Gillo Theatre Repertory’s
GULABO AUR PARIZAAD
A charming little tale about a little mouse and an even littler elf.
Duration: 1 hr (no interval)
@NCPA - 16th May 4pm
@Prithvi Theatre - 7th May 12 noon and 4 pm | 8th May 12 noon
Gulabo aur Parizaad is a story about a little mouse and a parizaad (elf). The play is based on two stories by Begum Qudsia Zaidi, published in the 1950s. How do you make friends with someone who is most unlike you? Getting to know this new person can be funny and strange, all at the same time. The parizaad shares his stories from across the universe and takes Gulabo on a wonderful, magical journey. They become friends, they play and party together and finally part ways. This is a charming tale of a friendship that lasts a few moments, but is remembered for a lifetime.
Gillo Theatre Repertory works exclusively in Theatre for Young Audiences, which includes content development, performance and training. Our focus is on developing and showcasing original Indian content; developing value for performing arts; creating age-specific performances; training performers and making theatre more accessible to children. We have a group of adult performers who stage short and full length plays for children of different age groups. Our current productions include Kyun-Kyun Ladki Hanuman Ki Ramayan, Taoos Chaman Ki Myna, She-He-Shey and other short plays. Though created for younger audiences, many of our productions equally appeal to adult and as a result we are now regularly invited to perform at theatre festivals across India. Creative workshops for children, teachers and parents are an important part of our effort to engage children and their community with the theatre arts.
CAST & CREDITS
Story: Begum Qudsia Zaidi
Adaptation: Shaili Sathyu
Lyrics: Poorna Swami
Design: Abir Patwardhan
Music: Hetal Varia
Movement: Timira Gupta
Cast: Devina Medda, Ghanshyam Tiwari, Vinati Makijany, Janit Temkar, Amit Bhargava, Manoj Karki
Production team: Tanya Mahajan, Afsana Ahmed, Shreyans Iyer, Jigna Khajuria, Pratik Shah, Nishna Mehta and others