perform another play in front of the audience. How far will they be able to avoid confusions and entertain the audience with this improvisation is to be seen.


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at ARTISTS' CENTRE

Panel Discussion
1. Sanjay Goradia
2. Shaili Sathyu
3.Jehan Manekshaw
4. Deepa Gahlot
5. Purva Naresh
6. Quasar Thakore Padamsee