Sunday, December 14, 2008
* Deepak Dobriyal ( Film fare award for Omkara film latest movie Shoriya)
* Manu Rishi Chadha (Acted in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! & Mithyya film ,talented Actor , Script /Dialouge writer)
* Piyush Mishra ( film actor,lyricist,script and dialogue writer, acted in film-Dil Se, Maqbool, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom etc.Plays with Gaur-Operation Three Star & Court Martial)
* Shilpa Shukla ( Chak De India, Bindia Nayak)
* Lushin Dubey ( Solo Plays-Untitled solo & Pinki Virani's Bitter Chocolate)
* Bubbles Sabharwal ( Prominent Writer & Acted solo in Play [Arts and Paradox])
* Aishveryaa Nidhi ( Sydney-based actor , Gandhari Solo and filmmaker. Associate Producer- Hollywood Film Beyond Life, 2006, co-direction (with Safdar Ghafoor) the Aussie- Bollywood flick Flight to Bollywood, actively involved in popularising Indian theatre in Western countries
* Rashi Bunny (University of Alabama and Rutgers University, New Jersey,USA. Acted in Final Soutions & Solo Plays - Madhavi , Hidden Fires , film -Duvidha)
* Ruth Sheard ( British Actress, 2 solo plays with Gaur)
* Tilotama Shome ( Film- Monsoon Wedding)
* Seema Azmi ( Chek De India , Saas Bahu Aur Sensex , Started her acting career with Arvind Gaur later joined NSD )
* Shalini Vatsa (Peepli Live)
* Shakti Anand (Saara Aakash, Ek ladki Anjaani si, KSBKBH TV serials)
* Jaimini Kumar Srivastava ( Founder Actor Member of Asmita, Tughlaq , Brutus & Andha Yug, Caligula etc. AIR Senior Reporter)
* Archna Joshi ( Play-Desire under the Elms, Rakt Kalyan, Andha Yug etc. prominent Script writer, serials)
* Susan Brar ( Summer 2007 film , Yama Gatha, Javad in Final Solution , Mr.Jinna, Court-Martial & Ramkali )
* Sapna Khatana ( Talented young Theatre Actress, NSD Rep.)
* Shyam Kumar ( Director & Actor, Natsamrat Theatre Group)
* Chandan Anand ( Working with Salman Khan in his new film )* Rajesh Bagotra ( Film-Parjania )
*Dinesh Kumar ( Film -Dil, Dosti Etc , Director: Manish Tiwary , Producer: Prakash Jha)
* Naresh Kabir ( Kabir, Campus theatre, Hindu College,Banyan taree)
* Wassim khan ( Reporter, Chek De India )
* Vipul Vig (Talented Actor , Hijack film )
* Akhilesh Kumar ( Praveen ) , Acted in Bollywood Dreams
* Himansu Roy ( Vivachana,Jabalpur team,IPTA )
* Arun Pandey ( Vivachana, Jabalpur team)
* Poonam Girdhani ( final Solution & Ek Mamooli Aadmi )
* Shahid Anwar ( Brillient playwright & Translation Final Solutions )
* Mohit Tripathi ( Talented actor )
* Mohammad Ali ( Moteram famed)
* Ajay Bhalhara (Model & Actor, 2002 TWG )
* Naveen Tyagi ( talented actor)
* Amita Walia ( Senior actress, Final Solutions, 3o days in Sept. lead role)
* Kranti Pratap Singh (Actor trainer & Jagadeva in Rakt Kalyan)
* Hasim Haider ( Javad in FS )
* Aparna Singh( Astt. director - Charas film, Director-Tigmanshu Dhulia)
* Deepak Ochani ( Brig. Surat Singh, Court Martial & Bijal in Rakt Kalyan )
