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The Thing

In The Thing, writers Sujatha Rangarajan & Anand Raghav reflect on the differences between the rich and the poor, the believers and the non believers, the right and the wrong as planet Earth faces extinction. Shraddha was created by theatre veterans Kathadi Ramamurthy, T.D. Sundararajan and Shivaji Chaturvedi. The group has produced around 13 plays to this day, some of ... Read More »

Rishi Nair’s Untitled Production

In Rishi Nair’s Untitled Production, writer Suhit Kumar wonders whether running a marathon would not be easier than writing a play. Shraddha was created by theatre veterans Kathadi Ramamurthy, T.D. Sundararajan and Shivaji Chaturvedi. The group has produced around 13 plays to this day, some of which were written specially for Shraddha. This bunch of theatre enthusiasts strives to explore ... Read More »

The Zombie Apocalypse

The Zombie Apocalypse is a comedy about a scientist who travels forward in time, only to discover that humans in the future have become zombie-like slaves to their mobile devices. Most of the cast members are part of Crea-Shakthi, the theatre group that won last year’s edition of Short + Sweet. Created three years ago, this Chennai based group now ... Read More »


Barking snakes never bite StrayFactory was created in 2010 by 5 friends who create original works as much as possible. To this day, they have written and produced some 16 plays just for the Short + Sweet Festival, in which they truly enjoy taking part. Although they have performed in many places throughout India and around the world, Chennai is ... Read More »

To Write my Epitaph

Edgar Allan –  a writer, who speaks in verse. Uncanny, unabashed, unhappy and terse. Is he just a facsimile of Poe’s ingenuity? Vasudev Menon works both in film and theatre. He studied theatre in the UK where he has been working for 10 years. He is now studying to become a cinematographer. Vaishnavi Sundararajan has been acting in theatre since ... Read More »

Concert by French singer and composer Juliette Katz

Juliette Katz Juliette Katz has known that she wanted to be a singer since she was 4. She is a woman of this age, romantic yet blunt, sentimental yet deep. With her slightly hoarse voice, like a soul diva, she explores music with the same mix of frivolity and engagement, confidence and candour. “Tout va de travers”, her debut album, ... Read More »

Rendez-vous mensuel: Occult Science, Paranormal Phenomena and Superstitions

A monthly discussion with native French Speakers  Saturday, July 5, 2014 10.30 pm to 12.00 pm 2.30 to 4.00 pm at the Alliance Francaise’s Library Every first saturday of the month, The Alliance Francaise of Madras hosts ‘Rendez-vous mensuel’, an informal discussion in French on a previously defined topic. Take the opportunity to discover and discuss French culture and customs, ... Read More »

Short + Sweet = July 5 – 27

    present    SHORT + SWEET  THE WORLD’S LARGEST FESTIVAL OF 10-MINUTE PLAYS JULY 5 to 27, 2014   Short+Sweet Theatre is the biggest festival of ten-minute theatre in the world, which started in Australia in 2002, and is now held annually in 7 different countries across 30 cities, including Chennai. Short+Sweet Theatre aims to provide a platform for ... Read More »

Pianos for Peace – Fête de la Musique 2014

Pianos for Peace          For the first time in India, three pianists representing three different streams of music – Indian Contemporary, Jazz and Western Classical music combine and perform. Anil Srinivasan, Sharik Hasan and Alexandra Minoza will take part in a special three-way combination concert that seeks to represent unity through music. Each of the performers is very well ... Read More »

Fête de la Musique 2014

Over the past few years, the Alliance Française of Madras has offered budding artists among its students an opportunity to perform during the Fête de la Musique festival. This year, the AFM will do it again on June 17, in the first of several concerts featuring local students. In the first part of the event, AFM students will present a mix ... Read More »