Gimme more!

The next two weeks will see nearly 20 scripts being staged. The best 11 plays will be performed at the Gala Finals.

Published: 10th July 2013 10:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2013 10:38 AM   |  A+A-

With nearly 20 plays performed in the first week alone, one would think the audience might be a tad saturated with all the theatre that is going on. But you'd be surprised. With two more weeks still to go for the theatre festival, Short and Sweet Chennai 2013 has a varied and interesting line-up for theatre buffs.

With veterans like V Balakrishnan, Rajiv Rajaram, Yog Japee, Freddy Koikaran and others scripting, directing and acting - and not in the same play - you know that you're in for two weeks of theatre goodness. There are some unknown names, some relatively experienced artistes and some very different scripts coming up, including plays about the origins of the ubiquitous 'Madras Baashai', the life of a bomb (yes, you read that right), vampires being the hunted instead of doing the hunting and many more (Well, a total of 20, to be exact).

The 11 best plays of the festival, seven of them picked by a panel of judges and four picked by audience votes, will make it to the Gala finals that will be held on July 21.

Let the spotlight shine!

(The 10 minute plays will be staged at the Édouard Michelin Auditorium at Alliance Française from 7 pm. Week two starts today. For tickets schedules and other details, log on to

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