Pt.Rajeev Sharma, K.B.Srivastava, Ramesh Naidu, G.S.Bedi, Manoj Tyagi (later joined NSD), Ajay Tripati, Neelam Ghildiyal, Vijay Singh, Deepak Sethi, Gajraj Nagar, Subodh Kumar (JNU)Yaqub Ghauri, Jeevan Lal, Bharti Tekchandani,Rakesh Chabra, Alka Saini,Rita Swami, Ramesh Khanna, Rajesh Bali, Neelam Mahajan , Prakash Sagar, Asad Khan, Mukesh Sharma, Suchitra Mittal, Rashid R, Rakesh Anand, Rajendra Bhama, Vimlendra Badoria,Shekhar Pathak,Uaha Mukundan, Mikky Munjal,Gee Varghese,Gulzar Chandi,Ravi Goyal, Shailendra Gaur, Vibha Choudhary , Archna Joshi, Manisha Thakur,VK Sharma ,Komal Kapadia, Madan Gopal,Ikrar Khan,Meena Sohan Lal, Ajay Anand, Sonali Gupta, Ravi Bhardwaj, Manju Choudhary, Shyam, Ather Khan, Gauhar Alam, Sanjay Manchanda, A.Kumar, Jaya, Hemlal, Rajesh Amrohi, Vinod Bharti, Vinod, dhramveer , Chaman Gandhi, Nalin Srivastava, Ilyas Bechain,Ajay Choure, Bibhas Sharma, Master Puneet
Rakesh Baghel, Deepak Dobrial, Manu Rishi, Archna Joshi,Mani Kant Choudhary,Ashish Sharma ( working with TIE ,NSD), Amit Kholi,Rajiv Mathur, Nalin Srivastava, Sudhir Daryan,Madhu,Kapil Gulati ,Vishnu Prasad,Taun Chawhan,Jeetendra Gupta,Arun Khatana, Parvaj Khan, Gauhar Alam,Pankaj Gupta, Shally Sexena ,Sanjeev Jugran,Anoop Choudhary, Mrigank Dubay, Pramod Kumar, Kararn Gujral, Saeed Bano, Shivani Vasudev, Amitesh Shah,Tarun Bali, Nidhi,Chander Pal, Shivansh Bhardwaj, Arjun bhoj, Anand Sharma, Rohit Mehta, Abhisek ram, sachin Kumar, Satyakam, Sanjay Tyagi, Lalit Jha, Jeetu,Om Prakash ,Hem Lal,Sapna Khatana,Shakti Anand, Seema Azmi (later joined NSD),Aishveryaa Nidhi
Aparna Singh, Sonu Mishra, Nandini Arora, Vikrant Narayan, Safeeq Ansari, Shalini Vats, Monali Adewar (Vivechana), Amar Nath, Shilpa Shukla,Chandan Anand, Arvind Sandilya, Tilotama Som ,Radhika Rao ,Kuldep, Ritu, Varun Singh, Rajan Kavatra, Arvind Raj, Naresh Bharatia, Seemant Dwivedi,Amrish, Sandeep Miglani, Asad Gulzar, Tipu,Chetna Kaul, Sikandar, Shekhar Yadav, Mohit Tripathi,Urvasi Krishna (later joined NSD),Sapna Khatana, Sanjaj Nath Sharma ,Mukesh Tyagi, Mukesh Kant, Bilal Qureshi,Bhanu(later joined NSD) ,Rishab Dev,Basant Kumar, Rajeev Sharma, Yogesh,Amrish Kumar
SPANDAN (School of Planning and Architecture) & 2nd Foundation Theatre Society ( 1996-2002 )Vaibhav Dimri, Sadia Anwar, Sunil Jasuja, Swastik Harish, Monolita Chatterjee, Mukta Naik, Lopa, Anindya, Supriti, Parthosarthi, Pooja, Monika, Anuradha, Ansuman, Prema, Nisant, Gerald, Amin Nayyar
2000 - 2005
Sapna Khatana,Manu Tyagi, Shiraz Khan,Chandan Anand Kamini Prasad, D.S Tomar, RajShree, Rajesh Bakshi, Amita Walia,Gaurav Srivastava , Rajeev, Asish Nijavan, Shekhar, Rao Devendra, Jas,Pankaj Singh,Shiva Chopra,Mita Joshi, Shalendra Tiwari, Diwakar Dhyani,Shekhar Pandit, Manjeet Gupta,Manoj Choudhary, Syyad Ali, Pawan singh Rawat, Gulzar, Dhananjay,Dinesh, Minakshi,Praven,Chetan,Shiva chopra,Pankaj Mishra, Himansu Tyagi ,Priyanka, Manish Sachdeva, Chandan Upaadhyaya, Rahul Choudhary, Rahul Dabas, Santosh, Jatin,Sushil Gautam, Prakash Kumar, Tarun Pandey, Shahana Chakraborty, Prince Agnihotri, Devesh,Rishi Malik, N.Kritika, Vikash kaushal,Snjay Yadav, Anu Mathur,Biswaranjan,Vickey,Harpret, Rajkumar,Pawan Sharma, Babblee Srivastava, Nausad Hussain Azad, Kunal ,Vineet Daryan,Raj Parihar,Manish Verma,Umeah,Anoop Gosai,Santosh Ojha,Susan Brar,Meenakshi Singh,Raj Kumar Rai,
