Bertolt Brecht 's "Ramkali " directed by Arvind Gaur on 23rd & 24th April at 7 pm 2011 at Sri Ram Centre,Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House,New Delhi.Ramkali is the Adaptation of Bertolt Brecht 's play - The Good Person of Szechwan ,Adapted in Hindi By Amitabh Srivastava,Lyrics By Piyush Mishra ,Music by Dr.Sangeeta Gaur.
Actors - Shilpi Marwaha as Ramkali,Viren Basoya, Malay Garg, Saurabh Pal. Gaurav Mishra, Shiv Chauhan, Rahul Kh...anna, Ishwak Singh, Himanshu Maggu, Suraj Singh, Punkaj Dutta, Himanshu Kattara, Sachin Saxena, Pankaj Shandilya, Palak Bhutani, Vartika Tiwari, Renu Kashyap, Anamika Singh, Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur, Aparna Singh, Mannu Chaudhary,Aparna Singh, Narender Thakur, Manoj Yadav, Tarun Kumar, Aj Parikh, Pradeep Awasthi, Rohit Vaid, Abhishek Pandey, Rahul Sharma, Vivek Sharma, Jitendra Bhadana, Sidharth Tripathi, Amit Dhaiya, Kumar Vaibhav, Mayank Pandey, Payel Tarafdar, Smita Lal, Manju,Prayanshu kanojiya, Harsh Arora, Chaitanya Manocha, Chetan Ojha, Bhavdeep Singh Chadha, Manish Gupta And OTHERS......
About play Ramkali-
It raises core issues facing today’s world, of greed versus common good, of the value of right and wrong, of the pressures society puts on people which drive them to committing wrongs to keep up with expectations, the exploitation of goodness and of good people by an aspiring society, and the question of equating theft and wrong doing out of need with that done out of greed. Brecht used theatre to raise issues, as does Darpana and Asmita Theatre Group, Arvind Gaur’s company based in Delhi. Brecht, like Arvind Gaur and Mallika Sarabhai, believed in entertaining people with theatrics and songs to keep them engaged but watchful, planting seeds of doubt to shake complacency.
It is said that between the battle of wrong and right, it is truth that wins,
yet ladies and gentlemen, the truth in this play is yet to be discovered…
so if you think it has been some time since you’ve done a good deed,
think again… maybe not.
May be we all have been Ramkali,
doing “the right thing’ in the wrong place or vice versa !
Still having second thoughts?
To those born later
You who will emerge from the flood
Which we have gone under.
Remember When you speak of our failings
The dark time too
Which you have escaped.
For we went,
changing countries oftener than our shoes
Through the wars of the classes,
despairing When there was injustice only,
and no rebellion.
Think of us…
for details pls call : AG -09899650509, Shilpi Marwaha- 9540656537, Shiv Chauhan- 9958793683, Suraj Singh- 9999692525, Viren Basoya- 9911013630, Rahul Khanna- 9711188856