Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak-Shah’s ‘Old World’ Season in Pune

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Pune, 9th July 2024: Theatre enthusiasts in Pune are in for the big treat with the ‘Old World’ season by none other than legendary artists Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak-Shah. The play, presented by Motley Productions, is all set to be staged from 23rd to 28th July at Shreeram Lagoo Ranga – Avakash, Hirabaug Chowk, Tilak Road, Pune.

‘Old World’ is written by Russian playwright Aleksei Arbuzov and directed by Arghya Lahiri. Actors Naseeruddin Shah and wife Ratna Pathak-Shah play a taciturn doctor and an eccentric patient respectively who meet at a sanatorium. The light-hearted humour subtly unfolds the sensitivity of the loneliness that comes with age. The play is translated into English by Ariadne Nicholaeff and will be staged over 8 shows -Tuesday to Friday, one show at 7.30pm and 2 shows at 4pm and 7.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The crew includes Kaizad Gherda- Sound Design and Music, Dhanendra Kawade- Set Design, Manasi Srivastava & Sahil Vaid- Stage Managers, Pushan Kriplani- ‘Secret Smile’ Lyrics, Shazneen Arethna -Demo Vocals, Avantika Bahl-Choreography, Marvin D’souza-Costumes, Arghya Lahiri-Lighting Design and produced by Jairaj Patil.