Back to the beginning
Prithvi Theatre is taking one step back to go two steps forward. The script of Prithviraj Kapoor’s iconic play, Kisan, which debuted in 1956 (with an 18-yearold Shashi Kapoor handling production design), is being dusted off for a new production. In 2003, Shashi had wanted to adapt the play, saying, “I want to make all these scripts, which are the property of Prithvi Theatre, available for other groups.” It appears that son Kunal is finally taking the legacy forward, especially with Prithvi Theatre turning 40 this year. To be directed by Bengalurubased Abhishek Majumdar (in pic), winner of the first Shankar Nag Theatre award, the play will open in June-July 2019 at the venue.
Review official Nitin Kannamwar (right) with line umpires Sagar Kashyap, Supreeth Kadvigere, Saibal Banerjee and Shreeram Gokhale along with review official Abhishek Mukherjee (extreme left) at the US Open tennis championships in New York recently