Lily Sharma , Saurabh Mishra, Gitika Narang, Rahul Bhasin, Sonali Bagai, Arpit Aggarwal, Upasana Sharma, Mani Garg, Purvaja Kumar , Pranav Raj Bindra , Nishita Jha, Geeta Gupta, Saba Joshi , Juzbi Walia , Ajay,Harpreet, Sunita Singh, Rachna Sexena, Mohit tandan, Nitin Goswami
Kangana Ranaut , Rashi Bunny, Susan Brar, Naresh Kabir, Shiraj Khan, Smiriti ,Kranti Pratap Singh, Mansi,Gaurav Srivastava, Ajit Mahato, Pragit Pandit, Sandeep Srivastava, Rohan Madeshya ,Sunil Rawat, Asish Nijhawan (later joined NSD) , Irsad Ali Khan, Amit Nigam,Rima,Tarun Baba, Hashim Haider, Kunal, Girish Pal, Abhijeet Choudhary, Amit Basoya, Arun Khatana
Sandeep Srivastava, Girish Pal, Anupam Pachauri , Sangeeta Das, Irsad Ali Khan,Vishal Gaurav, Rajesh Mishra,Manisha, Praven Akhilesh,Prabhakar, Asish Nijhawan ,Garima Arya , Tanmay Prasad , Avdesh ,Rajesh Thapa, Amit Rana, Shailender Viswas, Abhijit, PushpRaj Rawat, Rajat, Shamim Gandhi, Shailender Bist,Vipin Arora, Sunita Singh, Siddarth,Prasant Singh,Sahil Suri,Munmun(later joined NSD), Raghav Marwah
2006 - 2008
Rahul Batra , Sukhdev Singh, Rabindra Bharara, Neha Sharma, Prabhakar Ranjan, Himansu, Rakesh Shah, Jyoti Verma, Deepak Rajor, Munmun( now in NSD), Ruchika Jain, Ratnesh, Sameer, Aatish, Nidhi Sharma, Sweta Sharma, Hement, Parvej Khan, Aakash Deep, Aridhi, Rahul Vohra, Bajrang Raj Purohit, Sachin, Ajay Verma,Prakash, Aru Krishansh Verma, Abhishek, Atul Sharma, Paras, Nidhi Goyal, Kavisha, Arun Khatana
Sapna Khatana (Working with NSD Rep.) , Amita Walia ( 3o days in Sept. lead role) , Viren Basoya ( Incharge & Jagadeva- Rakt kalyan ) , Bajrang Bali Singh ( Bikosh Roy , Babban & Basavanna Fame actor) , Rashmi Singh (3o days in Sept.Mother) , Shamina Sheikh(3o days in Sept. ,mother) , Shilpi Marwaha ( Ramkali & Chameli Jaan famed actress , Kamla Nehru College) , Puneet Verma ( Mote Ram Fame ) , Rishi Soni ( Drown Man ) , Tanmay Prasad , Rahul Batra, Pankaj Yadav, Saveree Gaur, Kakoli Gaur, Malay Garg , Shreya Sharma , Snjog Shahi, Amit Choudhary, Dinesh Dhawan, Parvesh Dhawan, Beena Ray, Alok,Vivak Parashar, Rahul Datta, Rajesh Thapa , Rachna Shekhar, Pramod LNS, Priyank , Mohitreyee Banerjee, Mahima kaur, Sanket, Madur Devgan, Ritu Soni Kapoor, Rachna, Sourabh Pal , Piyush Priyank, Priyank Dwivedi ,Raj Sharma
Manish Upadhyay, Devika Sharma, Ravi Arora,Wreicha Sharma , Aman Mehra , Trimala, Hemant Pandey, Arun Rana,Teishul Gaur, Manvir Sansanwal , Asish, Tejaswi Yadav, Sumit Pawar ....
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
By Asmita Theatre Group
