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 (Tamil) – A TRAGEDY IN KANCHI – Tamil

Directed by Soumya Agastya | Produced by Archana Kamath | Translated by Kalpathy Sunderam
A drama about a silk merchant, his wife, and a lover prince. Oscar Wilde’s classic switches to Chen-Tamizh in our adaptation.

2. লোকে কী 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 gossip-mongering neighbor tries to convince three people that they’re having an affair.

3. ડાબા પગ નો ખેલ (A game of left leg) – Gujarati

Written by Naushil Mehta
Directed by Natraj Kumar | Produced by Devika Ashok
A comedy about what not to say when in love.

4. खिड़की (The Window) – Hindi

Written by Saki (H H Munro)
Directed by Mugdha Kulkarni | Produced by Chaitanya Godsay
All is not what it seems in this boy meets girl story.

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 mad man is standing on the ledge of a 5th 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 theatre, which is spontaneous, creative and fun. Each Improv show differs from the other based on the audience suggestions and Improv games played in that show.