BWW Previews: TEE at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai
Are you in mood for some chills and thrills? Horror -- a genre rarely experimented with on Indian stage takes centerstage at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai later this month.
The play titled TEE promises to take you on a spooky and somewhat nostalgic trip. The storyline is loosely based on various horror folk stories taken from the regions of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The tales that grandmothers would tell during olden times and have continued to pass on from one generation to another. Eerie stories, that have continued to haunt people for years but are told and re-told in a strange quest to perhaps preserve the tales. Whether make-believe, hearsay or a spooky tradition but these tales have stayed with us and hold a significance.
Director Pritesh Sodha weaves together in this Marathi play all these folk tales that have continued as a oral tradition in parts of Kutch and Maharashtra in India.
Talking about his play Sodha says, "The play is scary and very eerie. Apart from the horror factor, the play uses Marathi and Gujarati folklore to tell the story. We all remember tales which our grandparents, and later on friends used to tell us about haunted buildings and living spirits. I have incorporated those tales in the play."
So go ahead and put your brave front as you enjoy this spooky ride.
Where & when: Saturday. August 26, 5pm and 8 pm at Prithvi Theatre Juhu.