ZEE Theatre, a special offering from the stable of leading global content company ZEE Entertainment Enterprises, has announced its very first tour, wherein theatre stalwarts will come together to showcase works of some of the most acclaimed playwrights nationwide.
The specially curated four-month tour starts on January 14, and will travel to key cities in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, and Rajasthan, in order to stage 50 shows. Committed to their promise to make theatre accessible to audiences across the country, ZEE Theatre, in its first foray, will showcase stage plays featuring Makarand Deshpande, Sunil Shanbag, Mahesh Dattani, Nitish Bharadwaj, Sonali Kulkarni, and Milind Phatak, among others.
The tour seeks to catalyse the growth and understanding of theatre in the country by bringing forth genres ranging from drama, suspense, social issues, musicals, classics, and satires. The aim is to create and curate the best of Indian theatre for national and international audiences. ZEE Live, a division of ZEE Entertainment Enterprises, which aims at creating memorable on-ground experiences for audiences, will execute this tour across the nation.
Anuj Talukder, President, Zee Live, said, “Zee Live is committed to provide the purest form of Indian live entertainment to audiences across the country and the world. This is a firm step forward towards reinvigorating theatre, an art form that has been a part of Indian culture for centuries. With over 50 shows spread across 15 cities, we aim to offer an unforgettable experience to audiences across the country and strengthen the entire theatre ecosystem for the future.”
The Zee Theatre tour will stage the following plays in January: Sir Sir Sarla, Internal Affairs, Chakravyuha, Chuhal, Jana Tha Roshanpura, White Lily, Knight Riders.