Wednesday July 5th, 2017 to
Sunday July 9th, 2017,
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Alliance Francaise of Madras,
Nungambakkam,Tamil Nadu 600006,
The world’s biggest short-play theatre festival is back again in Chennai! This year the festival will begin on the 5th of July and will run for four weeks, till the 30th of July. Prakriti Foundation and the Blu Lotus Foundation in association with the Alliance Française de Madras present this year’s festival. 72 plays have been shortlisted for theShort and Sweet Theatre Festival South India 2017. This festival is managed by PS Events and Eventjini is the ticketing partner. The annual sponsors are HDFC Mutual Fund and Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund. The prize sponsors are Amdavadi and Mangala Heritage. The sound Partner is Zebronics. The Gala will take place on the 29th and 30th of July. The Gala prize sponsors are Silkworm Boutique and Studio Bassam.
There are 10 plays in the Top 40 for Week 1. All the plays will be performed on 4 days - 5th, 7th, 8th & 9th of July from 7-9pm . The plays are as listed below
Top 40 - Week 1
ITC: Theatre Paradisso
Director: Sudarsun R
Writer: Vasanthi S Pillai
Cast: Karthik Sridhar, Aadhavi Chandrashekar, Aravind Ram, Vasanthi S Pillai
Synopsis: A couple realizes Love is never ending but there are some pauses & snoozes.
2. Under The Microscope
Director: Charles Britto
Writer: Karen Lothan
Cast: Anusha Premabalakrishnan, Bhavika G
Synopsis: Two amoebas break their evolutionary traits to fall in love.
3. Nilavin Kanavu
Director: Vikram Dhanasekar
Writer: Kamatchi Kaleeswaran
Cast: Kriti Srinivas, Robinsingh, Padmashree Srinivas, Mayuri Raman, Dhakshini, Venkat Sharma, +3 singers
Synopsis: All of us fantasize, but do we choose that over reality?
4. Build a wall
Director: Krithika Anand
Writer: Cary Pepper
Cast: Kamatchi Kaleeswaran, Parshathy Nath
Synopsis: When you build a wall…things happen.
5. Jippugal Jakirathai
Writer: Baskar R
Cast: Baskar, Prasanna Ramkumar, Chandrasekhar, Santhosh Sellam, R.P Rajanayahem, Ranjith
Synopsis: An 11 year old boy gets caught in an awkward and funny kind of situation and how he comes out of it.
ITC: Naveena Koothupattarai
Director: Jagadeesh Kanna
Writer: Jagadeesh Kanna
Cast: Sameera, Aadhira Pandilakshmi, Karthi Kak, Gokul Rangarajan, Aneesh, Sankar, Aarumugam
Synopsis: Play name says it all.
7. Sexy Beth’s Giant Dildo Collection
Director: Vinod Anand
Writer: Greg Gould
Cast: Arvind R Vyaas, Mitra Visveswaran, Krishna Kumar. S
Synopsis: No. We are not talking about a giant, ugly extinct bird. Ask your Dad.
8. Rice Water
Director: Regin Rose
Cast: Porkodi, Sarah Monu, Vidhur Rajarajan, Gnani, Dinesh, Manikavel, Roy
Synopsis: What would have happened if the ordeal of the iron lady of Manipur ended much earlier? A story retold from the point of view of the mother.
9. Flight of the Cows
Director: Sushant Alexander
Writer: Rex McGregor
Cast: Madhumeetha B, Candice Rozario, Anandhakrishnan Janakiraman
Synopsis: Clover & Lucille are two cows on a farm just outside Chennai city, the plot thickens when Tiger-the horse arrives.
ITC: Theatre Nisha
Director: Meera Sitaraman
Writer: Balakrishnan Venkataraman
Cast: Shakthi Ramani, Vishwa Bharath and Srivaralaxmi Maya
Synopsis: The story of Gunapathy, the other brother of Ganesha, with the human head and elephant body.