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
08 th November 2008, 7.30 PM
09 th November 2008, 10.00 AM Morning
Monday, September 22, 2008
Viren Basoya, Bajrang Bali Singh, Shilpi Marwaha,
Unsuni is a socially relevant and politically deep script by Mallika Sarabhai, based on the Novel "Unheard Voices" by Harsh Mander. In a Society where the success of a handful makes bigger news than the misery of millions, a set of 5 monologues dares to speak out for the mute, the desolate, the chronically ignored... a woefully unloved India, full of People but starved of life.Unsuni lifts the veil around harsh realities faced by the diversity afflicted people of our country.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Written by: Mahesh Dattani
Director: Arvind Gaur
Translated by: Shahid Anwar
Music: Sangeeta Gaur
20th & 21st September,2008, 7.30pm
Epi centre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Opp.
Power Grid Residential Complex, Gurgaon
Susan Brar, Amita Walia, Rashmi Singh,Viren Basoya,
"Final Solutions" has a powerful contemporary resonance as it addresses as issue of utmost concern to our society, i.e. the issue of communalism. The play presents different shades of the communalist attitude prevalent among Hindus and Muslims in its attempt to underline the stereotypes and clichés influencing the collective sensibility of one community against another.
Mobs are on the rampage in the city in the aftermath of an attack on a rathyatra passing through a Muslim locality…in a daring departure, Arvind gaur invites the audience to participate in a debate at the end of the play. And people have been staying backing large numbers to discuss the communal aspect of the drama…though there are the usual status quoits, strong voices have been raised for and against the treatment of the "guilty" majority and the "persecuted" minority.
With the screaming, stomping, sinister mob in thebackground of this high charged interplay, we have a dramatically explosive play on boards….Arvind Gaur pitched and kept the action at a level on high tension. .....
-Kavita Nagpal (Hindustan Times)
An audience that went to the theatre to be entertained was suddenly confronted with its own reality…there was a negative anger with the audience. It was an anger towards being made to feel apologetic for one's own being, one's faith. There was resentment at being portrayed as "the enemy"…Shahid Anwar has translated the script in to a simply written but highly forceful and evocative Hindustani script for Asmita. Directed by Arvind gaur, the first Hindustani version of final solutions premiered in September 1997. an intense play it confronts a situation where Hindu Muslim animosity develops in to chaos…what eventually come across (apart from the larger fact of communalism) is that all the characters are victims of circumstances and social conditioning and what was a personal experience for them , gains the enormity of a larger perspective.
