Wednesday July 5th, 2017 to
Sunday July 9th, 2017,
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Alliance Francaise of Madras,
Nungambakkam,Tamil Nadu 600006,

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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

1. Meelavattam

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

ITC: Koothu-P-Pattarai

Director: Ravi

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.

6. Phoenix

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

Writer: Nallasivan

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. 

10. Gunapathy

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. 



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