Prithvi Festival is the annual festival organised by Mumbai’s Prithvi Theatre around its anniversary, which is celebrated on November 5. The festival, which was launched in 1983, showcases new, emerging and past theatre performances. Adishakti, Ansh, Complicite, Motley, Naya Theatre, Rage Productions and Theatre Unit are just a few of the theatre groups that have staged productions at the festival, many of which have premiered at the event. Along with plays, the events have included talks and music concerts.
The Prithvi Festival has occasionally travelled to other cities such as New Delhi (1995, 1998, 2000, 2004), Pune (2000), Bengaluru (2004, 2005) and Dubai (2016, 2017). The festival, which did not take place in 2020 and 2021 on account of the pandemic, returned in 2022. It witnessed 10 days of plays, music performances, dance recitals and conversations with actors about their journey and aspirations. The stage talk featured Radhika Apte, Adil Hussain, Shefali Shah, Jim Sarbh, Piyush Mishra, Neena Kulkarni and Ali Fazal among others.
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Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Sandals, flip flops, sneakers (perfect option if it’s not likely to rain) or boots (but make sure they are worn in). You need to keep those feet tappin’. On that note, carry a bandana or a scrunchie to avoid tressy accidents with your fellow festival-goers.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
About Prithvi Theatre
Prithvi Theatre is a subsidiary of the Shri Prithviraj Kapoor Memorial Trust and Research…
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