The chorus is something that drew a lot of comment … here the design is straightforward. Its continual presence, its hovering proximity and its occasionally threatening, occasionally silent almost oppressive nearness, constantly comments upon and envelops the action inside the Gandhi household. Shifting from the two communities it also comments upon the fact that a mob has no name, no loyalty. If the price is right so is the cause. The play is powerful, the production intense, the subject difficult, the response good.
- Smita Nirula (Review)
Mahesh Dattani's is that rare look at the socio-political problem that defines all final solutions. In Dattani’s view, Hindus and Muslims are not just two cardboard communities who clash when a procession is stoned, a pooja is disrupted, a mosque is dismantled. These for him, are just the jagged tips of an ominous iceberg. One that threatens to freeze the entire landscape into polarized communities that live by intolerance and hate in place of harmony…more important is the iceberg an amorphous mass that glorifies the credo of unity in diversity without actually understanding the meaning of diversity…the play looks straight in to the heart of fundamentalist and the liberal and tears down the prototypes…
Asmita's Hindustani adaptation of the play (by Shahid Anwar) , under Arvind gaur 's competent direction, managed to retain the philosophical import of the text, without losing out on the visual appeal . The inter-cutting passage through time was handled innovately by keeping all the three generations of the Gandhi family on stage for the play. The constant presence of the shadowy mob at the back with its hysterical chants represents the ongoing scourge of communalism, which has persisted since partition. Intense, topical, artistically mounted, Asmita's final solutions brought back memories of Habib Tanvir's rendition of jis Lahore nahin dehya and Saeed Mirza's Naseem, two other meaningful attempts to address the issue of communalism.
-Nikhat Kazmi (Times of India)
Good play , good acting…finds a chord with the audience…Mahesh Dattani’s 'final solutions'( a title derived from Nazi pogroms) is a commendably bold play in that it closely studies the communal virus which took centre stage in Indian society culminating in the Ayodhya demolition and the horrific bomb blasts in Mumbai. Though the Bangalore based Gujrati playwright had Ahmedabad extended spells of communal violence in mind when he wrote " final solution' his analysis of the problem was tellingly applicable to the post-Ayodhya situation…Asmita and Arvind gaur did well to pick up the thread from Padamsee with a fine Hindustani translation by Shahid Anwar…gaur's forte is powerful crowd scenes accented with physical action and emotional dialogue calling for histrionic and declamatory skills of a high order the play has plenty of both. A yelling menacingly muscular chorus line is the ugly face of majority communalism. It also doubles as the more subtle but also more sinister visage of minority fanaticism…in all an enjoyable play worth every minute of it. Mahesh Dattani script adhered to faithfully, adds to the pleasure.
- Drama critic.
Something to reflect upon…Asmita's production is simple and intense. The feeling of a pro-Muslim or a pro-Hindu bias was happily not there. The director invited the audience to stay after the play and conduct a dialogue with the team. Some of the responses from the audience were humbling. Two elderly gentlemen felt that they has given them something to reflect upon and had proved that there was hope for the future; Babban's last line "if you are willing to forget, am willing to tolerate" gave them food foe thought. When asked about biases, the audience was quite clear in its response: "the production is balanced "…chorus drew a lot of comment… shifting between the two communities, it also comments upon the fact that a mob has no name, no loyalty. if the price is the right , so is the cause, cash is king…that the Asmita company has worked very hard on this not-so-easy production is obvious…communal angle comes across loud and clear…something you can take home with you to think about.
Off with the language barrier…proved its mettle Dattani is India's leading contemporary English language playwright…final solutions bares the ugly face of communalism. It took moral courage , in the immediate after math of the Babri masjid nightmare, on the part of Dattani to write the the play…mercifully the communal temperature now a days is more normal… nonetheless , staging of the play has moral merit and Asmita can take justifiable pride in maintaining its tradition of socially relevant theatre …final solution moves from partition to present day communal tension…the Asmita production scored over padamsee's English original in that power dialogue came across as more realistic and authentic…gaur's innovation of a background chorus by turn , violent Hindu and Muslim mobs are effective.
