"Miss Blossom Callahan Patialewaali" Tragi-Comic Play in English/Hindi/Punjabi at Epicentre, Sec-44, Gurgaon on 1st September 2012 & Habitat World, IHC, Lodhi Road > 2nd September 2012

Time : 7:30 pm

Entry : Tickets at Rs.350, Rs.250, Rs 150, Rs 100. Available at : 
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Offline : At the venues

Venues : 
1st September : Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Opp. Power Grid Residential Complex, Gurgaon
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2nd September : Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Parking : Gate No. 1 to 3 (Cars), Gate No. 2 ( Bikes & Bicycles )
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Area : Lodhi Road Area Events

Event Details : 'Miss Blossom Callahan Patialewaali' Tragi-Comic Play.
4 Actor/Directors from India & Australia come together in this Indo Australian Performance to enact the tight story of an aging tart who dreams of a life full of possibilities.  The play reminisces about days gone by, but her imaginary world leaves little distinction between what is real and what is not.
The play opens as Miss Blossom awakens beside Max, a two-bit thief living off the street, and we are later introduced to drug addict Junk. Both Rory Walker and Nathan O'Keefe respectively are hard and  dangerous in their roles, each thinking they are the one in control.
Miss Blossom Callaghan has seen better days. The former cabaret artist now lives hand to mouth and from room to room, entertaining gentleman callers. She is hoping to make a go of it with her new beau Max the Cat, but her landlady has other ideas.
But oblivious to the designs around her, Blossom struts around the stage in her tattered laces manoeuvring the audience as much as  she does her fellow characters, at once tragic and  manipulative.
With subtle twists, excellent comic timing and an underscore of tragedy, House has combined murder and madness into a sublime and unexpected journey.

Where Murder and Madness go Sublime.

Duration : 70 min.

Language : English/Hindi/Punjabi

Script & Direction by Stephen House

Adapted by Smita Bharti

Produced by Sakshi

Stephen House, Smita Bharti, Ishwar Shunya, Sonali Sharma

Choreography: Monica Bhasin; Sound Score:Anurag Kulkarni; Light Design and Execution: Jaspreet Uppal; Production and Production Design: Archana Malhotra and Deepti Chawla; Supported by Kapil; Publicity and PR: Abhinav Sood;  Poster, Brochure and Social Media Design: Aanchal Bharti

Multi-award winning Australian playwright Stephen House has a well-earned reputation for bringing the seedy side of life to the stage.  He can be confrontational or comical, but always engrossing.
Stephen has had 19 plays and four short films produced, and four solo multimedia exhibitions. He has been Artistic Director of many productions and arts events. Stephen is commissioned often and directs and performs his work. His plays have been profiled and published, available through the Australian Script Centre and Currency Press. He has won two AWGIE Awards from the Australian Writers Guild, an Adelaide Fringe Award and many press awards and was shortlisted for the Patrick White and Queensland Premier Drama Awards. He has received International literature residencies from the Australia Council to Canada, USA and Ireland, an Asialink literature residency in India and an Island of Residencies to Tasmania.

A Creative Director, Theatre and Multi-Media Practioner, Smita Bharti, has extensive film experience in theatre, multimedia productions, and films that include creative visualization, scripting, directing, and acting.
She has Written, Directed and Performed in over 27 theatre projects, mainstreaming gender, equality and diversity and promoting non violent action. To name a few would be Azad Rooh ki K(h)abar, Chauraha & Satchidanand [works in progress], NaNa, Walk Once More, Rubaru: Raj Kapur in Russia, As the Sun Sets, Rooh ka Ghar and The Most Important Question, Blind Date, Nun and the Prostitute, 45”35”55”, Jailbirds.
She has over 20 films ranging from one minute advocacy films to documentary and features as well as experience in television and radio. The focus of her filmography is on mainstreaming gender equality, and marginalized groups, and promoting diversity.
A research scholar, Smita Bharti is currectly engaged in a nation wide research on the prevalence and perception of sexual harassment and child sexual abuse.
Smita Bharti is a Rotary World Peace Fellow, a Special Fellow WISCOMP, Senior Fellow Literature, KK Birla Foundation. She is the Executive Director, Sakshi, a regd NGO working for violence against women and non violent action. She is a Founder Director of Hungry Heart Festival, a regd theatre society focussed on theatre for social change.

Winner of Short and Sweet Delhi for two consecutive years,2010,2011.
Ishwar singh  (The Founder of Theatre Group SAANJHA SAPNAA) is  32 years old from faridabad has been working in theatre actively as an actor, director,and light designer since 1997.He has worked with eminent theatre directors like Lt. Habib tanveer,Lt.B.V.Karanth, Lt. Rekha jain, Rajinder Nath,M.S. Sathyu, M.K.Raina, K.S.rajendran and Many others. He has acted in more than 50 plays and directed around 20 plays.

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"Miss Blossom Callahan Patialewaali" Tragi-Comic Play in English/Hindi/Punjabi at Epicentre, Sec-44, Gurgaon on 1st September 2012 & Habitat World, IHC, Lodhi Road > 2nd September 2012 "Miss Blossom Callahan Patialewaali" Tragi-Comic Play in English/Hindi/Punjabi at Epicentre, Sec-44, Gurgaon on 1st September 2012 & Habitat World, IHC, Lodhi Road > 2nd September 2012 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Sunday, September 02, 2012 Rating: 5

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