Pierrot's Troupe

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Pierrot's Troupe is a theatre group based in New Delhi, India, which was formed in 1989. The group performs original plays in Hindi, Urdu and English. It has performed more than 2000 shows, mostly in Delhi and other parts of India.[1]

Pierrot's Troupe is led by playwright and director M. Sayeed Alam, who has written and directed all of their plays, and also acts in most of them.[2] He has been described as "a pioneer of unconventional and fresh theatre in India".[3] Alam has a PhD in International Politics from Aligarh Muslim University. He is the author of a book, and has published 17 research papers. He has also worked as a journalist with IRNA, the official news agency of Iran, from 1992 to 1999.

Their plays are critically acclaimed as well as popularly well received.[4][5] Some of their most popular plays include Ghalib in New Delhi (Hindi comedy),[6] Cut Cut Cut (Hindi comedy), Big B (English comedy),[7] Maulana Azad (Urdu monologue), K. L. Saigal (Hindi musical), Ghalib (Urdu musical),[8] Massage (Hindi comedy) and 1947 (Urdu).

Their productions have included some prominent Indian theatre, cinema and television actors including Tom Alter, Rakesh Bedi, Saleem Shah, Simple Kaul, Uday Chandra, Chander Khanna and Niti Phool.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pierrots Troupe". Buzzintown India. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Play it right". The Hindu. 22 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "From backstage". The Hindu. 13 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Close to cloud nine". The Hindu. 3 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Friday Review : Sons of Hindustan". The Hindu. 10 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ghalib in Chennai!". The Hindu. 2 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Friday Review : When Big B just speaks `Hinglish'". The Hindu. 27 April 2007. 
  8. ^ "Friday Review : Many facets of the man". The Hindu. 5 September 2008. 
  9. ^ "Theatre Lovers, Get Ready to Tickle Your Funny Bone". Outlook India. 11 April 2010. 

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