Mela 2017


Naatak Presents its 59th Production

6 Plays in 6 Languages

Mela ’17

મેળો · मेळा · মেলা · மேளா · मेla · मेला

(With Super-Titles in English)

Show Dates: September 4 – 16, 2017

Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, CA

About the Plays

1. காஞ்சியின் துயரம் (A Tragedy in Kanchi) – Tamil

Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Soumya Agastya | Produced by Archana Kamath | Translated by Kalpathy Sunderam
A silk merchant confronts his young wife and her royal lover. Oscar Wilde’s classic switches to Chen-Tamizh in our musical adaptation.

2. লোকে কি বলবে? (What Will People Say?) – Bengali

Written by Alice Gerstenberg
Directed by Sudipta Chatterjee | Produced by Deepika Sriraman | Translated and adapted by Sudipta Chatterjee
A woman shares juicy gossip about a romantic dalliance involving three of her friends.

3. સાંભળ, તું બહાર જાય છે? (Everyone Loves an Errand Boy) – Gujarati

Based on Saadat Hasan Manto’s play ‘Aao Baat to Suno’
Directed by Natraj Kumar | Produced by Devika Ashok | Adapted by Paresh Vyas & Vikas Dhurka
A farcical comedy about a typical lazy Sunday that turns out to be anything but.

4. खिड़की (The Window) – Hindi

Written by Saki (H H Munro)
Directed by Mugdha Kulkarni | Produced by Chaitanya Godsay
The mystery of a missing husband and an open living room window.

5. पाचव्या मजल्यावरचा वेडा (The Mad Man On the Fifth Floor) – Marathi

Written by Anil Sonar
Directed by Anannya Joshi | Produced by Adwait Joshi
A madman stands on the ledge of a fifth floor window. How did he get there? What is he up to?

6. Naatak Improv – Hinglish

Written by YOU, the audience
Directed by Neha Goyal and Abhay Paranjape
Unscripted theater that is spontaneous, creative and fun. Each Improv show differs from the other, based on audience suggestions and the Improv games played in that show.

Run-time: 2.5 hours (including a 15 min intermission)
Children under 8 will not be admitted


MON Sep 04, 4 pm
FRI Sep 08, 8 pm
SAT Sep 09, 6 pm
SUN Sep 10, 4 pm
SAT Sep 16, 4 pm

**Deep discounts available for 10 or more tickets. Please call 408.499.5692 or email


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**No Service Fees for any purchase**

Individual Tickets

General:    $25
VIP:   $35
VVIP: $45

Group Tickets (for 4+ tickets)

General Group: $23
VIP Group: $33


Cubberley Theater,
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303


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The difference between VVIP, VIP and GEN categories:
Though all seats are good seats in Cubbereley Theater, the seating location as seen in this image is the prime difference. Rows #2 & #3 are assigned for VVIP seating, Rows #1, 4,5,6 are assigned for VIP seating and the rest are General seating.
Cubberley Theater Palo Alto Seating Chart