The Company Theatre, one of Mumbai’s most innovative theatre groups, has created a Bollywood-meets-Shakespeare musical adaptation of Twelfth Night.
In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged – one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio.
When Orsino engages a cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follow.
A runaway success, the contagiously joyful Piya Behrupiya (Twelfth Night) has since been performed nearly 100 times across India and around the world. Translated by Amitosh Nagpal, Piya Behrupiya (Twelfth Night) will be performed in Hindi with English surtitles.
The Cultch & Diwali Fest Present Piya Behrupiya (Twelfth Night)
Dates: October 11 to 22; October 12 to 15, 18 to 22, 8pm; October 16 & 22, 2pm
Venue: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: From $25; available online or by phoning 604.251.1363
Enjoy a post-show Q&A on October 12, 18, 19 (evening) and October 16 (matinee).
Photos courtesy of Company Theatre.