-G. George (The Statesman)
A show not to be missed…final solution makes a point: look for communal hatred not on the streets but deep inside ourselves…Dattani’s best play so far and as in some of his other plays, he takes the family unit as his locale and "moves between the past and the present."
The playwright takes three generations of a middleclass family as his base and through undercurrents that effect its members , explores the psyche of his characters in these days of communal strife…quite a few plays have been written on the communal theme but 'final solutions" is perhaps the only one so far which, instead of moralizing and raising hollow slogans for communal harmony , examines the issue from the point of view of a sociologist and says "communal hatred is located not out on the street but deep inside ourselves," the play holds a mirror to the society we live in…the director Arvind gaur has done away with hackneyed masks or other paraphernalia to identify the mob for they are lumpens – sometimes Hindus ,sometimes Muslim.
We recognize them only through there slogans and war cries their comments and questions. It is money that collects the crowd, and as the mob outside the house disappears: Javed says" may be they aren't paid overtime"…what a beautiful play, beautifully translated, and beautifully directed…"final solutions" is a demanding play and the cast as a whole tries its best…the response was overwhelming, particularly from the younger generation .the message had gone down well.
The play holds a mirror to the society we live in. …
-Romesh Chander (The Hindu)
-Vikram Prajapati (Navbharat Times)
Acrobatic performance…Communal frenzy knows no bounds.
Experimental direction…Final Solution has been a presentation, which is not just seen in the auditorium, but the issue stays with the viewers, to be taken home and pondered & mulled over… Arvind Gaur’s pragmatic direction casts its spell on the viewers. For those who have not seen ‘Final Solution’, it is like an opportunity gone by….
- Gulush Swami (Deshbandhu, Jabalpur)
Its dark reflections hover in the thought-strands, movements, perceptions and rationale. Mahesh Dattani’s ‘Final Solutions’ is a play that presents such a nightmarish phase, which haunts in different forms all through the life…The roots of communalism are not just entrenched in the society, but have also rooted/lodged themselves as decisive elements in our psyche/thought processes. Though the characters have pointed out at the causes that disrupt the peace and harmony and lead to unrest, through their expressions and body-language, Arvind has projected the socio-psychological tides and trends/dynamics through the use of chorus, which is magical with its harmonious blend of sounds and dialogues…Shahid Anwar’s Hindi translation of ‘Final Solution’ is based on the background of Gujarat riots.
The entire gamut of its dramatic possibilities has been well projected by Arvind Gaur, during its recent presentation at India Habitat Centre…Revolving around three generations, the events in the play unfold at a swift pace, weaving the post-independence partition riots, with the communal riots of today in a common strand. Memories are the focal-point of the play…
Arvind’s experiments with the technique and fabric have been much appreciated. He is quite a matured and visionary theatre personality. Overall, the flawless presentation, direction and performances draw you to the play over and again & give it a repeat-value.
There come those moments, when situations compel an individual to introspect, understand and restrain oneself so-as-to avert disastrous consequences…all this is brought out by Asmita’s recent presentation ‘Final Solution’, directed by Arvind Gaur. Asmita and Arvind are synonymous and thus inseparable…
The play moves at a furious pace, and comes to a point where man is forced to introspect, for communalism is not outside but within. One needs to feel and understand this. If each individual of every community thinks right then he would know that communalism germinates and blossoms within. The weed of Communalism eats us inside out, and benefits none. It is like a wild growth in a field, which eats up the crop itself…Various possibilities and strains emerge on watching this play. Events unfold fast, keeping the viewer completely hooked. The team of seasoned artists, add to the natural flow & fluidity. The direction is taut and none escapes the director’s keen eye. The set was handled, by Tribhuvan.
-Dr Prem Sharan Sharma (theatre review)
Mahesh dattani opens up a lively debate on communalism in the play final solutions, translated in to Hindi by Shahid Anwar… fine performances and a powerful chorus added to the play force.
