Five Picks From Stage 42 – Launch Week
The Stage 42 festival kicks off this week, and we’ve picked out the best shows that the first week of the festival has to offer.
1.Thermal and a Quarter // 6 February 2015 // Indigo Live, Bangalore
The iconic Bangalore-based rock’n’roll act will kick off the Stage 42 festival this weekend.Thermal and a Quarter will be performing at Bangalore’s newest live music venue Indigo. Live, and will be performing music off their new album The Scene. Book tickets here.
2. Pretentious Nights // 6 February 2015 // Vidya Mandir, Kolkata
Kanan Gill and Biswa Kalyan Rath, the duo behind the popular Youtube comedy series, will bring their pretentious selves to stage and review best, and worst that Bollywood has to
offer. Book tickets here.
3. Bill Burr // 9 February 2015 // St. Andrews Auditorium, Mumbai
The American stand-up comedian/actor/writer will mark his India debut with an exclusive show in Mumbai’s St. Andrews Auditorium. Burr, who’s sardonic humor has been a hit with audiences across the world, has previously appeared on the critically acclaimed television series Breaking Bad, and is the host of Monday Morning Podcasts. Book tickets here.
4. Russel Peters // 11 & 12 February 2015 // Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, NSCI, Mumbai
Canada’s number one stand-up export, Russel Peters needs no introduction. He is bringing his Almost Famous World Tour to Stage42 festival with all new material in tow. He will perform in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bangalore in the month of February. Book tickets here.
5. Dastangoi // 11 February 2015 // NCPA Experimental Theatre, Mumbai
A riveting Urdu storytelling tradition that died decades ago, Danish Husain and Mahmood Farooqui are bringing it back to us in the form of their show Dastangoi. They will be presenting two exciting tales in this form of storytelling – Dastan-e-Chouboli, which is an entertaining story of a Rajasthani princess who will only marry a man who can make her speak four times in one night. The second dastan (story) that the duo will present is around the life and times of prolific Pakistani Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Dastangoi will perform in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. To book your tickets, head here.