Many Shades of Modern Culture Under One Roof

The Humming Tree offers a platter overflowing with fun events this month

Published: 25th August 2015 05:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2015 05:04 AM   |  A+A-

Meet Madbeth

Amidst thunder and lightning, the three witches meet with Beth and Banquo, from there on... there is only chaos as Beth tries his best to live up to the prophesies with his imaginary friend Banquo. Together they narrate this murderous tale sincerely.Welcome to a roller-coaster ride created by Beth and Banquo (with due credit to William Shakespeare). The Tragedy of Madbeth is a highly interactive physical comedy inspired by Shakespeare’s classic. A profound allegory that dissolves the space between observer and performer. The performance is a combination of slapstick, acrobatics, mime, songs and improvisations.Madbeth is an award winning production that has performed across the country and several parts of the world.

Event: Madbeth: One man, One Throne, One Crown and a Hillariously Tragic Experience

Date: Thursday, August 27

Time: 8:30 pm

Tickets:  At

Homegrown sounds

Homegrown is an Indian youth media company.

1].jpgThe three co-founders of Homegrown will be at Humming Tree to interact more intimately with Bengalureans and give a talk, which will see them share their journey, while providing a little more insight into the creative ecosystem they’re trying to develop. There will also be an open session for people to ask questions and learn more about who they are and what they do. Keeping them company will be Algorythm, a pot-pourri of fresh, eclectic, syncopated beats peppered with some funk.

Event: Homegrown Disorbed (Music by Algorythm)

Date: Friday August 28

Time: 9 pm   Entry: Free

The pretentious dude is here

Like everyone, stand-up comedian

Kanan Gill also has a story to tell, one filled with his personal experiences and misfortunes and peppered with some of his opinions. This week, he brings to the Bengaluru audience a peek into his thoughts and takes the audience through a hilarious journey into the unknown. Kanan is best known for his hilariously Pretentious Movie Reviews along with friend and equally bright comic talent, Biswa. And he has successfully ventured into stand-up comedy. This year, he has been touring with a collection of material from his  stand-up comedy routines.

Event: Feelings In India with Kannan Gill

Date: Wednesday, August 26

Time: 9 pm, Tickets:

Shape the world

2.jpgGlobal Shapers Bengaluru,  in partnership with The Humming Tree, will present a screening of the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour, followed by a discussion on privacy, the Internet and our rights. “From now, know that every border you cross, every purchase you make, every call you dial, every cell phone tower you pass, friend you keep, article you write, site you visit, subject line you type, and packet you route, is in the hands of a system whose reach is unlimited but whose safeguards are not,” so said Edward Snowden in Citizenfour, a documentary that traces his journey and provides important commentary on the state of privacy, human rights and government surveillance. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with Thejesh GN and Karthik Balakrishna. Thejesh is an independent technologist, developer, blogger, and data enthusiast. He is the co-founder and chairman of DataMeet Trust. Recently, Thejesh published a code that was being inserted into user browsing windows by a foreign technology company, and this gained widespread media coverage. Karthik is a young technologist at the heart of the #savetheinternet net neutrality campaign. Karthik has interned with HasGeek and is passionate about freedom of choice on the Internet.

Event:  Citizenfour, documentary screening and discussion

Date: Sunday, August 30

Time: 5 pm

Entry: RSVP at


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