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Since 1995, Vachikam has been pleased to present theatrical performances to a growing audience in the United States and Canada.

We invite you to peruse our list of past Vachikam events to learn more about the caliber of our shows.

Three Women
"A musical theatre"

Written & Directed By Isheeta Ganguly

102 Not Out
"An ageless comedy"

Written & Directed By Saumaya Joshi

What's Done Is Done
"A Play in English"
Welcome Zindagi
"Most awaited Gujrati play"

Written & Directed By Saumaya Joshi
Produced By Umesh Shukla & Bharat N Thakkar

Kuchh Baatein Gaate Gaate
Music Mantra LLC  Presents
Dear Father

Directed By Dinkar Jain
Produced By Swaroop Sampat

Silver Jubilee

A  Romantic Comedy  in Gujarati
May - June 2012
Written by Kaajal Oza vaidya
Directed by Viral Racch
Presentation (put as a link- see the ppt) 


A soulful Musical Journey of 50 years
With sadhana Sargam & Parthiv Gohil
October 2011   

"Shekar Sen's Unique Musical Monoact in Hindi"

The emotional story of a boy's journey through life
27th August 2011

Wedding Album

May 2011
Directed and Produced By Lillette Dubey
Presentation (put as a link- see the ppt)

Saroj Khan
Dance with a Bollywood Legend
Institute of Bollywood Dance and Film (IBDF) Presents
Soulful musical journey

29th Annual Gala
of 50 years – 1961-2011 with Bollywood Singers


Broken Images
"A play in English"

October 7th through November 7th, 2010
National Tour :October 7th through November 7th, 2010

Starring Shabana Azmi
Written by Girish Karnad
Directed by Alyque Padamsee
Produced by Ryell Padamsee of ACE production
Info about the play - Click here
National Tour :October 7th through November 7th, 2010
Itinerary (USA) - Click here

View posters high and low resolution
TV promo India: Click here: YouTube - BROKEN IMAGES
Clips of the play: Click here: YouTube - Broken Images#!


Chicago South Asian Film Festival

October 1-3, 2010.

For more information visit www.csaff.org.



Salaam India
"A Play In English"

About the play - Click here
Info about the show - Click here

Friday, September 24th, 2010 @ 8:00 P.M. Sharp

Northshore Center for the performing Arts, Skokie, IL.
Tickets: VIP, $75, $60, $40, $25
Ketki: 630 - 964 - 6061, Prem Sharma 630 325 1114
Rima 224 538 0728
to buy tickets on line: click here 
NSCPA seating chart- click here



Krishan V/S Kanihya
"parEsh rawal"
in helariously entertaining & sensationally shocking hindi play!

Date: August 27th, 2010.

Gateway Theatre, 5216 W. Lawrance Ave, Chicago, IL
Tickets: VIP, 100, $75, $60, $45, & $35

Gateway theatre seating chart click here


The Jain Society of Chicago presents
"Apurva Avsar"
A two-act play in Gujarati about the life of Shrimad Rajchandra, a great seer and one of the most recognized Jain sages of the modern times.

Friday, July 20, 2007 at 8 p.m.

Jain Temple Auditorium

Event managed by Vachikam and produced by Ideas Unlimited

To view the event flier at a larger size, click here: page 1 and page 2.

April - May 2007
By Shekhar Sen
National Tour
Web site: www.shekharsen.com
Tour Details
Media Kit
By Shekhar Sen
National Tour
Hindi musical play about the great saint, poet, and reformer Kabeer
Web site: www.shekharsen.com
By Shekhar Sen
National Tour
Hindi mono act musical play about Goswami Tulsidas, poet and social reformer
Web site: www.shekharsen.com
November 2006
Kaifi Aur Main: Saga of a Poet
Theatrical/Musical Show
U.S.-Canada Tour to 14 Cities
Written by Javed Akhtar. Directed by Ramesh Talwar. Music by Kuldip Singh.
Cast: Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar
Singer: Jaswinder Singh and live orchestra
Web site: www.kaifiaurmain.com
Tour Details
Media Kit
May 2006
By Shekhar Sen
National Tour
Web site: www.shekharsen.com
By Shekhar Sen
National Tour
Hindi musical play about the great saint, poet, and reformer Kabeer
Web site: www.shekharsen.com
September 2005
Ismat Apa Ke Naam
Three One-Act Plays in Hindustani
Based on the Short Stories of Ismat Chughtai.
Directed by Naseeruddin Shah
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Heeba Shah
May 2005
Poetry Recital by Javed Akhtar
National Tour Benefiting Apna Ghar
September 2003
Salesman Ramlal
The Story of an Ordinary Man with Extraordinary Dreams
Based on Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
Directed by Feroz Khan
Cast: Satish Kaushik, Seema Biswas
Web site: www.ferozkhan.com
March 2003
A Musical Play in Gujarati
Directed by Mahendra Joshi. Written by Chandu Shah.
Web site: http://www.narmad.com/khelaiyaflyer1.html
October 2002
Tumhari Amrita
A Love Story Told Through Letters
National Tour
Inspired by A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters"
Directed by Feroz Khan
Cast: Shabana Azmi, Farooq Sheikh
Web sites: www.ferozkhan.com , http://www.ferozkhan.com/fz_amritasynopsis.htm
September 2001
Master Phulmani
A Musical Play in Gujarati
Based on Satish Alekar's "Begam Barve"
Inspired by Jayshankar Sundari's biography
Written by Chandu Shah. Produced by Idea Unlimited, Mumbai, India.
Cast: Utkarsh Mazumdar, Vikas Mehta, Manoj Shah, Chirag Vora
Web site: http://www.glamsham.com/masterphoolmani/cont.htm
April 2001
A Hilarious Comedy in Hindi
Directed by Paresh Rawal
Cast: Paresh Rawal, Swaroop Sampat
Web site: http://www.rediff.com/news/2001/apr/06us3.htm
March 2001
Blue Jeans
Poetry Recital by Chandrakant Shah.
Web site: Chandrakant Shah
May 2000
A Comic Thriller in Hindi.
Based on "Sleuth" by Anthony Shaffer
Inspired by "Khelando." Gujarati adaptation by Madhu Rye.
Directed by Paresh Rawal. Produced by Swaroop Sampat.
Cast: Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah
Web site: http://www.3to6.com/final_theatre/Rkhel1.htm
July 1999
Gandhi Godse
A Play in Hindi
National Promotion
Directed by Jaysukh Ravrani
Cast: Paresh Rawal
May 1998
Mahatma v/s Gandhi
A Play in English
National Tour
Directed by Feroz Khan.
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Kay Kay Menon, Nina Kulkarni
Web site: www.Ferozkhan.com
May 1997
V For Violence
A Reflection on Violence
By Mallika Sarabhai
National Tour
Directed by John Martin. Choreography by Mrinalini Sarabhai and Mallika Sarabhai.
Cast: Mallika Sarabhai
May 1996
A Story of Modern Marriage
By Feroz Khan
Cast: Anupam Kher, Kiran Kher
Web sites: www.ferozkhan.com , http://www.ferozkhan.com/fz_saalgirahsynopsis.htm
April 1995
A Gujarati Murder Mystery
By Paresh Rawal
Written by Uttam Gada. Directed by Paresh Rawal. Produced by Swaroop Sampat.
Cast: Paresh Rawal, Ragini
Venue: Center East Auditorium, Skokie, IL

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