Events of the week

ByProma Chakraborty

Dec 24, 2019

Drama fest

What: Delhi theatre lovers are in for a treat as Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts is back with its annual Panna Bharat Ram Theatre Festival. The festival brings acclaimed, award-winning productions along with great opening shows to its audience. Among them is a Hindi adaptation of William Inge’s Splendor in The Grass which is directed by Feisal Alkazi. Girish Karnad’s Agni Aur Barkha is a poignant play that revolves around power and relives age-old myths with its multi-faceted characters who transcend time. The festival aims to showcase myriad shades of human emotions with brilliant acting skills by well-known actors. It will also stage Compunction by Kaushik Bose, a psychological thriller that explores the psyche of guilt. Joseph Kesselring’s play Arsenic and Old Lace is a farcical black comedy revolving around the D’Silva family of Vasai, which will leave you quite shocked. Shrilal Shukla’s Dastan-e-Raag Darbari is a brutally honest satire on the politics and society and exposes the nexus between corrupt officials and decaying education.

When: December 21-29 (7 pm onwards)

Where: Shri Ram Centre, 4 Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House

Christmas spirit

What:  Santa and his merry elves have worked extra hard to make Christmas extra special at Select Citywalk. This Christmas, it transforms into a winter wonderland, with a giant Christmas tree showcasing special LED light display, Santa’s arc full of gifts, snow globes and festive decor spreading cheer. Gear up for the festive season with the special Christmas Market, which offers everything from special gifts for loved ones to cute knick-knacks and home decor.

When: December 18 – 26

Where: Select CityWalk, Saket

Classical dance

What: Featuring artists from five countries who are eminent names in themselves, Ras Raj Foundation, in association with Pracheen Kala Kendra, is going to organise a unique blend of Indian classical dance. A two-day event, ‘Nritya Rang’ will spread its colours of multi-national dance extravaganza. The event kicks off with a dance recital by France-based Sharmila Sharma. The evening will have performances of Deodatt Persaud and celebrated exponent Durga Arya, both hailing from Germany. Nritya Rang’s penultimate performance will feature Singapore-based Afsar Khan. The event will be yet another attempt to bring great performers on one stage and provide hope of uniting all together and spreading the popularity of Indian classical dance.

When: December 20 -21 (6:30 pm onwards)

Where: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg, Mandi House