Saturday, March 31, 2007

Shakuntala, Sita, Surpanakha...

Scherazade writes in to tell me her play Retellings is being staged at Mumbai's Prithvi Theatre next week. Unfortunately, I can't leave New Delhi right now but I urge all my Mumbai readers to make a beeline for Prithvi on 3rd and 4th April.

What Retellings is all about
Shakuntala, Sita, Surpanakha. Three women trapped in mythology find their voice. Shakuntala takes on Kalidasa, accusing the master playwright of legitimising her lover's betrayal, even as she celebrates the season of her love. As Lanka erupts in the flames of the Aryan invasion, Sita and Surpanakha find their stories intertwining.

Directed by: Scherazade Kaikobad
Cast: Amrita Puri, Vandita Vasa
Venue: Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai
Date: 3rd, 4th April 2007
Time: 9 pm
Tickets: Rs 50
Duration: An hour
Bookings: 09821163832

And those interested in the playwriting aspect of things can attend a FREE workshop on 'Myth and Structure' conducted by Ram Ganesh Kamathan at 4 pm at the same venue on both days. For registration, call - 09820356150

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