"Dastaan-e-Bhook" Hindi Play at Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg > 7pm on 10th & 11th September 2015

Time : 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Entry : Donor passes- Rs.200
For bookings call Ishita-91 9716072437
Strictly for 18 and above.
The play has explicit and graphic content.Viewer discretion advised.

Venue : Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110001 
Landmark : Next to RML Hospital Emergency Gate 5
Venue Info : Events | About | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Patel Chowk(Yellow Line)Exit Gate - 3'
Parking : Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital public parking or Inside Akshara Theatre

Event Description : 
Dastaan-e-Bhook (an adaptation of Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class) is a darkly comic exploration of a family's psyche in the style of Absurdism. The original play focuses on the dysfunctional Tate clan—the drunken dreamer of a father, burned-out mother, rebellious teenage daughter, and idealistic son—as they struggle for control of the rundown family farm in a futile search for freedom, security, and ultimately meaning in their lives.

Our production aims to draw attention to the enormous "bulldozer", buzzing ominously, 100ft away from the run down house of this squabbling family- pushing the viewers to ask the ‘whys’ of the demise of this familial unit, rather than the ‘whats’. The hunger, ever present in the household, is a constant reminder of all that is missing in their lives. Devoid of any real understanding of what has pushed them into this mafucntionality, the family pursues their attempts at pulling themselves out, mindlessly grabbing at whatever their persecutors throw at them. Set in the outskirts of Delhi, the production also peers into the very-obvious-but-swept-under-the-carpet reality of hyper urbanization which is voraciously gnawing away at the rural settlements in and around the city.

This is a society of moral free fall, a world where men and women, circle one another warily, no longer sure of their roles, compelled by a passion with the power to destroy. 

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Abhishek Basak
Anannya Tripathyi
Kshitij Mervin
Noel Sengupta
Piyush Kumar
Pranshu Shrimali
Rahul Tewari
Ruchi Choudhury
Saumya Jakhmola

Translation and Lyrics: Rajesh Nirmal
Music (Composition): Ishu
Assistant composer: Manas Rastogi 
Harmonium-Tanya Ahuja
Percussion- Rajvir Raju

Lights: Ankit Pandey and Gopal Verma
Backstage: Chiranjit Das
Production Manager: Ishita Mehta
Assistant Director: Pranshu Shrimali 

Poster Design: Aliza Bakht and Avni Mehta
Photography : Vardhna Puri
Video: Arbab Ahmad

Executive Producer (for TSC): Neel Sengupta 

Playwright: Sam Shepard

Director: Dhwani Vij

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"Dastaan-e-Bhook" Hindi Play at Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg > 7pm on 10th & 11th September 2015 "Dastaan-e-Bhook" Hindi Play at Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg > 7pm on 10th & 11th September 2015 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Friday, September 11, 2015 Rating: 5

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