- Indian express
Promoting theatre of substance…aesthetically innovative and socially relevant theatre…"final solution has a powerful contemporary resonance as the central issue of communalism is of the utmost concerns of our society," says Arvind Gaur the director. Presenting different shades of communalist attitudes prevalent among Hindus and Muslims, the play attempts to underline the stereotypes influencing the collective sensibility of one community against another.
Moving from partition to the present day communal riots.
Final solutions examines the attitudes of three generations of a gujrati business family…he says, ' memory plays an important role in the play as reminiscences of the characters develop the plot. I have used a chorus to perform the visual element and images. Not only that, the chorus also turns into props or represents society or becomes the audience with in the play."…" all the characters stay on stage throughout.
Asmita is known for long post performance discussions with the audience and also for incorporating the suggestions in subsequent stagings…naturally, continuous training and development is Asmita's major concern…the concept of a born actor is being eroded, directors realize that training is indispensable…we may be celebrating fifty years of freedom but theatre is still not free" says Arvind…"serious theatre exists and so does the will to carry on which is evident in the number of productions coming up, not only by professional groups but also by college dramatics societies."
The Choreographer – Sooraj Katoch
Composed by Dr.Sangeeta Gaur
Music design/arrange by Sandy
Viren Basoya ( Main supporting actor-waterseller,Bachan Singh)Incharge & coordinator theatre workshops of Asmita Theatre group. Intelligent , talented & honest young actor.famous for Jagadava in Girish Karnad's Rakt-Kalyan, Kabir in Bhisma Sahani's play, Inspector Pahuja in Operation three star,adaptaion of Dario fo's Accidental death of an Anarchist,Jatin in Unsuni ,& Major Ajay Puri in Courtmartial.Active in Street theatre movement.
The Composer – Dr.Sangeeta Gaur
“Long have I looked for the truth about the life or people together, that life is crisscrossed, tangled and difficult to understand; and when I had done so, I told the truth as
Like any didactic play it raises the question of deciding who is the wrong and the right and who is worthy of happiness and who isn’t. Brecht’s most powerful concept of immediate distraction and then sudden balance, makes the play even more interesting, To conclude this play is energetic, innovative, sharp, contemporary and full of music & dance.
Brecht leaves the ending open to the audience-
“What is the answer?
Ladies and Gentlemen, in you we trust:
There must be happy endings…
Monday, May 5, 2008
Asmita Summer Theatre Festival
10th May - 29th June 2008 (Weekend show)
10th & 11th May, 7.30pm
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
Tickets Rs. 50 /
17th & 18th May , 7.30 pm
Dario Fo’s Comic- Satire
Operation Three Star
Hindi adaptation of Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Adaptation in Hindi -Amitabh Srivastava
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Tickets Rs. 50 /
24th & 25th May, 7.30 pm
Hindi Translation-Ram Gopal Bajaj
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road , New Delhi
Tickets Rs. 50 /
1st June,7.30 pm
Based on Harsh Mandar's Book- Unheard Voices
Script - Mallika Sarabhai
Translation - Arvind Gaur
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road , New Delhi
Tickets Rs. 50 /
7th & 8th June, 7.30 pm
Music by Sangeeta Gaur
Translation by Shahid Anwar
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New
All plays directed by Arvind Gaur
Other plays in Festival – June,
(Wait for more new announcements)
30 Days in September
Hindi translation by Smita Nirula
Neil Simons's Comedy play
based on Chekhov's stories
Adaptaion-Sunil Jasuja, Sadia, Aparna Singh & Asmita
Munshi Premchand’s Musical satire
Mote Ram Ka Satyagrah
Adaptation -Habib Tanveer and Safdar Hashmi
Music by Sangeeta Gaur
Other activities of Asmita Theatre
Street Plays on 31st May, 2008
4.30pm -7pm, IHC
Theatre workshop 15th -25th June
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