With a spectacular assemblage of the finest of theatre, the 15th edition of Old World Theatre Festival will be held in Delhi from October 8, 2016 to October 16, 2016. Presented by Old World Culture, the festival will be held at India Habitat Center, Delhi, and Epicenter in Gurgaon. The festival will host 10 thought provoking plays that will not only entertain but also pose a challenge to some of the pressing issues in the current times such as gender, religion and faith, freedom, eroding ecosystem and stereotyping.
The Ramayana retains the dramatic intensity of Gopal Sharman’s play which explores the human characters of Rama and Sita with reverence, delicacy and insight, through some of the most exquisite stage writing in modern theatre.
When & Where: 8th October at 7:30 pm at The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World and 9th October at 7:30 pm at Epicentre
Set in picturesque Kashmir during winter, Barff is a thriller spanning one night. Desperate parents of an ailing child and an unsuspecting doctor are the three lives caught in the whirlwind of conflicting questions of truth, reality and belief.
When & Where: 9th October at 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm at The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World and 8th October at 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm at Epicentre
The play traces the awakening of Nora Helmer from her previously unexamined life of domestic, wifely comfort. Having been ruled her whole life by either her father, or her husband Torvald, Nora finally comes to question the foundation of everything she has believed in once her marriage is put to the test.
When & Where: 10th October at 7:00 pm at The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World and 11th October at 7:30 pm at Epicentre
THE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB AKA TAPE
Set in the thriving underground club scene in Mumbai, this show follows the lives of various drag kings (female artistes who dress up as men, and perform like them, mostly exaggerating the masculine mannerisms) who perform in the city.
When & Where: 11th & 12th October at 7:00 pm at The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World
Wildtrack is the story of a man and a woman who share a magical companionship. A relationship that has to be secretive, because it’s so precious. And, then, one day, he starts to lose his memory. Along with it, he’s losing the language that he shared with this other woman. And because he’s losing their shared language, he’s also losing their shared memory.
When & Where: 11th & 12th October at 7:00 pm at Amphitheatre, Habitat World
AGNES OF GOD
Agnes of God tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the child was the result of an immaculate conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation.
When & Where: 13th & 14th October at 7:00 pm at The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World and 12th October at 7:30 pm at Epicentre
The play follows the story of a farming family, silently collapsing into itself as industrial farming leaves in its wake noxious fields, people, and ecosystems. It explores the possibility of our nourishment becoming our poison.
When & Where: 13th & 14th October at 7:00 pm at Amphitheatre, Habitat World
Koogu, the Kannada word for or , is a solo performance comprising of a series of vignettes based on real events, some that occurred in the performer’s life a grandmother who considered dancing, memories of a church choir, an attempt to run the marathon – all examined in the light of larger ideas of freedom, culture and tradition.
When & Where: 15th & 16th October at 7:00 pm at Amphitheatre, Habitat World
Ladies Sangeet explores a debate on gender stereotyping, through the hilarious situations arising at a house that is preparing for a sangeet ceremony for Radha’s wedding.
When & Where: 15th October at 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm at The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World and 16th October at 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm at Epicentre
WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre. With no rehearsal, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage.
When & Where: 16th October at 7:00 pm at The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World
Amphitheatre and Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon
Entry : By tickets available at
Online : BookMyShow
Offline : At the venue if not sold out
The price for the tickets starts at Rs 200 and goes up to Rs 1000, depending on the play you choose to watch.