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Confluence Festival of India in Australia is proud to showcase Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night like it’s never been seen before.

Piya Behrupiya, a unique Hindi rendition of the much-­loved play, will be performed free for Melbourne audiences at 6.30pm on the 20th September 2016 at Federation Square’s Deakin Edge.

Performed by The Company Theatre (tct) and led by internationally renowned theatre director, Atul Kumar, Piya Behrupiya, will delight its Melbourne audience with a cast of unforgettable characters as they explore the experience of unrequited love through a combination of high comedy and cruelty, as well as poetry and song.

Commissioned by The Globe theatre UK, Piya Behrupiya was first performed during the World Shakespeare Theatre Festival and has been a great success throughout India and Singapore.

“The Globe theatre UK contacted me to direct a play by Shakespeare in Hindi and they gave me a few different options of his scripts,” said director Atul Kumar. “I chose Twelfth Night instantly as it lent itself beautifully to song and dance, a form that I had never explored before and a form that enticed me for some time now.”

A not-­for-­profit organisation, tct seeks to explore interdisciplinary art forms and to develop diverse professional and amateur artist and audience communities throughout the world with workshops open to students, corporates, artists and academics.

Piya Behrupiya will be performed free for Melbourne theatre lovers on Tuesday, 20th September at 6.30pm at Federation Square’s Deakin Edge. Bring your friends and family along to enjoy some of the most unique theatre Australia will see this year. The play will also be performed in Sydney and Adelaide during September.

 

Confluence Festival of India in Australia takes place over twelve weeks through August – November in Australia this year, showcasing rich and diverse dance, music, theatre and visual arts from India. It also includes conferences and workshops that share insights into traditional and contemporary Indian culture and its confluence with Australia’s curious and congenial populace.

 

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