After successfully making its debut last year, the Hyderabad Theatre Festival is now in its second outing. Titled the Hyderabad Theatre & Short-Film Festival
, it has been scheduled for 19th to 25th July, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. A total of 7 plays and 6 short films will be screened during the week-long festival.
The penultimate day, the 24th of July, will feature a play "A Temporary Matter", written by Jhumpa Lahiri and directed by the Expressions Troupe. The 95-minute play is an adaptation of the short story "A Temporary Matter" from Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter Of Maladies". The story follows 5 evenings in the relationship of a young tragedy-struck couple through a game that they play across a series of power cuts.
Shukumar and Shoba are a young couple whose marriage is at an impasse. One day, they receive a notice from the power company explaining that their neighborhood will be without power one hour each evening, at 8, for the next 5 days.
They spend each of these nights in the dark, sharing secrets with each other. Each confession becomes more bold and reveals a larger flaw in their marriage, until their impending separation becomes clear.
Samahaara is a non-profit cultural society based in Hyderabad. For the last 6 years, it has been making efforts at taking theatre to the young minds of Hyderabad. The members include young working professionals and students.
Donor passes are priced at Rs. 500, Rs. 250 and Rs. 100 per head for each day. The passes are available at the following Cafe Coffee Day outlets:
- Cafe Coffee Day, City Center Mall
- Cafe Coffee Day, Opp. Taj Krishna
- Cafe Coffee Day, S P Road
- Cafe Coffee Day, Jubilee Hills Rd. No. 36
- Cafe Coffee Day, ISB
- Cafe Coffee Day, GVK One
- Cafe Coffee Day, Somajiguda
- Cafe Coffee Day, Himayathnagar
- Cafe Coffee Day, Madhapur
- Cafe Coffee Day, Raheja Mindspace
Please contact Ratna Shekar Reddy, president of Samahaara, at 98852-88982 for further details.